TBRI® & Trauma-Informed Courts (Podcast Episode)

The TBRI® Podcast | Season 5, Episode 3

Today we’re talking with Kari Dady about TBRI and Trauma-informed Courts. Kari is a Training Specialist with the KPICD and shares practical tips for integrating trauma-informed practices in the courtroom. 


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Show Notes

About our guest:

Kari earned her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Montana and her Juris Doctor from the University of Washington School of Law.  Following graduation, Kari served as an appellate law clerk at the Washington State Court of Appeals.  Kari spent several years working as an appellate public defender in Seattle, Washington before transitioning to civil litigation.  She worked with several Seattle law firms before returning to her beloved home state, Montana.

After adopting and experiencing the life-changing power of TBRI® on a personal level, Kari shifted her career focus.  Kari became a TBRI Practitioner in 2019 and worked with a non-profit in Montana to equip foster and adoptive families with TBRI tools.  She joined the KPICD in 2021 and works on consulting projects across the globe.

Kari lives in Missoula, MT with her husband and four children.

About our host:

Sarah Mercado is a Training Specialist with the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development (KPICD). As training specialist, Sarah’s main focus is instructing professionals working with children who have experienced trauma, in Trust-Based Relational Intervention® (TBRI®). TBRI®, a holistic, attachment-based, and trauma-informed intervention designed to meet the complex needs of vulnerable children, offers practical tools for caregivers to help those in their care reach their highest potential.

Sarah earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Sweet Briar College in Virginia. She began her career as a direct care staff working with adolescent boys living in a Residential Treatment Center (RTC). After serving in the RTC for several years, she shifted her focus to foster care, where she was Regional Director for a foster and adoption agency.

Sarah spent 20 years serving youth and families within residential and foster care settings as a direct-care worker and trainer before beginning her work with the Purvis Institute in May 2016.

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