Each attendee will have a certificate of attendance available to them. Each attendee is responsible to obtain one and provide it to your licensing agency, employer, or professor for proof of attendance. 

Continuing Education credits are available for some professions upon an additional registration with your licensing organization and for an additional fee. Each day 5.5 Continuing Education Contact Hours are available. We will have additional information and registration links.

Who Would Benefit From an Empowered To Connect Conference

Come experience practical teaching in a safe and supportive community as we work to equip families, churches, and professionals to better serve children impacted by adoption and foster care.

Featuring Trust-Based Relational InterventionĀ® methods developed by Dr. Karyn Purvis and Dr. David Cross from the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development, this conference helps bring attachment and connection in families.


The Empowered to Connect Conference is a two-day event presented by Show Hope and the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development.

Certificates of Attendance

Parents - bio, foster, adoptive, 

Teachers an administrators - school or church

Professionals - counselors, social workers, foster care and adoption workers, police officers, probation officers and other court employees and juvenile officers.  

Youth ministry leaders