Posts By: Emmelie Pickett

Connected Educators, Episode 6: Kristy Hernandez

Kristy Hernandez Episode 6 of our Connected Educators series features a conversation with Kristy Hernandez, who serves as the Director of Student Services for Moore Public Schools in Moore, OK. Kristy talks about creating felt-safety with staff and students around COVID-19, and also gives great tips for meeting sensory needs while social distancing. We hope… Read more »

Connected Educators: Episode 5

Becky Evans Episode 5 of our Connected Educators series features a conversation with Becky Evans who is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a District Intervention Counselor with Aledo Independent School District in Aledo, TX. This conversation with  is full of practical tips

Connected Educators: Episode 4

Erin Stout & Heather Storey   Today we are so excited to share the experience of two teachers who use TBRI in their classrooms at Center Grove Middle School in Greenwood, Indiana. You’ll hear from Heather Storey, who is in her 6th year as a 7th grade Language Arts teacher. You’ll also hear from Erin… Read more »

Connected Educators, Episode 1

Trauma-Informed Classrooms with Dr. Casey Call This episode kicks off our first series: Connected Educators. We’ll talk with teachers, school counselors, administrators, and parents about the importance of creating a connected, trauma-informed classroom, especially in light of the back to school season during a pandemic. From virtual learning to socially distanced in-person instruction, fostering rich… Read more »

Connected Communities: What is TBRI®?

Our second episode of Connected Communities features a conversation between our host and KPICD Training Specialist, Sarah Mercado, and Dr. Casey Call. Dr. Call is the Assistant Director of Education at the institute and also serves as an Assistant Professor of Professional Practice in the TCU Department of Psychology. Before we dive into our first… Read more »

Connected Communities: The TBRI® Podcast

We’re excited to announce the launch of Connected Communities, The TBRI® Podcast! Our first episode gives an overview of the history of our Institute and Trust-Based Relational Intervention® (TBRI®). This conversation between host Sarah Mercado and Dr. David Cross emphasized why connection is even more crucial in a global pandemic. LISTEN HERE — Show Notes Linked…

Fostering Fatherhood

Using the Role of Fathers to Promote Healing in Children with Histories of Trauma by: Sarah Wayer “The heart of a father is the masterpiece of nature.” —Antoine François Prévost, Manon Lescaut Growing-up, my family had a unique dynamic. In my family, my dad assumed the role of a stay-at-home dad while my mom took the… Read more »