Empowered to Connect Simulcast 2019
We are excited to be hosting this simulcast for the 4th year. Calvary Bible Church, Heritage Christian Academy, First Baptist Church, and Bethany Christian Services are parnering to put on this simulcast. The "Empowered to Connect" conference is for parents, caregivers, professionals, church workers, and any other individual who would like to be better equipped in serving children who've been impacted by foster care, adoption, or other hard places, including abuse, neglect, stressful pregnancy, early infant hospitalization, or traumatic birth, among many other "hard places," too numerous to name. This conference is mostly geared toward adoptive and foster children's caregivers but the information is applicable to any child from a hard place. This conference gives hope, encouragement, and take-home (or work) strategies to use immediately! Caregivers learn that the struggles they experience and see in kids who come from hard places are not unique to them! They realize that they are not alone, and that there are both reasons AND solutions which apply to them. The conference can count for continuing education hours for professionals and, depending on your agency, it should count for training hours for foster parents.(Please see our website for more info to register for CEU's) So many foster and adoptive parents are ill equipped and under trained when starting this journey and that can lead to fast burnout. This is a practical, very insightful conference that so many people have found so helpful!
855 South Drake Road
Kalamazoo, MI 49009