Healing Children Through Trust and Relationships


Healing Children Through Trust and Relationships is part of an ongoing Lecture Series by Dr. Karyn Purvis, Director of the Institute of Child Development at Texas University.

In this nearly two-hour presentation, Dr. Purvis, a developmental psychologist, explains her research-based approach with children who come from what she calls “hard places.” These are children who have been exposed to drugs and alcohol in utero or suffered abuse, trauma or neglect early in life. She explains how harm during these critical stages of brain growth causes significant disruptions in a child’s development and behaviors and offers strategies to overcome these deficits.

Through research and years of experience with children throughout the world, Dr. Purvis offers a path of healing through a trust-based, relationship-based, holistic approach. She explains the principles and tactics for reconnecting with these children to meet their needs and help them reach their highest potential.

For additional resources, please visit www.child.tcu.edu

Author: TCU Institute of Child Development
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