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The Carver Family

The Carver Family

At our annual Hope for the Journey Conference, we introduced you to the Carvers—one of thousands of families transformed by Show Hope and our investment in trauma-informed care, including Trust-Based Relational Intervention® (TBRI®) and its principles. This Christmas, we have strategically planned to raise $600,000 for the continuing impact of our work, yet we cannot…

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How Will Adoption Impact My Marriage?

Your relationship with your spouse will be impacted by your decision to add a child to your family—whether by birth or adoption. Because of this, it is crucial that you are open and honest as you process your hopes, questions, and concerns with your spouse. Seek advice from a counselor or therapist who has a…

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Understanding TBRI® Empowering Principles

Understanding TBRI Empowering Principles

Trust-Based Relational Intervention® (TBRI®) is a care model designed to help meet relational and developmental needs of children and youth impacted by trauma. TBRI considers the whole child—his or her brain, biology, behavior, body, and beliefs—and provides parents and caregivers with practical tools and insight to help their child(ren) reach his or her highest potential.…

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Advocating for Your Child 

Young boy smiling at the camera holding both of his parents' hands.

According to “Merriam-Webster,” an advocate is “one who pleads the cause of another … one who defends … one who supports.” Your child or teen needs an advocate on his or her side—someone to plead, defend, and support him or her in the classroom, at the doctor’s office, and even within your home. And by…

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Understanding TBRI® Connecting Principles Plus Tips for Connecting With Teens

We were made for relationships, and the fundamental one in a child’s life is family. Children need to know that they are safe, secured, valued, and loved, yet key developmental and relational needs are oftentimes overlooked with traditional parenting models. The truth is, connection builds trust, and trust builds healthy relationships. Trust-Based Relational Intervention® (TBRI)…

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An Introduction to Trust-Based Relational Intervention® (TBRI®)

Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) is a care model designed to help meet relational and developmental needs of children and youth impacted by trauma. TBRI considers the whole child—his or her brain, biology, behavior, body, and beliefs—and provides parents and caregivers with practical tools and insight to help their child(ren) reach his or her highest potential.…

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Created to Connect: Learning to Trust and Let Go of Fear

The following is an excerpt from “Created to Connect: A Christian’s Guide to the Connected Child.” From Dr. Karyn Purvis with Michael and Amy Monroe, “Created to Connect” serves as a dynamic resource for those looking to draw helpful, encouraging parallels between the Christian faith and the foundational teachings of Trust-Based Relational Intervention® (TBRI®). What…

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The Kindness of the Lord

For 20 years, Show Hope—guided by our Founders, Mary Beth and Steven Curtis Chapman— has helped more than 8,600 children come to know the love, security, and permanency of a family through adoption while also equipping and mobilizing parents, caregivers, families, students, churches, and professionals to care holistically for the children entrusted to them. If…

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Better Together: How Caring Well for a Child Includes Community

There’s a reason the phrase It takes a village is a popular one among parents and caregivers. Whether the road has led you to adoption and/or foster care, it is important to remember that your journey is not meant to be traveled alone. No matter how much experience you have or how much knowledge you…

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The “One Another” Commands

By Tracy Taplin God has woven our family together over the last 30 years into a hand-stitched patchwork quilt of bright, beautiful differences—both in genetics and preferred ice cream. A down-to-earth sensibility is ever present to put the work in, and we dust ourselves off after we fall, limping and determined to keep on keeping…

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