By 4:30 PM on Friday, May 18, 2012. Three ChristianWorks for Children staff were tired, yet excited. Last Friday marked the end of a week-long training held through TCU’s Child Development Institute known as Trust-Based Relationship Intervention (TBRI). Janet Johnston, Heather Ellis, and Kristina Stephens were awarded with $3, 500 scholarships, apiece through Focus On The Family to participate in TBRI at the hands of Karyn Purvis, PhD, and David Cross, PhD, to obtain knowledge and skills to help children who have survived the trauma of abuse, neglect, and/or institutionalization to heal through having connections with their adoptive and/or foster families.
Our staff will incorporate much of the TBRI tools into the Post Adoption Counseling services offered through CounselingWorks to help empower adoptive and foster families to make a genuine connection with children who come from difficult places. One of the coolest parts about TBRI is the infusion of scripture and spiritual compassion, which is the cornerstone of Trust-Based parenting that helps the parent to see their child’s preciousness so true healing can take place.
If you are an adoptive parent, or know of an adoptive family who could benefit from Post Adoption Counseling, or even Pre-Adoption Counseling, don’t hesitate to contact 972-960-9981, to schedule an appointment with either: Melanie Chung-Sherman, LCSW, PLLC, Kristina Stephens, MALPC, Janet Johnston, LMSW-IPR, or Heather Ellis, LMSW. Your relationship with your child is vital to your child’s ability to have healthy relationships as he or she journey’s into adulthood. Why not give us a call today?