Champions for Children’s Brighter Future Symposium to Feature Dr. Casey Call of the Karyn Purvis Institute


The annual “Brighter Future Symposium” will be held Friday, March 29, 9 am-3 pm at the United Way of Smith County, 911 S. Broadway, Tyler.

Champions for Children’s Brighter Future Symposium will focus on “Trust-Based Relational Intervention®.” TBRI® is an attachment-based, trauma-informed intervention that is designed to meet the complex needs of vulnerable children. TBRI® uses Empowering Principles to address physical needs, Connecting Principles for attachment needs, and Correcting Principles to disarm fear-based behaviors. While the intervention is based on years of attachment, sensory processing, and neuroscience research, the heartbeat of TBRI® is connection.

TBRI® is designed for children from “hard places” such as abuse, neglect, and/or trauma. Because of their histories, it is often difficult for these children to trust the loving adults in their lives, which often results in perplexing behaviors. TBRI® offers practical tools for parents, caregivers, teachers, or anyone who works with children, to see the “whole child” in their care and help that child reach his highest potential.

Because of their histories, children from hard places have changes in their bodies, brains, behaviors, and belief systems. While a variety of parenting strategies may be successful in typical circumstances, children from hard places need caregiving that meets their unique needs and addresses the whole child.

TBRI® is used in homes, residential treatment facilities, group homes, schools, camps, and international orphanages.

The symposium fees will include lunch and six training hours. Ticket prices range from $30-$50. Call 903.592.1454 for additional information. Purchase tickets on Eventbrite.

Since 1996, Champions for Children has been designing and implementing progressive programs that help at-risk children, support and coach their parents and caregivers, and train and equip the childcare providers that work with them. Champions for Children is the only nonprofit in East Texas whose primary focus is quality early childhood education. It serves children, families, childcare centers, and preschool teachers in Smith County and 14 surrounding East Texas counties. The organization holds four major conferences each year for parents, teachers and anyone who works with children.


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