Anchor Point champions the future of children by educating and empowering parents
because no one is beyond hope.
BRINGING HOPE AND HEALING TO FAMILIES
PRESENTED BY SHOW HOPE
LIVE SIMULCAST! | APRIL 13-14, 2018
EQUIPPING FAMILIES, CHURCHES, AND PROFESSIONALS
Anchor Point is excited to bring "The Empowered To Connect Conference Simulcast" to Houston (in partnership with ShowHope).
It is a two-day conference for anyone interested in learning more about how to connect with children that are struggling. We especially know this is the case with kids that have experienced abuse, neglect, trauma. Research has shown that children who have experienced a difficult pregnancy, difficult birth or prematurity are also ones that may struggle. It does not matter whether this child is in a biologically intact home or from an adoptive home - each of these children need the help and hope from teachers, counselors, family, friends and more to ultimately thrive in this world.
Featuring Trust-Based Relational Intervention developed by Dr. Karyn Purvis and Dr. David Cross from the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development at TCU, this conference is ideal for those who are serving and supporting these families, including social workers, agency professionals, school teachers and counselors, church staff and ministry leaders, counselors, therapists and others.
Trust-Based Relational Intervention®: TBRI® is a holistic, attachment-based, and trauma-informed intervention that is designed to meet the complex needs of vulnerable children. Created by Drs. Karyn Purvis and David Cross of the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development, TBRI® uses Empowering Principles to address physical needs, Connecting Principles for attachment needs, and Correcting Principles to disarm fear-based behaviors. While it is based on years of attachment, trauma, and neuroscience research, the intervention has grown out of hands-on work with children who have experienced trauma. Children from “hard places” have changes in their bodies, brains, behaviors, and belief systems. While a variety of parenting strategies may be successful in typical circumstances, children from hard places need caregiving that meets their unique needs and addresses the whole child. Although TBRI® was designed for children who have experienced some type of abuse, neglect and/or trauma, it has proven to be effective with all children. Trust-Based Relational Intervention® can be used in homes, residential treatment facilities, group homes, schools, courtrooms, camps, and international orphanages. It is currently taught and utilized across 50 states and 34 countries. It is also listed on the California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse Registry for Child Welfare and is rated as being “Highly” relevant in the child welfare system.
While this conference will focus on children from traumatized backgrounds as found in foster care and adoption, you will find that Trust Based Relational Intervention works well even for connecting with children that are not struggling.
Conference sessions will be held from 9:00am-5:15pm on both days.
Hosted at Life Point Church
2450 E Main St, Suite H, League City, TX
(near Clear Creek High School
in shopping center behind Starbucks)
Thank You To Our Sponsors
LEARNING OBJECTIVES OF THE EMPOWERED TO CONNECT CONFERENCE
● To help understand the specific needs of the whole child, the principles of empowering, connecting and correcting, and practical steps that can help children heal. This is accomplished by: helping individuals who work or parent these children see them with ‘eyes of compassion’; understanding the needs of the whole child; and offering hope from the scientific research that all children can heal if their parents and others are insightful and equipped.
● To provide an in-depth look at the impact of trauma on children, including effects in their brain development, neurochemistry, sensory processing, attachment behaviors and ability to self-regulate. Presenter will review a wide range of research that gives insight into development deficits that impact “children from hard places,” but also focuses on helping parents/caregivers to see beyond maladaptive behaviors to the “real child”.
● To encourage the parent/caregiver to look at their adult attachment style and his/her motivations and expectations in helping his/her child develop a secure attachment. This session will: help understand the impact the parent’s/caregiver’s own history can have on the relationship; provide parent’s/caregiver’s insights and skills to help them begin to process their own histories; challenge parents to focus on what they bring to the parent-child relationship.
● To provide a summary of attachment and key attachment research, focusing on the role of attachment as the foundation for the parent (caregiver)/child relationship. This session will also focus on helping parents/caregivers understand how to rebuild and repair ruptured attachments for “children from hard places”.
● To present an overview of how sensory processing and neurochemistry is affected in “children from hard places.” Specifically, this session will focus on: signs of sensory processing deficits and disorder; strategies to effectively respond to and deal with sensory processing issues; research relating altered neurochemistry in “children from hard places.”
● To offer insights, strategies and tools parents need to achieve effective behavioral change in their children while promoting lasting connection and healing.
Day 1 – Friday
9:00 to 9:45 AM – Welcome and What is TBRI®?
9:45 to 11:00 AM – A Paradigm Shift Part 1 (led by Daren Jones)
11:00 to 11:15 AM – Break
11:15 AM to 12:15 PM – A Paradigm Shift Part 2 (led by Daren Jones)
12:15 to 1:15 PM – Lunch
1:15 to 2:30 PM – Connecting: Attachment is Developmental (led by Dr. Casey Call)
2:30 to 3:30 PM – Connecting: Healing Through Relationships (led by Dr. Casey Call)
3:30 to 3:45 PM – Break
3:45 to 4:55 PM – What About You? (led by Ryan and Kayla North)
4:55 to 5:00 PM – Closing Remarks
Day 2 – Saturday
9:00 to 9:15 AM – Welcome
9:15 to 10:15 AM – Empowering: Preparing the Body and Environment (led by Sarah Mercado)
10:15 to 11:00 AM – Empowering: Meeting Sensory Needs (led by Sarah Mercado)
11:00 to 11:15 AM – Break
11:15 AM to 12:15 PM – Correcting: Recognizing the Need Behind Behavior Part 1 (led by Daren Jones)
12:15 to 1:15 PM – Lunch
1:15 to 2:30 PM – Correcting: Recognizing the Need Behind Behavior Part 2 (led by Daren Jones)
2:30 to 3:30 PM – Advocating For Children (led by Dr. Casey Call, Ryan and Kayla North)
3:30 to 3:45 PM – Break
3:45 to 4:45 PM – Panel: Where Do I Start? (led by all speakers)
4:45 to 5:00 PM – Closing Remarks
CONTINUING EDUCATION REGISTRATION AND TRACKING OPTIONS
The Empowered to Connect Conference is a wonderful opportunity for professionals to receive continuing education credits to use towards their licensing requirements. In previous years, the event has been approved by the National Association of Social Workers for 11 hours. Show Hope is currently exploring the approval process with other accreditation organizations and will make you aware of any additions through the host newsletter.
One change in 2017 is that the National Association of Social Workers now considers the simulcast a distance learning event. This classification will require professionals desiring credit from NASW to complete a posttest after attending the conference. Additional details will be sent to registered professionals and they must indicate they would like to pursue this option when registering.
Each professional interested in receiving hours and a professional certificate is required to register and pay a separate fee of either $50 for a NASW Simulcast Continuing Education or $35 for a Continuing Education Registration
Description of Continuing Education –
NASW Simulcast Continuing Education Registration
Registration for an individual to receive continuing education credit for the Empowered to Connect Simulcast. This is only valid for professionals who desire a certificate from the National Association of Social Workers that plan to attend a simulcast event at any location. Please note a post-test will be required per National Association of Social Workers guidelines. Credits can only be awarded if attendance is verified by the host site and a score of 80% or higher is achieved for a specific session's post-test. Additional fees are required for test processing.
Simulcast Continuing Education Registration
Registration for an individual to receive continuing education credit for the Empowered to Connect Simulcast. This is only valid for professionals who desire a certificate that notes hours attended, but is not approved by the National Association of Social Workers via a post-test. The certificate can be submitted to other accreditation organizations, but approval cannot be guaranteed.
Click here to register for continuing education - www.etccontinuingeducation2018.eventbrite.com.