Resources

These are some of our most recommended videos, books, podcasts, and articles about how to understand and handle the tough situations that come your way as you work with a child from a hard place.

  • Read about the revolutionary intervention and how it was developed at the Karyn Purvis Institute for Child Development (KPICD) at Texas Christian University. 
  • Video overview of TBRI. (Spanish version)
  • KPICD YouTube Channel
  • Trailer for the moving documentary “All Rise for the Good of the Children” about a Texas judge who brought TBRI into her courtroom and how it changed lives.  Watch the full movie for free, here
  • Karyn Purvis’s original and beloved book The Connected Child has changed countless adoptive families and their trajectories 
    • A Spanish-language edition of The Connected Child (El Niño Adoptado) is also available for purchase.

Books:
 

  • Trauma severely impacts a child’s brain development. The Whole-Brain Child gives caregivers 12 practical ways to help recuperate lost ground and kickstart a child’s full brain development again. 
  • Does your child hate loud noises? Bang their head against the wall? Run from certain smells or constantly have something in their mouth? The Out-of-Sync Child helps caregivers to understand sensory processing disorder and how to make the world a more manageable and less painful place. 
  • Trauma doesn’t just live in the brain; it lives in our whole bodies. The Body Keeps the Score is an excellent resource for anyone who has been through trauma or is working with someone who has experienced trauma. 

Bloggers: 

Articles:

  • Pursuit of Orphan Excellence is a book that examines the way we care for orphans and how God created the family to respond to the needs of vulnerable kids.
  • Religion Pura es un podcast en español que se trata de muchas cosas relacionadas al cuidado del huérfano y el niño vulnerable.
  • THINKOrphan is a podcast by Phil Darke, a leader in caring for vulnerable children and the international movement for better orphan care.
  • Christian Alliance for Orphans (CAFO) is an organization dedicated to mobilizing the global church toward God’s call to care for the orphans. 
  • Alianza Cristiana para Huerfanos (ACH)

    es una organización dedicada a la movilización de la iglesia latina para el llamado de Dios para cuidar a los huérfanos.