Located just south of rt. 480 in Broadview Heights, Cuyahoga Valley Church is a short drive from Downtown, East Side, West Side, and the Akron/Canton area.
Empowered to connect trianing will take place from 10am-6pm on both Friday and Saturday. Lunch is provided for both days as a part of the conference fee. Click below to view a sample schedule of the event.
The ETC Experience
The Empowered to Connect Conference features two days of practical teaching in a safe and supportive community equippingfamilies, 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 for Child Development at TCU.
Join parents, caregivers, teachers, and professionals from all over NE Ohio that share your heart for adoption and foster care in a supportive and safe community learning environement
Continuing Education Credit
ETC Training Provides Continuing Education credit for members of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC)
I wish all parents, grandparents, teachers, physicians, and counselors could regularly attend this conference. It’s a life-changer every single time!Eve Boger; adoptive mother
Meet the Trainers
Training Sepcialist: Karen Purvis Institute of Child Development
BA: Social Work
MA: Social Work
PhD: Counseling and Counselor Education
Dan & Terri Coley
Founding Board Members
Foster parents for over 40 infants along with domestic and international adoption experience.
Ryan & Kayla North
Tapestry Adoption Ministry and ETC Trainers
Empowered to Connect Lead trainers and parents of 6 through birth, foster care, and adoption
Casey Call Pd.D.
Assistant Director: Karen Purvis Institute of Child Development
Casey has earned advanced degrees in elementary education, counseling, and developmental psychology.
January 28 – March 4
$50 – Individual
$70 – Couple
March 5 – April 8
$65 – Individual
$85 – Couple
How Can We Help?
If you need help with registration, have additional questions, or are a vendor interested in setting up a table,
please contact the event coordinator, Dahlia Orth.