Educators One-Day Summit 2018
You are already aware that there are children in your classroom and school who have experienced trauma. What you may not realize is that there may be far more than you think. Challenging behaviors in the educational setting are very often a result of traumatic events that have happened in a child’s past. Modern brain science has revealed much about the source of these behaviors, and has also produced incredibly effective ways of responding. Come join national experts in childhood trauma and behavior to learn how some simple adjustments can make a world of difference for your classroom, your school, and the children you care about most.
- WHEN: May 10, 2018 | 10:30AM – 4:45PM
- WHO: Educators
- WHERE: Stonebriar Community Church, Frisco TX
- COST: $59/Participant
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-3:30PM – “Regulation to Reason” – Paris Goodyear-Brown, Play Therapist, Speaker, Author, & LCSW; Lipscomb University, Nurture House
3:45PM-4:45PM – “Trauma in the Classroom” – Dr. Mandy R. Hiles Howard, Professor, Samford University
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.
Paris Goodyear-Brown, LCSW, RPT-S, Nurture House
Dr. Mandy R. Hiles Howard, 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.
Trauma and Traumawise Care: Daren Jones + Amanda Purvis, Karen Purvis Institute of Child Development, TCU
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.
Regulation to Reason: Paris Goodyear-Brown, Nurture House
Trauma in the Classroom: Dr. Mandy R. Hiles Howard, Professor, Samford University
This workshop will focus on reframing students’ behaviors and recognizing that developmental factors contribute to behaviors. It will also identify concrete ways to empower, connect, and correct students in educational settings including how to teach self-regulation, proactively
practice social skills, and meet physiological needs.
1. Participants will be able to reframe students’ behaviors as survival strategies instead of willful disobedience and recognizing that developmental factors contribute to
2. Participants will be able to identify three concrete ways to empower, connect, and correct students in educational settings including how to teach self-regulation, proactively
practice social skills, and meet physiological needs.