Empowered to Connect

Empowered to Connect

Kennebec Valley Community College
King Hall Campus Center
92 Western Avenue
Fairfield, ME 

The Empowered to Connect Conference features practical teaching in a safe and supportive community as we work to equip families, churches, and professionals to better serve children impacted by adoption and foster care. It 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, counselor and therapists. 

Lunch will not be provided but there will be a 45-minute break as well as light snacks and water available. Event dates and times are Friday, April 26th 9am-4:30 pm and Saturday, April 27th 9am-4:30 pm. **Note: You do not need to attend both dates, but you could come one day for $10 by paying at the door.**

For professionals interested in receiving hours and a professional certificate, please pay a separate fee here.

Cost: $20 


We are expecting a very high interest in this event and encourage you to RSVP as soon as possible!

Contact: (207) 873-4253. 

Mobile App: This year, Empowered to Connect Conference is featuring a mobile app that includes the conference schedule, workbook, speaker bios, and speaker presentations! We hope this will enhance your experience for this conference and encourage you to download this app before attending!

To download the app, follow these simple steps:
1) Open the app store on your smartphone or mobile device. Search "Attendify" and then download the app to your phone.
2) Open the Attendify app and search "Empowered to Connect" once downloaded.
3) Select the "Empowered to Connect Conference" and hit "Join."
4) Create your user profile.
5) Enjoy the app!
We hope you take advantage of this fun and informative tool!