What Is the Empowered to Connect Conference? 

Show Hope’s Empowered to Connect Conference offers practical teaching in a safe and supportive community as we work to equip families, caregivers, churches, and professionals to better serve children impacted by adoption, foster care or traumatic experiences.

The conference includes presentations on Trust-Based Relational Intervention® (TBRI®) methods developed by Dr. Karyn Purvis and Dr. David Cross from the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development at TCU, which exists to bring attachment and connection in families. The nationwide participation in the Empowered to Connect Conference is a testament to the impact and work of Dr. Karyn Purvis. Read more about her legacy of hope and healing here.

When is it?

In an effort to make this opportunity as available as possible there are two options for attending

Saturday April 11th & Saturday April 18th 9:00-5:00


Friday April 17th & Saturday April 18th 9:00-5:00

Where is it?

Cornerstone Community Church 1970 U.S. Hwy 93 N.

How much is it?

$20.00 pays for the conference, a workbook, as well as snacks and drinks

OR you can save $5.00 by downloading the workbook!

What else do I need to know?

OPI renewal credits are available for Montana educators.

What if I can’t come for the entire conference?  Make arrangements to come when you can!

Is lunch included? No, but we are in the heart of Kalispell so there are many food options nearby or pack a lunch and stick around for more networking time.

I’m not a teacher, social worker, or foster parent should I still come? Absolutely. The information shared in this conference benefits anybody who interacts with children.

Is this a religious thing? Well yes and no. We believe God calls us to care for people and since this conference is focused on the science of TBRI it enables us to learn how to do that well. So Christian or not, come and learn with us!

Any other questions? Please contact Dawn Kauffman at Dawn@cornerstonekalispell.com or call at 406-270-7078