Child Welfare Professionals
Most of the children you encounter on a daily basis have been profoundly impacted by trauma. Chances are that you spend much of your time trying to help foster and adoptive parents navigate the resulting behaviors.
If you are like most, you sometimes feel unsure of how to best help the children on your caseload and it can leave you feeling overwhelmed and living out the effects of secondary trauma yourself. This one day workshop has been designed to help.
National experts and leaders in the field of childhood trauma will help you better understand the impact of trauma on the brain and most importantly, what to do about it. You will end the day better able to take care of children and families and be better able to care for yourself in process.
- WHEN: May 10, 2018: 10:30AM – 4:45PM
- WHERE: Stonebriar Community Church, Frisco TX
- WHO: Child Welfare Professionals: Case Workers, Volunteers, and More
- COST: $59/Participant
SCHEDULE & SPEAKERS
10:30am-12:00pm: – “Trauma and Traumawise Care” – Daren Jones and Amanda Purvis, Karen Purvis Institute of Child Development, TCU
12:00pm-1:00pm: – Lunch (provided)
1:15pm-2:15pm: “Therapies for Children from Hard Places” – Dr. Mandy R. Hiles Howard, Professor, Samford University
2:30pm-4:45pm: “When Caring Hurts: Five Strategies to Maintaining Your Emotional Well-Being” – Dr. Jayne Schooler, Back2BackMinistries
Daren Jones and Amanda Purvis, Texas Christian University
Amanda Purvis is a Training Specialist with the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development
(KP ICD) at TCU. As training specialist, Amanda’s main focus is instructing professionals
working with children who have experienced trauma, in Trust-Based Relational Intervention®
(TBRI®). TBRI, a holistic, attachment-based, and trauma-informed intervention designed to
meet the complex needs of vulnerable children, offers practical tools for caregivers to help those
in their care reach their highest potential.
Amanda earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Metropolitan State University in
Denver, CO. She began her career working in Child Protective Services as an intake worker. She
then transitioned to foster care and post-adoption support, where she spent a decade of her career
before beginning her work with the Purvis Institute in December 2017.
Amanda lives in Castle Rock, CO with her husband and five children, and their dog, Scout.
Daren Jones is a Training Specialist with the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development (KP ICD) at TCU. As training specialist, Daren’s main focus is instructing professionals working with children who have experienced trauma, in Trust-Based Relational Intervention® (TBRI®). Since Daren joined the Purvis Institute in 2014, he has been an integral part of teaching and spreading TBRI® across the
U.S. and throughout the world. Daren earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. He began his career as a behavior instructor of a therapeutic day treatment program serving children and youth who could no longer function in a regular academic school setting.
After serving as a behavior instructor, Daren decided to obtain his Master’s in Social Work from
Spalding University in Louisville, Kentucky. Daren spent 12 years serving youth and families
within residential and foster care settings as a direct-care worker, residential group home
supervisor and trainer, before beginning his work with the KP ICD.
Daren is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Counseling & Counselor Education at Texas Christian
University in Fort Worth, TX, where he resides with his wife Katie Jones, daughter Ruby, and son Finn.
Dr. Mandy R. Hiles Howard, Samford University
Mandy Hiles Howard is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Samford University.
She came to Samford after serving as the Assistant Director of the TCU Institute of
Child Development. She worked closely with Drs. Karyn Purvis and David Cross in
the development of Trust-Based Relational Interventions, which is a trauma-
informed evidence-based approach to working with children who have a history of
trauma. Mandy’s professional interest integrates theory, research and practice to
increase understanding of the interpersonal processes underlying mental health and
quality of life for youth in non-traditional care. During the summer, she volunteers
at a therapeutic summer camp.
Jayne Schooler, Back2BackMinistries
Jayne is the author/co-author of eight books in the field of child welfare including Wounded Children, Healing Homes: How Traumatized Children Impact Adoptive and Foster Parents and Parenting in Transracial Adoption. Serving now full time with Back2Back Ministries their international work takes them regularly to India, Nigeria, Mexico and Haiti. Recently, two of her books have been translated into Russian and Polish. David and Jayne are parents by birth and adoption and grandparents of four.
Trauma and Traumawise Care, Dr. Mandy R. Hiles Howard, Professor, Samford University
Trust-Based Relational Intervention®, or TBRI®, is a holistic, attachment-based, and trauma-informed intervention designed to meet the complex needs of vulnerable children. TBRI® offers practical tools for caregivers and professionals to help children from hard places reach their highest potential. Join us as we explore strategies to support felt safety, connection and regulation in our children.
Therapies for Children from Hard Places: Dr. Mandy R. Hiles Howard, Professor, Samford University
This workshop will help participants identify and assess therapies/programs as being evidence-based. It will also discuss the major types of evidence-based therapies available to children from hard places and their functions within the holistic therapeutic context.
1. Participants will be able to define evidence-based therapies/practices.
2. Participants will be able to identify and assess therapies/programs as being evidence-based.
3. Participants will have a basic understanding of the major types of evidence-based therapies available to children from hard places and their functions within the holistic
When Caring Hurts: Five Strategies to Maintaining Your Emotional Well-Being
Stepping into the lives of hurting children and adults is a calling to which many respond. The joy of seeing others find healing can bring with it a challenge of maintaining emotional health to those who help carry their burden. This workshop will take a fresh look at the impact of secondary trauma and offer strategies to maintaining one’s own emotional well-being.