Additional Support

Support for Families

The adoption journey may be the most difficult thing you'll ever do. We have found these resources helpful and hope-giving along the way.

Many professionals have received specialized training in TBRI® through the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development and are better equipped to provide support to adoptive and foster families. Show Hope has been involved in the training of many of these counselors, therapists, caseworkers, educators, and medical professionals. Please use this list to find qualified professionals in your area. The Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development also publishes a comprehensive list of training participants.

Empowered to Connect Parent Training may also be available in your community. As a participant in Empowered to Connect Parent Training, you will be equipped with a holistic understanding of your child’s needs and development as well as empowered with the tools and strategies to effectively meet those needs, build trust, and help your child heal and grow. Please visit this map to find Parent Trainers and classes near you.

Show Hope recommends a number of helpful resources for foster and adoptive families. A list of these books and DVDs is available here.

Training for Parents

With the right tools and techniques, you can help your children grow and heal.

Empowered to Connect Parent Training equips parents with a holistic understanding of their child’s needs and development while empowering them with the tools and strategies to effectively meet those needs, build trust, and help their child heal and grow. The training is taught from a Christian perspective and focuses on a range of topics and issues relevant to adoptive and foster parents, including helping parents understand the impact of their child’s history, what they themselves bring to the parent-child relationship, the fundamentals of attachment, the impact of fear, and the importance of meeting their child’s sensory processing, nutritional, and other processing needs.

If you are interested in becoming an Empowered to Connect Parent Trainer, additional details and application instructions are available here. Please visit this map to find current Parent Trainers near you.

Training for Professionals

The work you do for children is vitally important. We believe these resources can help make this work even more effective.

Show Hope partners with generous donors and the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development to provide scholarships for the TBRI® Practitioner Training. To date, Show Hope has been involved in the training of more than 600 professionals from 46 states and several countries.

The training experience prepares professionals, such as therapists, caseworkers, and medical professionals, to work with children who experienced early trauma and their families. The training consists of online coursework and five days of on-site training in Fort Worth, Texas. Scholarship applications for the September 2017 TBRI® Practitioner Training are now closed.