CCAI in Ft. Worth, Texas

TBRI Conference with Dr. Purvis and Dr. Cross

As part of a Show Hope Grant, CCAI sent two staff members to Texas Christian University’s Institute of Child Development for a weeklong training under Dr. Karyn Purvis and Dr. David Cross.  Judy Winger, CCAI’s Director of Adoptions, Heather Diaz, CCAI’s Post Adoption Specialist, and Cheri Van Winkle, a CCAI social worker, received over 100 hours of training in Trust Based Relational Intervention® (TBRI®).  TBRI® is a trauma informed intervention that has come out of over 15 years of research on foster and adopted children and the struggles they face with attachment and healing.  We are excited to begin to implement these strategies to help our families and adopted children!

For more information on TBRI®, check out TCU’s website at, or The Connected Child by Dr. Karyn Purvis and Dr. David Cross.