Resources

 

•    Texas Christian University's Institute of Child Development strives to help children suffering from the effects of early trauma, abuse and/or neglect. They conduct research to deepen understanding about the complex needs of these children and how to help them overcome social, behavioral, and emotional challenges. Through various outreach initiatives, they train professionals in Trust-Based Relational Intervention®, a research-based, holistic model developed by Dr. Karyn Purvis and Dr. David Cross. They are not a service provider, and do not provide clinical services of any kind.

•    The Center for Adoption Support and Education (C.A.S.E.), based in Maryland, provides specialized clinical services; parent and professional training and education; adoption advocacy at the community, national, and international levels; participating in groundbreaking adoption research; fundraising; and the development and production of print and electronic resources to aid adopted children, families, and the professionals who support them.

•    Empowered to Connect is an organization based on the work of Karyn Purvis which provides training for families as well as an online library of articles, audio and video presentations covering a wide variety of topics for adoptive and foster parents as well as ministry leaders and professionals

•    Adoption Learning Partners offers meaningful, timely, web-based educational adoption resources for professionals, parents, adopted individuals, and the families that love them.

•    Heart of the Matter provides online coursework for adoptive parents and the professionals that serve them.

•    A list of professionals who have been trained in Trust Based Relational Intervention®

•    HALO Project (Healing, Attachment, Loving, Outreach) is a 10-week intensive outpatient intervention designed to meet the unique and diverse needs of children in foster care, children that have been adopted or children that exhibit difficulty in the area of attachment.  HALO Project relies heavily on the Trust Based Relational Intervention model created by Dr. Karyn Purvis and Dr. David Cross at the TCU Institute of Child Development.