The TBRI® Podcast | Season 2, Episode 2
On this episode, David Randall and our host, Sarah Mercado talk all about about TBRI® implementation in different cultural contexts.
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Linked References from this episode:
- TBRI Practitioner Training
- All God’s Children International (AGCI)
- Navajo Nation
- Being a knower vs. being a learner (Brene Brown)
About our guest:
David Randall is a TBRI Practitioner, TBRI Mentor, and proud father of seven children. He is the International Social Services Director for All Gods Children International (AGCI) where he implements, trains, and provides support to organizations caring for children who want to implement TBRI. David is passionate about using TBRI both personally and professionally, and strives to keep learning so he can provide better care for children.
About the host:
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.