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Empowered to Connect Conference to be held in Chelan April 7-8

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An Empowered to Connect Conference will be held in the Chelan High School Commons, 215 W. Webster Avenue in Chelan, on Friday, April 7 and Saturday, April 8 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The $20 registration fee includes a workbook, two lunches and all snacks. Check in time is 8:30 a.m.

Attendees will learn practical hands-on ideas for how to better connect, correct and empower kids, plus the brain research to back it up! Great for working with all kinds of kids, including foster children and other kids from hard places.

The conference features practical teaching of Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) methods, a holistic, attachment-based and trauma-informed intervention that is designed to meet the complex needs of vulnerable children, which was developed by Dr. Karyn Purvis and Dr. David Cross at Texas Christian University.

Empowered to Connect Conference

Chelan High School Commons

215 W. Webster Avenue, Chelan, WA

Friday, April 7 & Saturday, April 8

9 a.m. to 5 p.m

$20 registration fee

The content is ideal for anyone that works with youth, including parents, educators and paraprofessionals, adoptive and foster parents, social workers, counselors, coaches, churches and other community members.

Continuing Education Credits (11 credit hours) are available for teachers and school professionals, coaches, foster parents, counselors, and social workers.

Local groups supporting the conference are Thrive Chelan Valley, Lake Chelan School District, RealLife Lake Chelan, Columbia Valley Community Health, Washington State Department of Social & Health Services, Lake Chelan Community Hospital Foundation, Chelan Valley Hope,Manson School District and Living Stone Church.

Space is limited, so register today at www.thrivechelanvalley.com/empowered-to-connect-simulcast_313.html. Questions may be directed to Cindy Knight at (509) 682-9763.

(By Vicki Carr, Thrive Chelan Valley)

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