Anchor Point is excited to bring "The Empowered To Connect Conference Simulcast" to Houston! This is a two-day conference for anyone interested in learning more about how to connect with children who are struggling. We know this is the case with kids who have experienced abuse, neglect, and trauma, but it can also be children who have experienced a difficult pregnancy, difficult birth or prematurity. It does not matter whether this child is in a biologically intact home or from an adoptive home - each child needs the help and hope from all those around them to thrive.
Featuring Trust-Based Relational Intervention® (TBRI®) developed by Dr. Karyn Purvis and Dr. David Cross from the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development at TCU, this conference is ideal for those who are serving and supporting these families, including social workers, agency professionals, school teachers/counselors, church staff and ministry leaders, counselors, therapists and others.
TBRI® is a holistic, attachment-based, and trauma-informed intervention that is designed to meet the complex needs of vulnerable children. Created by Drs. Karyn Purvis and David Cross of the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development, TBRI® uses Empowering Principles to address physical needs, Connecting Principles for attachment needs, and Correcting Principles to disarm fear-based behaviors. While it is based on years of research, the intervention has grown out of hands-on work with children who have experienced trauma. A variety of parenting strategies may be successful in typical circumstances, but children from hard places need caregiving that meets their unique needs. Although TBRI® was designed for children who have experienced some type of abuse, neglect and/or trauma, it has proven to be effective with all children. It is currently taught and utilized across 50 states and 34 countries. [Organizer's description]