TRUST-BASED PARENTING: Creating Lasting Changes in Your Child’s Behavioris the latest DVD release from TCU’s Institute of Child Development. This new DVD is a must-have for adoptive and foster parents, as well as ministry leaders and professionals.

The Trust-Based Parenting DVD offers in-depth training for parents of children with trauma-based behavioral issues. The Trust-Based Relational Intervention® (TBRI®) is a unique intervention model created by developmental psychologists Dr. Karyn Purvis and Dr. David Cross, founders of the Institute of Child Development. It is based on more than a decade of research and hands-on work with vulnerable children and their families.

Dr. Purvis coined the phrase “children from hard places” to describe children who have experienced abuse, neglect, abandonment and/or trauma in early development. Their survival behaviors can be confusing, frustrating and difficult to manage even for the most patient and loving parents.

This nearly four-hour video features Drs. Purvis and Cross coaching families through real-life, problem-solving scenarios. They demonstrate proven, practical skills and strategies for applying TBRI principles (Empowering, Connecting and Correcting) to everyday life to build a stronger parent-child connection, which leads to better behavior. Parents from around the world praise TBRI for giving them hope in times of crisis and lifelong solutions that can benefit the entire family.

Click here to view the menu for the Trust-Based Parenting DVD. You can order this DVD as well as the other great DVDs from the Institute online at