Supportive Facilitated Discussion Group: TBRI Connected Child Book Club - 7/11/2022 - 8/1/2022 - Webinar

July 11, 2022 to August 1, 2022

Join us for Book Club! The CaRES team leads you through a reading and discussion of The Connected Child by Karyn Purvis and David Cross.
Please acquire the book, "The Connected Child" by Karyn Purvis and David Cross.
The book can be found on Amazon and many local retailers. 

The Connected Child will help you lovingly guide your children and bring renewed hope and restoration to your family.

We’ll dive into the meaning and topics of TBRI during the five weekly meetings, plus discuss new strategies for building connection and managing behaviors

The series includes...

  • The connection between what children have experienced, their struggle with difficult behaviors, and how we can move forward with connection.
  • Providing structure and a nurturing environment for children, which includes disarming fear and providing felt safety.
  • Nurturing while addressing challenging behaviors and strategies to make life easier during those challenges.
  • Brain chemistry and impact of trauma on the brain
  • Addressing your own needs, healing, and self-care as caregivers.

8 hours of training credit will be awarded to those who complete all 4 sessions of the book club.
This book club will be held on the zoom platform.

We look forward to having you join us!

If you have questions about the book club or technical issues logging onto the event please contact one of the facilitators:

Stephanie Rodrigues – 
Penny Michel -  

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 10.00 Participation
    Participants should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
07/11/2022 - 5:30pm PDT
Event ends: 
08/01/2022 - 7:30pm PDT

Penny Michel -

Penny Michel began her social work career in 1998 as a Child Care Licensor (Social Worker III) for the Office of Child Care Policy (OCCP). She worked two part-time licensor positions at the same time, one in Vancouver (Region 6) and one in Bremerton (Region 5). The following year, she was hired fulltime in Region 6 to license In-Home Childcare providers in the Mason and Gray’s Harbor areas. In 2001, Penny transferred to a social work position with the Office of Foster Care Licensing (OFCL) and worked as a Foster Care Licensor in Thurston Co. for 10 years. While in her position as a Licensor with OFCL, she was accepted into the University of Washington (UW) School of Social Work/Child Welfare Training and Advancement Program (CWTAP) and completed her Master of Social Work (MSW) in 2007.

In 2014, Penny accepted a position with the Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence as a Continuing Education Specialist. She is responsible for the development and monitoring of pre-licensing training for potential foster parents and for continuing education trainings for licensed foster parents, kinship care providers and community members.  

Stephanie Rodrigues -


Stephanieʼs interest in child welfare began with the adoption of her two children. She left a career in genetic research to obtain her Masters of Social Work, graduating from the University of Washington in 2008. Stephanie participated in the CWTAP program and completed practicums at Northwest Adoption Exchange and Childrenʼs Administration. At Childrenʼs Administration, Stephanie worked for seven years as a Children and Family Services, Social Worker. She began working for Childrenʼs Administration in King County and later in Grays Harbor County, where she has been for the last five years. Stephanie is a native of Grays Harbor County and is passionate about her community and helping families and children succeed.


Available Credit

  • 10.00 Participation
    Participants should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Please login or register to take this course.

This class is taught from 5:30 - 7:30 pm on July 11th, 18th, 25th and August 1st.