GIVEAWAY: The Connected Parent

Update: This giveaway is closed and winners have been notified. Thank you for your support of The Connected Parent!

Today marks one year since the publication of The Connected Parent!

Co-authored by Lisa Qualls, The Connected Parent is the last written work of our founder, Dr. Karyn Purvis.

To celebrate the first “book birthday” of the Connected Parent, we’re giving away five copies. To enter, simply leave a comment on this post.* We’ll randomly select five winners at noon CT on July 8, 2021.


* One entry per person
* Giveaway copies are paperback
* Giveaway closes at 11:59 am CT on July 8, 2021
* This giveaway is sponsored by the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development

TBRI® Empowering Principles with Dr. David Cross

The TBRI® Podcast | Season 1, Episode 4

Dr. David Cross is the co-founder and Rees-Jones Director of our Institute and also the co-creator of TBRI, so it was extra special to have him on the podcast. This episode is a great overview of the TBRI Empowering Principles. Dr. Cross gives a little history of the Empowering Principles and their place in TBRI, and touches on everything from self-regulation to meeting sensory needs, to transitions, and some of the newer developments of the TBRI Empowering Principles.


Trauma, The Brain, and TBRI

We’re so excited to announce the re-launch of our podcast! The TBRI® Podcast features conversations all about Trust-Based Relational Intervention, and we’re kicking off Season 1 with a conversation about Trauma, the Brain and TBRI® with Amanda Purvis.


Child Development Majors Win Award



Dr. Casey Call, Sam Newcomb (TCU ’22), Christina Kraus (TCU ’21), and Sarah Cronin

The TCU Child Development Program is proud to announce this year’s recipients of The Karyn Purvis Award for Outstanding Achievement, Christina Kraus and Sam Newcomb! This award is given to students for significant contributions to the Purvis Institute, Child Development Program, or the child development field.

Kraus (‘21) and Newcomb (‘22)  were chosen for their work in establishing the Child Development Student Organization, Frogs 4 Children. “We saw (starting a student organization) as a way to connect with peers outside the classroom,” said Newcomb. 

Even as they worked to establish Frogs 4 Children without in-person meetings or classes, Kraus and Newcomb tackled the challenges of starting the organization during a pandemic with ease. 

Both students worked hard on establishing the organization’s constitution and by-laws, presented the organization for approval to university leadership, developed a name and logo, and recruited potential members,” said Dr. Casey Call, Associate Director of Education at the Purvis Institute. 

Frogs 4 Children will officially launch in the fall of 2021 with the following mission:

Frogs 4 Children is committed to developing a community of leaders that will inspire growth and provide necessary aid to the helping profession, relating to children. 

Even the organization’s name holds meaning of the goals and values of Frogs 4 Children. 

We are proud to be a member of the Horned Frog community at Texas Christian University which inspired the name, Frogs 4 Children,” said Kraus. “There are also four common themes that lift up our organization: professional development, campus involvement, service, and community. And finally, at the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development, we invite those who study child development as well as those who are interested in the helping profession to join Frogs 4 Children.”

Kraus, who graduates in May 2021, plans to attend graduate school in the fall. Newcomb, a junior, will stay on as the Frogs 4 Children President. 

“Their leadership in creating Frogs 4 Children is a legacy that will continue to positively affect students for years to come,” said Dr. Call. 

To learn more or get involved, visit the Frogs 4 Children Engage Page.