Posts Tagged: TBRI

Connected in Crisis: Families

Our work at the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development is centered around connection. We study attachment between parents/caregivers and children and connections within communities. So much of Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI)  is based on the idea that we are hardwired to connect. But what happens when connection in the traditional sense is cut off? With… Read more »

On Staying Connected in Crisis

Editors note:This post is from our Founder and Director, Dr. David Cross in light of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). We hope you are all staying healthy, safe, and connected during this strange and uncertain time.  Connected in Crisis by: Dr. David Cross When I was a child, we were asked to crouch under our desks during nuclear… Read more »

The Benefits of Play in Cognitive Development

Editor’s note: While it may seem like a simple idea, play is fundamental to forming trust-based relationships. Play permeates the TBRI empowering, connecting, and correcting principles and as Dr. Purvis once said: “Play disarms fear, builds connectedness, and teaches social skills and competencies for life.” We’ve recently received a few questions about the benefits of… Read more »

Starting Small: Nutrition and Hydration

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. 

A New Book From Dr. Karyn Purvis

Update: The Connected Parent will be published on July 7, 2020. Read more about the book here or pre-order here.  We’re thrilled to announce the release of a new book for parents of children from hard places, co-authored by Dr. Karyn Purvis, the Institute’s late Founder and Director. This book is Dr. Purvis’s last written work,… Read more »

Poetry of Doing

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 »

Starting Small: Eye Contact

  by: Amanda Purvis Often times when people first hear about Trust-Based Relational Intervention® (TBRI®) they can feel overwhelmed. If that’s you, take a deep breath. Just like with learning any new skill, we must start small. In this series, we’ll give easy tips to help you start using TBRI®in your home or with the children… Read more »

TBRI® and Autism Spectrum Disorder

  by: Emmelie Pickett We are often asked, “Will TBRI work with my child who has Autism?” Trust-Based Relational Intervention® (TBRI®) aims to help children from “hard places” of abuse, neglect, and/or trauma. While not every child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) has such a history, research shows that children with ASD are at least two…