Dealing with difficult behavior in a way that prioritizes connection
Being a parent is a hard job! It’s exhausting and emotional and rewarding all at the same time. It can be even harder with kids who have especially difficult backgrounds and behaviors. So how do we correct those behaviors and teach our kids while targeting their hearts and prioritizing connection?
The Connected Parenting Workshop is designed to help parents understand the unique backgrounds and needs of kids who come from hard places and equip you with tools to effectively meet those needs, build trust, and help your children heal and grow.
The training comes from a gospel-centered perspective and reinforces the fact that we are all made in the image of a loving, relational, redeeming God who has created us to connect in relationship—both with him and with others.
The workshop is a 2-day interactive environment, led by certified parent trainers who are adoptive parents themselves. The training is based on principles and tools from the Empowered to Connect parent training, which was developed from the Trust-Based Relational Intervention® (TBRI) model developed by Dr. Karyn Purvis and her colleagues at the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development at TCU.
During the training, you will gain greater understanding about:
- The impact of your child’s history
- What you bring to the parent-child relationship (good, bad, and ugly!)
- How to see discipline and connection through a biblical, gospel-centered lens
- Strategies for how to connect while correcting
- New tools for dealing with difficult behavior in a way that prioritizes connection
Who is this workshop for?
Short answer: This training is for everyone.
Longer answer: The principles and techniques we use were developed from research with kids from hard places like trauma and abuse, and we have seen that the principles are universal and we have found the techniques to be effective with all kids of all kinds.