Empowered To Connect
Empowered To Connect (ETC) Parent Training is designed as an interactive learning experience specifically for adoptive & foster parents. ETC Parent Training was created by Michael & Amy Monroe and relies heavily on the Trust-Based Relational Intervention* (TBRI) model developed by Dr. Karyn Purvis and her colleagues at the TCU Institute of Child Development www.child.tcu.edu. ETC Parent Training is taught from a Christian perspective and reinforces the fact that we are made in the image of a loving, relational God who has created us to connect in relationship - both with Him and others. This training is designed to equip parents with a holistic understanding of the needs and development of adopted and foster children, and empower parents with tools and strategies to effectively meet those needs, build trust, and help your child to heal and grow. To learn more about ETC you can visit their website at: http://empoweredtoconnect.org
We at JFO offer two separate courses: the Prepare Course for couples and singles prior to placement of an adopted or foster child, and the Connect Course for couples and singles who presently have children in their home.
To schedule an ETC Parent Training at your church or to find out when the next training is available email us at firstname.lastname@example.org