This one-day workshop will equip 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. We will address a 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 processing needs.
Participants will leave the workshop with a foundational understanding of trauma, it's impacts, and how it drives behavior as well as proactive discipline tools that teach parents how to empower and connect with their children.

Date: Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Check In: 7:30am – 8:30am
Intensive: 8:30am – 2:30pm

Location: Stonebriar Community Church, Frisco TX

Cost:  $75 (Non-Member), $45 (CAFO Member, Code Required)
10+ $70 (Non-Member), $40 (CAFO Member, Code Required)

CEU Eligible: 5 CEU credit hours available, see instructions to obtain credit here

Note: CAFO2018 Begins promptly at 3:00PM this year! View the new schedule HERE.

  • Adoptive and Foster Parents
  • Organizational Staff and Leaders
  • Child Welfare Professionals
  • Pastors and Church Staff
  • Advocates
  • Regional Alliance Leaders

Ryan and Kayla North

Ryan was born in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, and Kayla is from San Angelo, deep in the heart of Texas. They met in college, started dating, got married, and started a family.

Before they became parents, the Norths traveled to South Africa with the understanding that they would start a family upon their return. The weekend after they got home they attended a foster parent information meeting and months later in 2005 they started their adoption journey in when their daughter was placed with them.

They’ve fostered and adopted. They homeschool. They are Lead Trainers for Empowered to Connect and TBRI Practitioners. You can listen to them on the Empowered Parent podcast and read their writing on Empowered to Connect and One Big Happy Home.

The Norths live in Dallas, Texas with their six kids and three dogs.