Empowered to Connect Parent Training

Empowered To Connect (ETC) Parent Training is designed as an interactive learning experience specifically with adoptive and foster parents in mind. 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).

Click here for a more detailed introduction to the ETC Parent Training.

Details of the Course:

How long is the course? 9 sessions
How long is each session? 2 hours
How much does it cost? About $250 per family
The cost may fluctuate based on facility and childcare costs, supplies, and other factors, but it will not cost more than $250.
What’s Included? Everything required for the course
All books and videos, a notebook of resources & training, childcare for all 9 weeks, snacks, and all administrative costs
Is childcare provided? Yes, and the cost is part of the registration fee

Other Info:

For married couples: Both parents are required to attend the course. While we’d love to offer the training to any, and all, comers, we do not believe the training will be effective if both parents are not on board.

For single parents: We strongly suggest that you find a support person to participate in the training with you to provide help, support, and feedback.

If you are interested: Please check back to our site often so see when the next ETC Parent Training will be offered. You may also contact us to let us know you’re interested.