All Four Pre-conference Intensives


We cannot lead where we have not been. So how then can we lead our children to healing, rest and healthy lives if we are not first examining our own souls and seeking that for ourselves? We will gently examine areas that might need healing, rest or better healthy practices and work together to make tangible plans to address those areas. 

We often arrive at conferences like this exhausted and wanting quick answers for “broken” families or children, but perhaps it all begins with us. In this pre-conference, we will offer ourselves the gift of a day spent in reflection, grace and giving ourselves space. We will honor our own “broken” spaces, our grief and our pain. We will grieve those hard things and move toward healing. We will learn ways the body, mind and soul heal and leave with tangible plans to bring that healing into our everyday lives. 

Soul Care: w/ Brandi Lea Bergren

Date/Time: Wednesday, 10AM-4PM
Speaker: Brandi Lea
Room: TBD

Overcoming Blocked Care: What to Do When You Run Out of Compassion?

Is there a wall growing between you and your child and does your heart feel trampled? When our children experience early adversity, it activates a premature defense mechanism that may put them in a chronic state of survival. This results in something called blocked trust. As a result, some children do not respond to efforts of caregiving. You may begin to feel ineffective and experience a sense of apathy called blocked care. In this workshop you will:

  • Learn brain science to understand your feelings and make powerful changes.
  • Gain the motivation and endurance to pursue a relationship with your child.
  • Overcome feelings of shame and guilt.
  • Learn step-by-step practices you need to reclaim the parent you know you can be.
Lisa Qualls and Melissa Corkum

Date/Time: Wednesday, 10AM-4PM
Speaker: Lisa Qualls & Melissa Corkum
Room: TBA

TBRI®, Trust Based Relational Interventions Training | Renea Dupuis

TBRI® is a holistic, attachment-based, evidence-based, and trauma-informed intervention that is designed to meet the needs of vulnerable children. Learn how trauma impacts all aspects of a child’s life and why traditional parenting methods usually don’t work. TBRI® can help your child get back on track to their appropriate developmental trajectory.

Learn how to implement the 3 main TBRI® Principles to holistically care for a child:
Empowering Principles to address children’s physical & sensory needs.
Connecting Principles to address attachment needs.
Correcting Principles to address challenging behaviors.

You’ll come away with a deeper understanding of how our brains work and the impact that trauma has on them. As well as, gain practical tools you can use right away and skills that will help bring hope and healing to you and your child.

Renae Dupuis

Date/Time: Wednesday, 10AM-4PM
Speaker: Renae Dupuis
Room: TBD