TBRI® & Trauma-Informed Classrooms Training

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TBRI & Trauma-Informed Classrooms training is a digital training designed to equip educators to help children from backgrounds of abuse, neglect, and/or trauma. Join us to learn how to disarm fear, optimize learning, and facilitate healing for vulnerable children in the classroom. This four-part seminar includes the following sessions:

  1. Trauma & The Brain: The Impact of Trauma at School (57 minutes)
  2. Empowering Our Students: Meeting Physical Needs (1 hour, 13 minutes)
  3. Connecting in the Classroom: Creating Relationships that Matter (1 hour, 6 minutes)
  4. Correcting Behavior: Rethinking Classroom Management (1 hour, 32 minutes)

This training can be purchased for individuals or for a school. Each purchase allows three devices to download the material, so the training can be housed on three devices on a campus. The accompanying PDF guide provides presentation slides, tips for hosting your training, sample schedules, and additional resources for creating trauma-informed classrooms.

TBRI & Trauma-Informed Classrooms Training Guide

We are pleased to provide the TBRI & TIC Training Guide to anyone who would like it. Click here to download the guide. 


Dr. Casey Call is the Assistant Director at the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development (KPICD). She serves in various capacities at the Purvis Institute including research, training, and outreach connected to Trust-Based Relational Intervention® (TBRI®). Casey also teaches, advises, and mentors TCU students in the Child Development undergraduate and graduate programs. Casey is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor and is a registered Circle of Security® parent educator. She has also received training in Theraplay® Level One and in scoring the Strange Situation Protocol.

Casey earned her B.S. in psychology from the University of North Texas in 1997 and then worked as a milieu therapist in the in-patient psychiatric unit at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas before returning to school. She earned a M.Ed. in Elementary Education from TCU and worked as an elementary school teacher in Coppell and Ft. Worth. After teaching for several years, Casey returned to TCU to earn her M.Ed. in Counseling and then worked as a middle school and high school counselor in Birdville I.S.D. Through these experiences in the education field, Casey developed a passion for teaching, learning, and improving educational systems.

Captivated by the work of the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development, Casey returned to TCU once again and earned her M.S. and Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology under the direction of Drs. David Cross and Karyn Purvis. Through her work at the KP ICD, Casey combines her passions of serving children and families from hard places and bringing trauma-informed interventions into systems of care.


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.



What is TBRI® & Trauma-Informed Classrooms Training?

TBRI® & Trauma-Informed Classrooms is a 4 part digital training designed to equip educators to meet the needs of vulnerable children in a school setting.

What is included in TBRI & Trauma-Informed Classrooms Training?

  • Four digital video sessions of teaching, totaling almost five hours
  • A PDF guide including presentation slides, sample schedules, tips for hosting a training, discussion questions, and additional resources

What is the cost of TBRI & Trauma-Informed Classrooms Training?

The cost is $250 for one year of access to the videos and PDF guide. A school or individual can purchase the training at this cost.

Can I purchase this product for my school?

This product can be purchased for individual use or use by a group. Each download includes access on three devices, making it ideal for a school to purchase and use.

Does the content of TBRI & Trauma-Informed Classrooms expire?

When you purchase TBRI & Trauma-Informed Classrooms, you have access to the content for one year. If you wish to access the videos or PDF after that time, you will need to repurchase.

Is TBRI® & Trauma-Informed Classrooms a faith-based training?

TBRI® & Trauma-Informed Classrooms is not a faith-based training.

Is TBRI® & Trauma-Informed Classrooms training for younger children or teenagers?

TBRI® & Trauma Informed Classrooms will include information that applies to a wide variety of ages. This training can benefit teachers of children and youth of all ages.