Empowered To Connect Parent Training

Empowered To Connect Parent Training is an interactive learning experience specifically designed for adoptive and foster parents and is based on the Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) model developed by the late Dr. Karyn Purvis,  author of The Connect Child, and her colleagues at TCU Institute of Child Development.  The training is taught from a Christian perspective and reinforces the fact the we are all made in the image of a loving, relational God who has created us to connect in relationship – both with Him and with others.

We at JFO are pleased to announce that our very own co-founder and Executive Director, Sandra Flach, and her husband Wayne are certified Empowered To Connect Parent Trainers.  Flach says, “We are thrilled to be able to offer NY families this excellent and imperative training.  As adoptive parents with 30 years of parenting experience, we know what works and what doesn’t.  We’re not perfect parents.  We’ve parented our adopted children the wrong way for years, but now thanks to ETC we have the right tools and they work.  ETC Parent Training brought hope and healing to our family and we want to bring the same to others.”

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The Flach’s are available to bring the 9 week ETC Connect Course to area churches so local foster and adoptive parents can access this training.  Foster families can also earn training credit hours.  If you’re interested in taking the Connect Course and/or hosting it at your church email sandraflachjfo@gmail.com for scheduling details.