From the time we are born, our brains have 100 billion neurons and begin to form synaptic connections that make up who we are and how we function. Tragically, severe or prolonged abuse or neglect manifests in toxic stress which derails brain development and can even affect the immune system.
Posts Tagged: TBRI Artifacts
by: David Cross, PhD “How to Be a Poet” (to remind myself) by Wendell Berry in Land, Life, and the Poetry of Creatures i Make a place to sit down. Sit down. Be quiet. You must depend upon aﬀection, reading, knowledge, skill — more of each than you have — inspiration, work, growing older, patience,… Read more »
by: Emmelie Pickett In honor of her birthday, we’ve taken some of our favorite quotes from Dr. Purvis and made them into images for your smart phone’s lock screen. Feel free to download and save these to your smart phone as a quick reminder to connect with the children in your life.
by: Emmelie Pickett It hardly seems possible that today marks two years since we lost Dr. Karyn Purvis, our beloved founder and Director. We remember Dr. Purvis with tears and smiles.
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.
In this series we are exploring mantras and their role in caring for children from hard places. Dr. Cross’s TBRI Mantra includes nuggets of wisdom that can be helpful for anyone who is using Trust-Based Relational Intervention®. If you haven’t yet, go ahead and read the previous posts in this series before reading this week’s… Read more »
by Emmelie Pickett What words do you find yourself repeating in your mind — or out loud — when you feel stressed or anxious? We often encourage caregivers to use mantras to stay focused and calm while working with children. Here are a few mantras we’ve heard from caregivers over the years: