It's our 15th year! Every year, we offer a conference free of charge to bring together resource parents, kinship caregivers and IDHW staff. This time is used to enhance the lives of our children in foster care by providing training opportunities while building support for everyone involved in that system while earning CEU's.
These conferences are made possible through the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare and Eastern Washington University-Idaho Child Welfare Research and Training Center who are dedicated to improving the lives of children in our communities and to work with and train resource parents in Idaho.
This year we have contracted with the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development at Texas Christian University to provide keynote presenters at each conference location.
Developed by the late Dr. Karyn Purvis and Dr. David Cross, Trust-Based Relational Intervention® or TBRI®, is the signature program of the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development at TCU. TBRI®is an attachment-based, trauma-informed intervention that is designed to meet the complex needs of vulnerable children. TBRI® uses empowering principles to address physical needs, connecting principles for attachment needs, and correcting principles to disarm fear-based behaviors. While the intervention is based on years of attachment, sensory processing, and neuroscience research, the heartbeat of TBRI® is connection.
Who is TBRI® designed for and who should use it?
TBRI® is designed for children from “hard places” such as abuse, neglect, and/or trauma. Because of their histories, it is often difficult for these children to trust the loving adults in their lives, which often results in perplexing behaviors. TBRI® offers practical tools for parents, caregivers, teachers, or anyone who works with children, to see the “whole child” in their care and help that child reach his highest potential.
More information on the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development or TBRI®
Space is limited to 150 people per location and priority will be given to resource families. Community Partners will be put on a waiting list and registration will be confirmed 10 days prior to the conference start if space is available.
| 9-10 am
||Registration & Vendors
| 10-11 am
||Welcome & What's New
| 11 am- 5:30 pm
||TBRI® Keynote Presentation
| 5:30-6 pm
||Networking & Vendors
| 6-8 pm
||Dinner & Youth Panel
| 8-8:30 am
|8:30-Noon|| TBRI® Breakouts
To find out if your family qualifies for assistance, please read below for more information, prior to registering.
Resource Families Agree to: