Posts Categorized: TBRI Stories

Meeting the Needs of Adoptive Siblings with Dr. Jana Hunsley

The TBRI® Podcast | Season 2, Episode 6   Today we’re welcoming Dr. Jana Hunsley to the podcast! Dr. Hunsley is a Research Scientist at the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development. She recently completed her PhD in the Developmental Research lab through the Department of Psychology at TCU. In her research, Jana has recognized… Read more »

Building Trust-Based Relationships with Survivors of Sex Trafficking

The TBRI® Podcast | Season 2, Episode 4 On this episode of the TBRI Podcast, we talk with Kimberly Glaudy and Ally Matteson who work specifically on a partnership between our Institute and the Texas Office of the Governor: Transforming Cultures of Care, Trauma-Informed Care for Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Youth (CSEY). Kim and Ally… Read more »

TBRI in Rwanda

By: Dr. Jana Hunsley   Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) has spread all over the world in less than two decades from when it was first developed by Drs. Karyn Purvis and David Cross. Working at the KPICD, we have the tremendous privilege to hear and know the stories of the life-changing work that happens across… Read more »

An Open Letter to Parents of Children From Hard Places

by: Amanda Purvis Editors Note: At this year’s Empowered to Connect Conference, Amanda Purvis,Training Specialist, shared this letter she wrote to fellow adoptive and foster parents. We’ve published the letter here in hopes that it letter will encourage parents doing some of the very hardest work of caring for children from hard places.    To… Read more »