Empowered
to Connect
Conference

2020

Columbia, SC Simulcast

About Empowered To Connect 2020

The Empowered to Connect Conference Simulcast is being hosted virtually beginning Friday, April 24, 2020, by Riverside Community Church (Columbia, SC).

The conference features practical teaching to equip families, professionals, community members, & churches to better serve children & families facing behavioral challenges, whether a child has been diagnosed with mental/emotional/behavioral health challenges or not. The content is ideal for all parents, including those considering/involved in adoption or foster care, and those who are serving or supporting others, including social workers, agency professionals, church staff & ministry leaders, counselors, and therapists.

On Friday, April 24th, our virtual doors open at 8am EST for the event. Because this event has been shifted by the conference hosts to a virtual format in light of Covid-19, our host site team at Riverside will send out login information to our site's registered attendees so they can start watching anytime after 8am on April 24th.

Our site's registered conference attendees (who have completed & submitted this form) will have access to the virtual Empowered to Connect Conference between April 24th-May 31st, 2020.

Simulcast Begins | April 24, 2020 8:30 am

Day 1 Content

TitleSpeakerSession Length
Virutal Doors open at 8:00 am
TBRI + Trauma: Part 1 Daren Jones 1 hour 15 minutes
TBRI + Trauma: Part 2 Daren Jones 30 minutes
TBRI + Trauma: A Family Perspective Mark & Tona Ottinger 1 hour
Connecting: Part 1 Amanda Purvis 1 hour 30 minutes
Connecting: Part 2 Amanda Purvis 30 minutes
Connecting Through Play Cindy Lee 1 hour

Day 2 Content

TitleSpeakerSession Length
Virutal Doors open at 8:00 am
Empowering Sarah Mercado 1 hour
Empowering: An OT’s Perspective Marti Smith 1 hour
Empowering: Wrap-Up Sarah Mercado & Marti Smith 30 minutes
Connecting: Part 1 Amanda Purvis 1 hour 30 minutes
Connecting: Part 2 Amanda Purvis 30 minutes
Correcting: A Family Perspective Mark & Tona Ottinger 1 hour

Register

Our simulcast site offers registration, free-of-cost, to any attendee (local to Columbia, SC, or not) who registers through this Sign-Up Now link.

Resources

We’ve compiled supplemental resources that may be of interest to you, whether you’re a caregiver, educator, community member, or someone who wants to better support the children & families in your life. Resources include organizations, publications, and web-based learning opportunities to build upon the Empowered to Connect Conference content.

See Our Resources