Empowered to Connect

The Empowered to Connect Conference features Trust-Based Relational Intervention® (TBRI) methods developed by Dr. Karyn Purvis and Dr. David Cross from the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development, to help bring attachment and connection in families.

The content is ideal for adoptive and foster parents, those considering adoption or foster care, and those who are serving and supporting others, including social workers, agency professionals, church staff and ministry leaders, counselors, and therapists.

Join us as we host a simulcast event of the Empowered to Connect Conference.

The conference runs April 25th and 26th 8:45am – 5pm on both days.



Early Bird Price – $25 until Feb. 28, 2019

General Admission – $30 – Feb. 28 – April 15, 2019


A warm welcome, comfortable seating, a conference guide, lots of parking.

Regular break for you to meet your needs: Health delicious snacks and coffee and tea throughout the day.

The speaking sessions of the conference will be simulcast from the live event.

Lunch is not provided. An hour and 15 minutes has been set aside for lunch with many restaurants available in close proximity. During the lunch break, you are also welcome to bring your lunch and stay onsite and connect with others who serve children from hard places.


This event qualifies for 11 hours of professional development and continuing education. The 2019 Conference was approved by the US National Association of Social Workers (NASW).

If you require proof of attendance or certification for professional development purposes, please visit here or contact us for more information and with any questions.


For more information, including information on discounts, please email ETC@kespres.ca

If you have any questions, please email us at: etc@kespres.ca or use the “Contact Event Organizer” link below.

Would love to come but can’t afford to? We don’t want financial barriers to be a reason why you can’t come. Please contact us to learn more.