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TBRI Courts Training For Orleans Parish Juvenile Court

  • 08/03/2022
  • 8:30 AM - 3:45 PM
  • Crossroads NOLA, 5290 Canal Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70124
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TBRIÒ Courts Training

For Orleans Parish Juvenile Court

Date: Wednesday, August 3rd 

Time: 8:30am-3:45pm

Training Location:

Crossroads NOLA

5290 Canal Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70124


Food must be ordered, so no late registrations will be accepted.

CLE and CEU applications pending - 5 hours in-person training, no virtual option.

Introduction: The Louisiana Court Improvement Program, Pelican Center for Children and Families, and Crossroads NOLA in partnership with the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development is excited to offer an in-person TBRIÒ Courts Training for Orleans Parish Juvenile Court stakeholders on Wednesday, August 3rd. 

Description: Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRIÒ) is an attachment-based, trauma-informed, whole-child approach to meeting the needs of children and youth who have experienced early adversity, toxic stress, and/or relational trauma. The TBRI model was developed at Texas Christian University by Dr. Karyn Purvis and Dr. David Cross to address the effects of early adversity and relational trauma using three sets of principles: Connecting, Empowering, and Correcting. 

The TBRI Courts training will equip all courtroom participants with an overview of TBRI principles and provide specific examples of application in the legal setting. Our goal with the training is to help professionals in the judicial system understand the impact of trauma and how they can use TBRI to help disarm fear and meet the needs of families and children who appear in court. 

Target Audience: All East Baton Rouge Parish Juvenile Court stakeholders are invited to attend including, judges, attorneys, Department of Children and Family Services staff, court staff, CASA, and FINS staff.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand what stressful experiences constitute trauma
  • Understand trauma’s impact on the brain, body, biology, belief system, and behavior
  • Identify ways to use the TBRI Connecting, Empowering, and Correcting Principles within the courtroom setting


8:30am-9:00am        Sign-In

9:00am-10:15am      Welcome & Trauma and TBRI Overview

10:15am-10:30am    Break

10:30am-11:45am    Connecting in the Courtroom

11:45am-1:00pm      Lunch

1:00pm-2:15pm        Empowering in the Courtroom

2:15pm-2:30pm        Break

2:30pm-3:45pm        TBRI Correcting in the Courtroom  


Daren Jones, LMSW, Associate Director of Training and Consultation Services, Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development

Daren Jones is the Associate Director of Training and Consultation Services with the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development (KPICD). 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 Masters 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.

Kari Dady, JD, Consultant, Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development

Kari earned her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Montana and her Juris Doctor from the University of Washington School of Law. Following graduation, Kari served as an appellate law clerk at the Washington State Court of Appeals. Kari spent several years working as an appellate public defender in Seattle, Washington before transitioning to civil litigation. She worked with several Seattle law firms before returning to her beloved home state, Montana. After adopting and experiencing the life-changing power of Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI®) on a personal level, Kari shifted her career focus. Kari became a TBRI Practitioner in 2019 and worked with a non-profit in Montana to equip foster and adoptive families with TBRI tools. She joined the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development in 2021 and works on consulting projects across the globe. Kari lives in Missoula, Montana with her husband and four children.

Amanda Purvis, Consultant, Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development

Amanda Purvis is a consultant with the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development at Texas Christian University. As a consultant, Amanda’s main focus is instructing systems, organizations, and professionals working with children who have experienced trauma, in Trust-Based Relational Intervention (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, Colorado. She received her Master’s in Criminal Justice and Criminology from Texas Christian University. She began her career working in Child Protective Services as an intake worker. She then transitioned to foster care and postadoption 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, Colorado with her husband David and their five children, and two corgis. She enjoys gardening, hiking, and driving her children around to all of their activities and cheering from the sideline.

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