Topic Support Group: TBRI Connected Child Book Club - 09/11/23 - 10/02/23 - Webinar

September 11, 2023 to October 2, 2023

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 and read Chapter 1 and Chapter 2 prior to the first discussion.
The book can be found on Amazon and many local retailers. It is also on Audible. 

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 four 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. 

The day before the scheduled event, you will receive an email with the link to join 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 - 

Registration is required. Need help? Email 

Please include your name, phone number or email, and the course title in your request for assistance. 

Inscribirse para asistir a la clase es necesario. Si necesita ayuda favor mandar un correo electrónico a 

Por favor incluya su nombre, número de teléfono o dirección de su correo electrónico y agregue el nombre de la clase por la que está solicitando ayuda.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 8.00 Participation
    Participants should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
09/11/2023 - 5:30pm PDT
Event ends: 
10/02/2023 - 7:30pm PDT

Facilitator/ Contact
Penny Michel -

Penny Michel is a Development and Facilitation Specialist at the Alliance.  She is member of a team who is responsible for development and facilitation of pre-licensing and continuing education trainings for licensed caregivers, kinship caregivers, adoptive parents and community members.

She began her career in early childhood education and transitioned into the human services field.  This experience provided an opportunity to work in positions as a licensor for childcare and foster care.  She came to the Alliance in 2014 and became a Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) Practitioner in 2019.

She received her Masters of Social Work (MSW) from UW-Seattle and completed the process to become and Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LISCW.)

Her ideal self-care consists of Forest Bathing with her Dog Nation while they get their zoomies out and traveling with overweight luggage to faraway places to swim with the fishes.

Stephanie Rodrigues -

Stephanie Rodrigues is a member of the caregiver training team. She enjoys both developing curriculum for caregivers and delivering it in the classroom and online. The thing she loves most about working at the Alliance, is connecting with caregivers.

Stephanie joined the Alliance in 2015. After adding two children to her family through adoption, she left a career in genetic research to obtain her Masters of Social Work, graduating from the University of Washington in 2008. Following graduation Stephanie worked for seven years as a Children and Family Services, Social Worker, with Children’s Administration (now known as DCYF).

In 2019, Stephanie had the opportunity to become a Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) Practitioner. She is passionate about sharing TBRI with other caregivers.

Outside of work, Stephanie enjoy spending time with her spouse, children and grandchildren. Most recently this includes exploring the beautiful Northwest on her ebike.

Available Credit

  • 8.00 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 is a Monday night class and is 4 sessions 

Sept. 11, 2023 
Sept. 18, 2023 
Sept. 25, 2023 
Oct 2, 2023