Building Trust-Based Relationships with Survivors of Sex Trafficking

The TBRI® Podcast | Season 2, Episode 4

On this episode of the TBRI Podcast, we talk with Kimberly Glaudy and Ally Matteson who work specifically on a partnership between our Institute and the Texas Office of the Governor: Transforming Cultures of Care, Trauma-Informed Care for Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Youth (CSEY). Kim and Ally share a bit about this partnership, but more specifically about how TBRI can be best adapted to serve children and youth who have experienced trafficking or exploitation. 

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About our guests:

Kimberly Glaudy, LMFT-A

Kimberly Glaudy currently serves as a Project Coordinator for the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development. In this role, she trains change agents in Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) and supports model implementation in various programs. Kimberly holds a master’s degree in Organizational Management and Leadership and another in Marriage and Family Therapy. For several years, she served as an administrator of a residential treatment facility for survivors of commercial sexual exploitation, and for a foster program serving the same population. It is during that time she developed a passion for working with youth who have experienced complex developmental trauma. Kimberly has worked in youth and community development organizations for over 20 years. Today, she also serves as founder of Family Foundation Initiatives, a therapeutic private practice dedicated to mental wellness and family strengthening endeavors.

Ally Matteson, LCSW

Ally Matteson is a LCSW and a Project Director with the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development (KPICD) which focuses on training organizations who are working with victims of child sex trafficking (CST) in the Houston area in a trauma informed care model called Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI®) and she became a TBRI® practitioner in 2015. Prior to working with the KPICD, Ally worked as a therapist specializing in trauma at a residential treatment center that serves minor sex trafficking survivors in long term treatment. Ally trains and consults staff at residential treatment centers, juvenile justice programs, schools, community based service agencies and advocacy organizations on TBRI®, trafficking and complex trauma.

Ally earned her Bachelor’s degree in International Studies at Baylor University before spending time internationally doing community development projects in India and Egypt. She later returned to Baylor University to get her Masters in Social Work from the Diana Garland School of Social Work and Masters in Divinity from Truett Seminary both on Baylor University’s campus. Before arriving at the KPICD, Ally has served children, youth and families in a variety of capacities including residential settings, chaplaincy, foster care, disaster relief agencies and churches.

Ally resides in Spring, TX with her husband Robbie and two children Charlie and Claire.

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.

5 Responses to “Building Trust-Based Relationships with Survivors of Sex Trafficking”

  1. Sandra

    A youngster should realize that he is a wonder, that starting from the start of the world there hasn’t been, and for the rest of the world there won’t be, another kid like him.

  2. Richard Born

    Doing this as a training for youth villages foster care. Really good information it takes a long time for these kids to trust again and sometimes it never comes

  3. Brenda Coburn

    I enjoyed the podcast. It is sad that she passed away.
    please give credit for the foster care program

  4. Timothy Tallman

    Try to find ways for your child to trust you and understand you are not going anywhere, and you are there to protect them.

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