The TBRI® Podcast | Season 5, Episode 4
Today’s episode is all about TBRI in the context of coaching. If you have kids in youth sports, or have ever coached youth sports, this episode is for you. Please enjoy this conversation with KPICD Training Specialist, Troy McPeak.
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About our guest:
Troy McPeak is a Training Specialist at the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development at TCU (KPICD) where he works with organizations across the globe to implement TBRI across systems of care and practice. He formerly served as Associate Director of the Texas Model at the Texas Juvenile Justice Department (TJJD). In his role, he served as a subject matter expert for implementing the Texas Model, a trauma-informed care corrections model focusing on youth and staff safety, connection, empowerment, correcting and individualization as needed. The Texas Model is deeply rooted in the principles of TBRI. Prior to TJJD, Troy served as a Supervisor in the post adjudicated residential treatment facility and JJAEP program at Williamson County Juvenile Services in Georgetown, TX. At WILCO Troy was instrumental in changing the culture from a highly punitive and military focused facility to one based on connection and other TBRI Principles. He is passionate about helping adolescents learn to self-regulate, or as Troy puts it, “building up the resiliency needed to combat the stressors life will continue to throw at them.”
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.