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HOPE Conference 2014: Bringing hope and support to Arkansas foster, adoptive parents
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HOPE Conference 2014: Bringing hope and support to Arkansas foster, adoptive parents

Little Rock, Ark. (CAOC) - This weekend (January 24 & 25) at Geyer Springs First Baptist Church in Little Rock, the Central Arkansas Orphan Coalition is offering a revolutionary training program for foster and adoptive parents, those who have considered fostering or adoption and those who support those families.

Keynote speakers Michael and Amy Monroe have developed Empowered To Connect Parent Training specifically to equip those caring for children from hard places. Michael and Amy are the proud parents of four children, each of whom were adopted. In addition to developing and training ETC Parent Training, together they lead Tapestry, the adoption and foster care ministry at Irving Bible Church in Texas.

Since 2005, Tapestry has grown to hundreds of families and children through a wide variety of educational events, training, support groups, financial assistance and community outreach. The Monroe’s are active leaders in the growing movement among Christian churches in America committed to serving orphans through adoption, foster care and global orphan care ministry. In 2010, they co-authored with Dr. Karyn Purvis “Created to Connect: A Christian’s Guide to The Connected Child”, a study guide companion to “The Connected Child” authored by Dr. Purvis.

The conference will include topics such as:  Connecting while Correcting, Creating Secure Attachments, Managing Expectations, and 15 Specific Tools for Parenting.

The conference will host breakout sessions offering practical insights for parents of foster and adoptive children to use in their marriages, encouragement from longtime foster parents who will offer hope for the amazing journey of foster care and adoption, experts from several agencies will answer questions for those considering a private domestic or international adoption, as well as education about sensory processing skills and the language learning necessary to every child's development. 

Available for interview during conference:

  • Local foster/adoptive parents who have benefitted from these materials
  • Orphan Ministry Leaders
  • Non-profit leaders

For more information or to register for the conference:  https://hopeconference2014.ticketbud.com/

For more information on Michael & Amy or Empowered to Connect: www.tapestryminisry.org www.empoweredtoconnect.org

About the Central Arkansas Orphan Coalition: The CAOC is an orphan ministry partnership of Central Arkansas churches and nonprofits including The CALL and Project Zero

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