The TBRI® Podcast | Season 1, Episode 5
On this episode, Emmelie Pickett interviews Sarah Mercado about the TBRI® Correcting Principles. Sarah is a training specialist here at the KPICD and this episode is packed with so much wisdom and practical tools that you can try today.
Linked References from this episode:
- TBRI Connecting Principles Episode
- TBRI Empowering Principles Episode
- CTAC Trauma,
- The Brain, & TBRI Episode
- Attachment: Why It Matters Episode
- Travis County Collaborative for Children
- 3 Pillars of Trauma-wise Care
- Life Values Printable
- Texas Juvenile Justice Department
About our guest:
Sarah Mercado is a Training Specialist with the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development (KPICD). As training specialist, Sarah’s main focus is instructing professionals working with children who have experienced trauma, in Trust-Based Relational Intervention® (TBRI®). TBRI®, a holistic, attachment-based, and trauma-informed intervention designed to meet the complex needs of vulnerable children, offers practical tools for caregivers to help those in their care reach their highest potential.
Sarah earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Sweet Briar College in Virginia. She began her career as a direct care staff working with adolescent boys living in a Residential Treatment Center (RTC). After serving in the RTC for several years, she shifted her focus to foster care, where she was Regional Director for a foster and adoption agency.
Sarah spent 20 years serving youth and families within residential and foster care settings as a direct-care worker and trainer before beginning her work with the Purvis Institute in May 2016. Sarah lives near Austin, TX with her husband, AJ, and their two children.
About the host:
Emmelie Pickett is the Communications Coordinator at the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development at Texas Christian University where she oversees the Institute’s marketing, communication, and media efforts and is the editor of the Institute’s Connections Blog and Producer of the TBRI Podcast. She holds her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from TCU in Radio/TV/Film and Liberal Arts, respectively. Emmelie previously served as the right hand to Dr. Karyn Purvis for whom the Institute is named. She is a featured writer in Dr. Purvis’s last written work, The Connected Parent (Harvest House, 2020). Emmelie lives in Fort Worth, TX with her husband and daughter.