This course was designed to help adoptive and foster parents better understand how to build strong and lasting connections with their children. It makes use of a study guide that can be used counseling sessions or in group settings.
The free pdf study guide (Created to Connect) was created by Dr. Karyn Purvis and Michael & Amy Monroe. It illuminates the biblical principles that serve as the foundation for the philosophy and interventions detailed in Dr. Purvis’ book, The Connected Child.
All work is self-paced and on an individual basis. Courses are designed to build upon the student’s accumulated knowledge while also instilling confidence for practical application. Once enrolled in a course, you will have access to all content. You will need the required textbook above to begin your studies. A PDF version of the final exam is available if you prefer to complete your test offline. You will need to submit your answers through this website in order for your test to be graded and the course completed. A grade of 85% is considered passing for each of the open book exams/assignments.
All programs should be completed within 6 years. The student that is not able to complete their program of study within the time limit may be dropped from active student status unless they apply for an extension. Extensions for hardship cases may be applied for in writing.
Master of Arts in Christian Counseling and Doctor of Philosophy in Christian Counseling programs