Hope For the Journey Conference

Hope For the Journey Conference

Join us on Saturday, May 6, 2023 for an incredible one day conference that will inspire and impact you in a memorable way. This is for teachers, administrators, foster parents, adoptive parents, social workers, therapists, counselors, church leaders, Sunday School teachers, pastors, ministry leaders, mentors, and anyone who works with children and youth in any capacity. 

What are the details?
Saturday, May 6, 2023
9:00am - 4:00pm 
RockBridge Church - 905 Curtis Pkwy SE, Calhoun, GA 30701
Free event with lunch provided 

What is the Hope For the Journey Conference?
Show Hope’s Hope for the Journey Conference (formerly the Empowered to Connect Conference) is designed to encourage and equip parents and caregivers meeting the everyday needs of children impacted by adoption and/or foster care. The conference is also a much-needed resource for churches, agencies, and organizations in their care and support of the families and communities they serve.

What is TBRI? 
Developed by Drs. Karyn Purvis and David Cross from the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development (KPICD) at TCU, TBRI (Trust-Based Relational Intervention) is a care model designed to help meet relational and developmental needs of children and youth impacted by trauma. TBRI considers the whole child—his or her brain, biology, behavior, body, and beliefs—and provides parents and caregivers with practical tools and insight to help their child(ren) reach his or her high potential. And, perhaps most integral, at TBRI’s core is connection—the truth that connection builds trust, and trust builds healthy relationships. 

How/why is United Way involved? 
In summer of 2022, United Way of Gordon County launched a program called Hope Train: A TBRI Initiative. Hope Train was created to provide training and education of TBRI (Trust Based Relational Intervention) principles here across Gordon County to educators, foster parents, social workers, counselors, and anyone who works with children. Along with providing training, the goal is help bridge the gap for those receiving training and help and connect them with the resources and organizations who can help provide ongoing support. By hosting this conference, we hope to introduce TBRI to as many people as possible in the county and neighboring counties and then hopefully provide them with more ongoing training opportunities down the road. This is not a fundraising event or even one that is focused on United Way, we simply want to be the liaison and bridge to connect those in need to those who can help with those needs. To learn more about Hope Train, please visit www.gordoncountyunitedway.org/hope.

Registration will open on February 1, 2023 here on this page so stay tuned for that and updates. Learn more about Show Hope by clicking HERE.