Empowered to connect simulcast

Come experience practical teaching in a safe and supportive community as we work to equip families, churches, and professionals to better serve children, especially those 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. Trust-Based Relational Interventions (TBRI) is an emerging intervention model for a wide range of childhood behavioral problems. It has been applied successfully in a variety of contexts, and with many children for whom numerous other interventions have failed (e.g., medications, cognitive-behavioral therapies.) TBRI is based on a solid foundation of neuropsychological theory and research, tempered by humanitarian principles. It is a family-based intervention that is designed for children who have experienced relationship-based traumas. It is a trauma-informed intervention that is specifically designed for children who come from ‘hard places,’ such as maltreatment, abuse, neglect, multiple home placements, and violence. TBRI consists of three sets of harmonious principles: Connecting, Empowering, and Correcting. These principles have been used in homes, schools, orphanages, residential treatment centers and other environments. They are designed for use with children and youth of all ages and risk levels. 

Conference will be 2 full days (9am-6pm) on Friday, April 13 and Saturday, April 14. 

Cost Information:

Pizza and Salad Lunch will be provided on Friday and Soup and Salad lunch on Saturday. Admissions prices cover the cost of the simulcast, breakfast, lunch, snacks, and the viewing guide. $20 per person $25 per couple. One day admissions costs $10 per person $15 per couple. Registration after April 6th will be an additional $5 fee. We do not want cost to hold anyone back from attending. Please contact Sarah Bay (sarah@lancastervineyard.org 740-974-7374) if assistance with cost is needed for you or a family you know. 

Certificates and CEUs:

Certificates of Training will be available for foster parents. It is at the foster agency's discretion whether or not to count participation as training credit. 5.5 hours of Social Worker CEUS are available for each day of attendance for an additional fee of $50 with a total of 11 CEUs for both days.



Friday, April 13 - Day 1

9:00 to 10:00am- Breakfast in the Café 

10:00 to 10:45AM- Welcome and What is Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI)?

10:45am to 12:00pm- A Paradigm Shift Part 1 (led by Daren Jones)

12:00 to 12:15pm- Break (Snacks and Drinks in the Café)

12:15 to 1:15pm A Paradigm Shift Part 2 (led by Daren Jones)

1:15 to 2:15 – Lunch (Pizza and Salad in the Café)

2:15 to 3:30pm- Connecting: Attachment is Developmental (led by Dr. Casey Call)

3:30- 4:30pm- Connecting: Healing Through Relationships (led by Dt. Casey Call)

4:30-4:45pm- Break (Snacks and Drinks in the Café)

4:45- 5:55pm- What About You? (led by Ryan and Kayla North)

5:55pm- 6:00pm- Closing Remarks


Saturday, April 14 -  Day 2

9:00 to 10:00am- Breakfast in the Café 

10:00 to 10:15am- Welcome

10:15 to 11:15am- Empowering: Preparing the Body and Environment (led by Sarah Mercado)

11:15am to 12:00pm- Empowering: Meeting Sensory Needs (led by Sarah Mercado)

12:00 to 12:15pm- Break (Snacks and Drinks in the Café)

12:15 to 1:15pm- Correcting: Recognizing the Need Behind the Behavior Part 1 (led by Daren Jones)

1:15pm to 2:15pm Lunch (Soup and Salad in the Café)

2:15 to 3:30pm Correcting: Recognizing the Need Behind the Behavior Part 2 (led by Daren Jones)

3:30 to 4:30pm- Advocating for Children (led by Dr. Casey Call, Ryan and Kayla North)

4:30 to 4:45pm Break (Snacks and Drinks in the Café)

4:45 to 5:45 Panel: Where Do I Start? (led by all speakers)

5:45 to 6:00pm Closing Remarks