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

Who Would Benefit From an Empowered To Connect Conference

Parents - bio, foster, adoptive, 

Teachers and 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

“What I love about this conference for families who have fostered and have adopted is that they get to come to this conference broken and shattered. Their dreams of what was going to be is not what the reality is. They get to come to this conference and hear hope.”

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 Intervention® 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.