Cultivate Connection is a peer to peer 9-week parenting course facilitated BY parents FOR parents!


There are seasons of parenting that are overwhelming and leave us weary. For many of us, we find ourselves there now. Cultivate Connection provides the community and support you need, right where you are. You’ll have space to breathe, find some joy, and feel more empowered to meet daily challenges.




Space in the Cultivate Connection Online Class is limited and fills quickly! Be sure to register and grab your materials now before class gets startedMay 28!

These classes are LIVE ONLINE and will NOT be recorded, so please check your time zone. All Classes will be held Tuesdays from 7pm-9pm Central Standard Time!


If your answer is YES...

Join a course near you to go on a deep dive into the building blocks of a flourishing family. The course gives helpful parenting practices and strategies for kids of all ages, with plenty of time to discuss ideas and ask questions along the way. These practical skills are rooted in research on brain based parenting, attachment, trauma, sensory processing, and more. The purpose of Cultivate Connection is to empower parents and caregivers to be confident, calm, curious, compassionate and connected.

By purchasing the materials below, you will be registered for class that begins May 28, 2024!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Cultivate Connection?

Cultivate Connection is a peer-to-peer Parenting Course facilitated BY parents FOR parents. It is an 18 Module Course which equips parents and caregivers 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 focuses on a wide range of topics, including:

  • The impact of a person’s history
  • What parents bring to the parent-child relationship
  • The fundamentals of attachment
  • The impact of stress on behavior
  • The importance of meeting a child’s sensory processing, nutritional, and other physiological needs

Is this an 18 week course?

  • Cultivate Connection includes 18 sixty-minute modules that can be delivered flexibly based on your community’s needs.
  • Many Facilitators opt to provide 9 weeks of 2-module sessions.
  • Some provide 18 weeks of 1-module sessions
  • Others provide 3 Saturdays of 6-module sessions.

Is this course Christian-based?

  • Cultivate Connection is a faith neutral parenting course that is appropriate for any audience.
  • However, for facilitators or course participants who are affiliated with Christian churches and ministries, there is a robust supplement called the “Theology of Connection Guide.” It is available for Christian audiences to use alongside the course modules. Theology of Connection can also be used as a stand-alone resource.

There’s a Facilitator in my area, but they are not hosting a course.

  • Cultivate Connection Facilitators set their own training schedule and logistics based on the needs of their community and their availability. The expectation is that Facilitators will host approximately 1 course per year. Email local Facilitators using our “Find a Facilitator” map to find out when the next course will be!

There are no Facilitators in my area.

  • We are growing our network of Facilitators through our 2x a year Facilitator Training.
  • Check back every few months to see an updated “Find a Facilitator” map. If you are a leader in your community, consider becoming a Cultivate Connection Facilitator!
  • Keep an eye out on ETC's social media for announcements about online training!

Do I have to pay to attend a Cultivate Connection Course as a participant?

  • Yes! To participate in Cultivate Connection, you’ll be required to purchase your Participant Guide from Empowered to Connect (using a purchase code provided by your local Facilitator).
  • Depending on your location, you may also pay your Facilitator directly for some of the logistical/programming costs such as facility, child care, or refreshments.

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