Posts By: Emmelie Pickett

TBRI® Practitioner Training: August 2021

The Purvis Institute is currently accepting applications for TBRI® Practitioner Online Training. This core training experience is designed to prepare practitioners for working with children, families, and in systems of care impacted by trauma. After successful completion of the TBRI® Practitioner Training, all TBRI® Practitioners may train within their organization using the TBRI® Caregiver Training Package. Application Period: March 2-19,… Read more »

Connected Educators: Episode 10

Sonya Kelly   We continue our series on Connected Educators with Sarah Mercado, and Sonya Kelly, a school Principal at Western Hills Primary School in Fort Worth, TX. In this episode, Sarah and Sonya discuss how Western Hills incorporates TBRI with young students and helps to support their social/emotional wellbeing.

Connected Educators: Episode 9

Jeni Franks We continue our series on Connected Educators with Sarah Mercado, and Jeni Franks, a TBRI Practitioner and second grade teacher in Cour d’Alene, ID. Jeni’s passion for her students is so evident in this episode, and she gives wonderful tips for creatively connecting with her students, even through distance-learning or in a socially-distanced… Read more »

TBRI Rated as “Promising” by the Title IV-E Prevention Services Clearinghouse

We are pleased to announce that TBRI® has received a rating of ‘Promising’ by the Title IV-E Prevention Services Clearinghouse, developed in accordance with the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA). Both the Trust-Based Relational Intervention® (TBRI®) Caregiver Training Package and TBRI® 101 are now listed by the Clearinghouse as Promising Practices for Mental Health… Read more »

TBRI® Practitioner Online Training: May 2021

UPDATE: The application period for this training has ended. Please check our website and social media channels for information about upcoming training events. The Purvis Institute is currently accepting applications for TBRI® Practitioner Online Training. This core training experience is designed to prepare practitioners for working with children, families, and in systems of care impacted… Read more »

TBRI Animate: Human Trafficking

“Relationship-based trauma must be healed relationally.” – Dr. Karyn Purvis Over the past twenty years, our institute has seen TBRI®, applied across various communities of care and practice. Through a partnership with the Office of the Texas Governor Child Sex Trafficking Team, our Institute is currently involved in a statewide project focused on implementing TBRI with professionals… Read more »

Connected Educators Episode 8

Andi West We continue our series on Connected Educators with Sarah Mercado, and Andi West, who serves as Mental Health Coordinator with the Coeur d’Alene School District in North Idaho. In this role, Andi plans and facilitates district wide implementation of social and emotional learning and trauma sensitive practices. Andi is a TBRI Practitioner, TBRI… Read more »

Connected Educators Episode 7

Amy Abell Episode 7 of our Connected Educators series features a conversation with Amy Abell, who is a TBRI Practitioner, TBRI Mentor, and the owner of HopeAlight, LLC. This conversation is full of compassion for teachers, administration, students, and parents as we all try to navigate the start of school this year. Amy gives practical… Read more »