The TBRI® Podcast | Season 2, Episode 5
This episode is all about TBRI and how it intersects with law enforcement. Sarah Mercado sat down with Randy Kaiser, who serves as a Special Agent within the Criminal Investigators Division of the Texas Department of Public Safety.
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About our guests:
Randy Kaiser, MEd, began his Law Enforcement career in 2012 with the Texas Department of Public Safety. He quickly became involved with instruction becoming a certified basic instructor for the Texas Department of Public Safety. Mr. Kaiser started his career as a Crisis Negotiator in 2014 and joined the Texas Association of Hostage Negotiators Board of Directors in 2015. In 2016, he was promoted to Special Agent within the Criminal Investigations Division of the Texas Department of Public Safety. His primary focus was on human trafficking and the exploitation of children. Mr. Kaiser has instructed on numerous topics including human performance, nutrition, basic hostage negotiations, negotiations for first responders, human trafficking, and self-defense techniques.
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.