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.
Posts Tagged: children from hard places
On Being an Adoptive Sibling
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 »
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 »
Legacy of Hope
In honor of National Poetry Month, we’re sharing a spoken-word poem about TBRI®, A Legacy of Hope, by Brandon Reyes of Austin, TX.
The Connected Child in Latvian!
by: Emmelie Pickett Here at the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development, we often say that we are learning to change the world for children – and we do mean the world. Sadly, there are vulnerable children across the globe needing trust-based relationships to help them heal. We design trainings and resources, but we rely… Read more »
A New Resource for Clinicians: Attachment Theory in Action
by Emmelie Pickett We’re thrilled to announce the release of a new resource for clinicians, Attachment Theory in Action: Building Connections Between Children and Parents.
Building Resilience in the Aftermath of Natural Disasters
by: Katie Thornton In light of the recent hurricanes in Texas and Florida and the wildfires in several Western states, we wanted to offer some ideas for helping families cope in times of natural disaster. We’re mindful that many of our partners and TBRI Practitioners have been affected by these events, and our hearts are… Read more »
6 Books for Parenting Children from Hard Places
by David Cross, Ph.D., Casey Call, Ph.D. and Emmelie Pickett With so many parenting books on the market, it can be difficult to narrow down which resources will be most helpful to parents with children from hard places. While every family’s needs are unique, we’ve curated a list of books that we recommend for parents who… Read more »