In many ways, it is just beginning. These recommended resources are meant to equip you to help your children heal and thrive.
The Connected Child, co-authored by Dr. Karyn Purvis and Dr. David Cross, has helped countless adoptive and foster parents better connect with their children as they seek to love and care for them in a way that honors God.
Created to Connect: A Christian’s Guide to The Connected Child, was created by Dr. Karyn Purvis, along with Michael and Amy Monroe, to help illuminate the biblical principles that serve as the foundation for the philosophy and interventions detailed in Dr. Purvis’ book.
The Connected Parent, co-authored by Dr. Karyn Purvis and Lisa Qualls, gives you practical advice and powerful tools you can use to encourage secure attachment in your child.
Raising a Secure Child, by Kent Hoffman, will help you learn:
*How to balance nurturing and protectiveness with promoting your child’s independence.
*What emotional needs a toddler or older child may be expressing through difficult behavior.
*How your own upbringing affects your parenting style–and what you can do about it.
The Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development has put together a number of video resources to teach the principles of Trust-Based Relational Intervention®. The Healing Families DVDs are especially helpful for those parenting children impacted by adoption or foster care.
The Whole Brain Child, by Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson, provides 12 strategies to promote healthy brain development and help integrate our children’s right brain (emotional) and left brain (logic). It teaches parents how to connect with their children when emotions are high and then practice with their children a different, healthier way to process those difficult feelings.
Carol Kranowitz’s The Out-of-Sync Child broke new ground by identifying Sensory Processing Disorder, a common but frequently misdiagnosed problem in which the central nervous system misinterprets messages from the senses. This newly revised edition features additional information from recent research on vision and hearing deficits, motor skill problems, nutrition and picky eaters, ADHA, autism, and other related disorders.
The Out-of-Sync Child Has Fun is an accessible guide to examine Sensory Processing Disorder. The Out-of-Sync Child touched the hearts and lives of thousands of families. Carol Stock Kranowitz continues her work with this companion volume, which presents more than one hundred playful activities specially designed for kids with SPD.
The Empowered to Connect website is a great place to find resources that will aid you in your journey. This resources are vital to anyone impacted by adoption or foster care.
The Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development is a program of the Department of Psychology in the TCU College of Science & Engineering in Fort Worth, Texas. The Institute’s mission is research, education, training, and outreach to improve the lives of children who have experienced abuse, neglect, and/or trauma.
Show Hope partners with the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development to present the Empowered to Connect Conference.
Wounded Children Healing Homes addresses the reality of unmet expectations and offers validation and solutions for the challenges of parenting deeply traumatized children.
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This DVD provides practical strategies and tips from this experience that can be used by any caregiver or parent with teens.
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This convenient, pocket-sized guide to the basic principles of Trust-Based Relational Intervention® is an ideal reference for caregivers and professionals seeking to use TBRI® to meet the needs of children and youth from “hard places.”
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Designed to lay a solid foundation of the various aspects of TBRI®, this Lecture Series is popular among parents and professionals alike.
Below is a larger list of material to help equip you and your children as you journey together.