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Archive for “Playful Interaction”

The IDEAL Response for Parents


Friday, October 30, 2009

Dr. Karyn Purvis explains the I.D.E.A.L. response for parents when dealing with their children in various situations, especially those involving poor choices or misbehavior by a child.

Healing Family Series DVDs


Friday, October 9, 2009

Dr. Purvis and the TCU Institute of Child Development are developing a new set of DVDs — the Healing Family Series. This series is a follow-on resource to the Institute’s existing Lecture Series DVDs, featuring lectures by Dr. Purvis on a wide range of topics.

When complete the Healing Families Series will include nine professionally produced educational DVDs enabling professionals, families and caregivers to develop skills in dealing with children from hard places. This DVD series will address basic elements of the Institute’s work and include topics such as Sensory Integration, Facilitating Behavioral Change, Parent-Child Attachment and Nutritional Neuroscience.

2009 Tapestry Adoption & Foster Care Conference


Monday, September 14, 2009

Tapestry, the adoption and foster care ministry at Irving Bible Church, will host its annual adoption and foster care conference on October 24, 2009, in Irving, Texas. As in past years, the conference will include a great line-up of practical breakout sessions that are highly relevant to adoptive and foster parents. This year’s conference sessions include topics such as the practical benefits of play, sensory processing issues, talking with children about the difficult realities of adoption and foster care as well as two sessions focused on older child adoption – just to name a few.

The Healing Power of Healthy Touch


Friday, August 21, 2009

I was recently interviewed on Think, a program on KERA (PBS). In this brief interview I talk about the importance and healing power of healthy touch for everyone, especially children from hard places. Visit http://video.kera.org/video/1208511389/program/1100712391 to view this interview.