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 »
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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 »
“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 »
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
Faith Pope Episode 4 of our Connected Educators series features a conversation with Faith Pope, a TBRI Practitioner who serves as the director of elementary education at Lockhart ISD in Lockhart, TX.
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 »
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 »
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 »