In Episode 25, you will hear wisdom from Dr. Mandy Howard, Assistant Professor of Psychology at Samford University, who worked with Dr. Karyn Purvis at the TCU Institute of Child Development for several years.

In this week’s episode, Mandy talks with Kelly about:

  • The effects of trauma on children
  • How to care for children who have suffered trauma in their lives
  • The plasticity of the brain
  • Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) and how to use it to meet the needs of vulnerable children
  • How we can equip educators with strategies to teach kids from hard places and others who have suffered trauma in their lives
  • How to foster attachment with kids from hard places
  • The importance of caring for our caregivers

We’ll also hear about:

  • Phil’s and Kelly’s thoughts on the “Mail Bag” question about the need for more clarity in orphan care definitions
  • Advocates for orphaned and vulnerable children sharing their definitions of the term, “Orphan,” in our “Thoughts from the Field” segment
  • More from the soon-to-be-world-famous “Phil and Kelly Recommend” segment

Links from the show:

 TBRI on the web

Books mentioned on the show:


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