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Sun, Sep 17


In-Person Kickoff, then meeting Virtually

Cultivate Connection: Parenting Course

A deep dive into the building blocks of a flourishing family.

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Cultivate Connection: Parenting Course
Cultivate Connection: Parenting Course

Time & Location

Sep 17, 2023, 3:00 PM – Nov 13, 2023, 9:00 PM

In-Person Kickoff, then meeting Virtually

About the Event

We are so excited to share this new course called Cultivate Connection. Cultivate Connection is a peer-to-peer parenting course developed by Empowered to Connect, known for their Hope for the Journey Conference and popular podcast. This course is co-led by Executive Director and co-founder, Erin Nasmyth, as well as Associate Director and adoptive parent, Molly Mayhoff. Both trained (extensively ;)) as facilitators through Empowered to Connect.

This course is based on the principles of Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) and aims to provide support for families parenting children who have joined their family through adoption. It offers research-based information and fosters collaboration and community-building. Whether you're an adoptive, foster, or waiting placement parent, this course will provide valuable tools and practical applications. 

We understand online classes often fit best with busy schedules, but we also know the value of community! With that in mind, we've scheduled an in-person meeting on Sunday, September 17th from 3:00-5:30pm to kick off the course and get to know one another. We'll meet up at Defined Coffee at 8519 Gilead Rd, Huntersville, NC 28078. 

Following that, we'll meet weekly online via Zoom on Monday nights from 7-9pm between Sept 25 - Nov 13. 

The cost of this class is $200, plus the course material that will be purchased directly from Empowered to Connect (digital copy is $49). You can check out these materials here. After you register for the class, ASA willl provide you with an access code to purchase material. If you choose the 'Free Ticket' option, unpaid costs for this class will be covered by our generous ASA donors, but you will still need to purchase the material from ETC.  

Please note, couples are highly encouraged to attend together when possible. We will need a minimum of 4 families to register by September 11th in order to hold the class. If we do not have enough participation, your payment will be refunded fully. 


  • Full Price Registration

    Access to one household (single or couple) to attend Cultivate Connection course, a total of 9 classes scheduled weekly. Thanks to our donors, this class is pay what you can. This ticket is the full-price version of the class.

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  • Pay As You Can

    Access to one household (single or couple) to attend Cultivate Connection, a total of 9 classes scheduled weekly. Thanks to our donors, this class offers a pay what you can option.

    Pay what you want
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