ETC Parenting Classes

Intensive training to bring healing.

Empowered to Connect Parenting Classes

Empowered To Connect (ETC) Parent Training is an interactive learning experience designed specifically for adoptive and foster parents. The ETC Parent Training was developed by Michael & Amy Monroe and relies heavily on the Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI®) model developed by Dr. Karyn Purvis and her colleagues at the Karyn Purvis TCU Institute of Child Development.

ETC Parent Training equips parents with a holistic understanding of their child’s needs and development while empowering them with the tools and strategies to effectively meet those needs, build trust, and help their child heal and grow. The training is taught from a Christian perspective and focuses on a wide range of topics and issues relevant to adoptive and foster parents, including helping parents understand the impact of their child’s history, what they themselves bring to the parent-child relationship, the fundamentals of attachment, the impact of fear, and the importance of meeting their child’s sensory processing, nutritional and other physiological needs.

During the in-class sessions, participants cover the above material contained in the ETC Parent Training Manual. In addition, the in-class sessions are supplemented by weekly assignments, including reading and a variety of participatory “at-home” exercises. You can read the Introduction to the ETC Parent Training – Connect course here, and view the ETC Parent Training Resource List here,

One Heart offers the ETC Parenting Class twice per year, check out our news for the next upcoming class. You MUST attend the ETC 2 day conference PRIOR to attending the Parenting Class.

"Connection is at the heart of how God relates to us. It is how he has called us to relate to our kids."