Empowered to Connect Simulcast
April 3/4 (Johnson University Florida)
April 17/18, 2020 (Johnson University Tennessee)
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m
General Registration $20
12 Continuing Education Credits available, approved by NBCC, for additional $40 fee.
Participants will be able to:
–determine the early trauma factors which research has shown to contribute to complex developmental trauma.
–identify how their child’s (or a child they are working with) ability to attach may be impacted by trauma and how his/her fear-based behaviors may have been created by trauma.
–apply and use evidence-based TBRI techniques to address the complex needs of their children (or children they work with) to help them heal, attach, and resolve difficult behaviors.
Dr. Casey Call is the assistant director at the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development (KP ICD) and assistant professor of professional practice in the TCU department of psychology. She serves in various capacities at the Purvis Institute including research, training, and outreach connected to Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI). Casey also teaches, advises, and mentors TCU students in the undergraduate and graduate child development programs. Casey is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor and is a registered Circle of Security parent educator. She has also received training in Theraplay Level One and in scoring the Strange Situation Protocol.
Daren Jones is a training specialist with the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development (KP ICD) at TCU. As a 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 and counselor education at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, where he lives with his wife Katie Jones, daughter Ruby, and son Finn.
Sarah Mercado is a Training Specialist with the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development (KP ICD). As a training specialist, Sarah’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.
Sarah earned her bachelor’s degree from Sweet Briar College in Virginia. She began her career as a direct care staff working with adolescent boys living in a Residential Treatment Center. After serving there for several years, she shifted her focus to foster care, where she was regional director for a foster and adoption agency.
Sarah spent 20 years serving youth and families within residential and foster care settings as a direct-care worker and trainer before beginning her work with the Purvis Institute in May 2016. She lives near Austin, Texas with her husband and their two children.
ACEP Administrator for Johnson University: Emily Eisenhart, [email protected]. Johnson University has been approved as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, #3051. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Johnson University is solely responsible for all aspects of this program.