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: trauma-informed parenting
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 »
Remembering Dr. Purvis
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.
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 »