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Children from Hard Places: What Everyone Needs to Know

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Sunday, August 2, 2009

“Children from Hard Places.” This is the phrase used by Dr. Purvis and others to describe children that have experienced some type of abuse, neglect or trauma during their lives (including prenatal exposure to substances or high levels stress, difficult labor or birth before or medical trauma). Obviously, this phrase applies to most children who were adopted or spent time in foster care.

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Interview with Dr. Karyn Purvis on Think (KERA)

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Saturday, August 1, 2009

Listen to Dr. Purvis’ 2007 interview on Think (KERA) about her book, The Connected Child, and the interventions and practical approaches that have helped countless parents create healthy and healing connections with their children.

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Newsweek: When Adoption Goes Wrong

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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Most Americans who adopt children from other countries find joy. But others aren’t prepared for the risks—and may find themselves overwhelmed.

Pat Wingert of Newsweek takes a look at some of the often unfairly-told hardships Americans sometimes face when adopting. Read the full article on Newsweek’s website.

Dr. Purvis Lecture Series DVDs

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Friday, July 17, 2009

Our desire is to make available highly relevant information and resources through this site and to do so free of charge. However, occasionally we share with you great resources which are only available for purchase. Such is the case with Dr. Purvis’ Lecture Series DVDs. This DVD series contains footage from campus lectures given by Dr. Purvis and can be ordered online. The cost is $60 per DVD (or $250 for the complete set of five DVDs) plus shipping.