Jenna and Bill Lewis We wrap up our series on Connected Educators with Sarah Mercado, and Jenna and Bill Lewis. This episode focuses specifically on parents and their part in education as school continues to adapt with COVID-19. Jenna and Bill share their heart for TBRI as well as some strategies that have worked well… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Resources for Parents
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 »
by: Ashley West We’re thrilled to announce the release of The Connected Parent, co-authored by Dr. Karyn Purvis, the Institute’s late Founder and Director. This book is Dr. Purvis’ last written work, and we at the Institute are overjoyed that families everywhere will continue to benefit from her words and wisdom. As the release of… Read more »
by: Amanda Purvis At the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development we strive to help children heal from trauma, abuse, and neglect. Historically, we have responded to national and international issues from the lens of healing trauma. The current unrest resulting from structural racism, institutional racism, and individual racism in America requires us to address… Read more »
Editors note: At the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development, we strive to help children heal from the effects of trauma, abuse, and neglect through trusting relationships. This guiding principle informs all we do. It is the lens through which we view everything and the current news events stemming from violence and racism in America… Read more »
by: Jana Hunsley I wanted to share some thoughts with some strategies on what to do during the COVID-19 Pandemic– strategies such as how to Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) your home when you’re all stuck in it. But then, I realized that may not actually be what you need right now, even if that’s the information… Read more »
Our work at the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development is centered around connection. We study attachment between parents/caregivers and children and connections within communities. So much of Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) is based on the idea that we are hardwired to connect. But what happens when connection in the traditional sense is cut off? With… Read more »
From the time we are born, our brains have 100 billion neurons and begin to form synaptic connections that make up who we are and how we function. Tragically, severe or prolonged abuse or neglect manifests in toxic stress which derails brain development and can even affect the immune system.
by: Amanda Purvis One simple way to start implementing Trust-based Relational Intervention is to empower your child’s body by meeting physical needs. Nutrition and hydration play key factors in a child’s ability to regulate, and we can help set them up for success by making sure they eating and drinking enough.
by: Jana Hunsley Not one thing in this life has affected me so deeply or changed me so profoundly as the adoption of my seven siblings. Before adoption, my home was filled with two older sisters, a younger brother, and two parents. Life was simple, comfortable, and uncomplicated. After adoption, everything about life was different. … Read more »