We are excited to announce the launch of the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development Camp Trainings (click here for detailed information)



The Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development (KPICD) and the work of Trust-Based Relational Intervention® (TBRI®) originally began with a camp called Hope Connection. The Hope Connection Camp was hosted from the late 1990s until 2013. In 2018, students worked to revive the original Hope Connection into a new model called Hope Connection 2.0. This new model focused on meeting the needs of every member of the adoptive family. With the revival of camp at the KPICD, the demand for camp training for professionals increased. The KPICD camp leadership team has created resources, based on their expertise in TBRI and camp implementation, to meet the needs of TBRI Practitioners who want to host their own camps. Individuals must have attended the TBRI® Practitioner Training to participate in the Trauma-Informed Camp Course.

Trauma-Informed Camp Course is an online, self-guided course that provides an overview of principles and practices for creating a trauma-informed camp. This course is for TBRI Practitioners who are looking to start their own camp or who are looking to take steps to include basic TBRI principles into their camp design. The course includes a series of webinars covering the main areas of camp as well as access to a digital camp manual. The Trauma-Informed Camp Course is now live. Click here to register

See Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development Camp Trainings for more information.

Free Resources:

Sample Schedule

Camp Research

Guide to Camp Basics