Topic Support Group: TBRI Connected Parent Book Club - 10/09/23 - 10/30/23 - Webinar

October 9, 2023 to October 30, 2023

Join us for Book Club! The CaRES team leads you through a reading and discussion of The Connected Parent by Karyn Purvis and Lisa Qualls

Please acquire the book, "The Connected  Parent" by Karyn Purvis and Lisa Qualls, and read the Introduction and Part 1 prior to the first discussion.  The book can be found on Amazon and many local retailers. 

The Connected Parent 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:

Sherry Colomb-

Renee Siers-


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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: 
10/09/2023 - 6:00pm PDT
Event ends: 
10/30/2023 - 8:00pm PDT
United States

Renee Siers -

Reneé brings years of experience in working with families to her position with the Alliance. Currently she is involved in developing and training curriculum for special trainings around effects of trauma, children and youth along with attachment and family. She works as part of the Strive team, where she trains Family Time Navigators in the Strive curriculum to help parents have productive family time with their children. Reneé  coaches and mentors navigators helping them gain skills to use while working with families.

Attending the Advanced Standing MSW program at EWU, she did her practicum in the Adoptions unit of Child Welfare. She has always had a heart for families, but this experience deepened her desire to help people who have experienced trauma and her dedication to work in attachment. Becoming certified in Circle of Security and Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) has impacted many people she has worked with. If you ask her what the answer is, she will tell you “relationship.”

Her journey began many years ago when she and her husband Tom became foster parents. Over the years she and her husband have adopted four children, which has given them many opportunities to work with the Child Welfare system. It has also given her insight into struggles parents go through while trying to parent when parenting skills have not been modeled for them and they have been affected by trauma.

Reneé  feels fortunate to be able to work with such a great team at the Alliance since 2012.


Sharon Colomb -

Sherry Colomb is a Development and Facilitation Specialist working with the Caregiver Training Team. With a background in Elderly/Disabled Adult case management, Sherry’s interest in child welfare began with her decision to become foster parent in 2005. Training and support were essential in her personal journey as a foster and adoptive parent, and she now feels privileged to be able to support other caregivers in this way.

Sherry finds one of the most rewarding parts of her job to be the opportunity to share her passion for seeing families reunify, and watching caregivers catch the vision for the unique and powerful role they can play in this process.

With deep respect for the value of our caregiver’s time, Sherry strives to make the caregiver courses the Alliance develops and presents meaningful, engaging and easily utilized in the in- home environment.

In 2021 Sherry became a Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) ® Practitioner and is excited to be able to share TBRI Principles with the caregivers of Washington State.

Available Credit

  • 8.00 Participation
    Participants should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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This 4 part book club will meet: 

Monday, October  9, 2023:  6:00pm - 8:00pm.  
Monday, October 16, 2023: 6:00pm - 8:00pm.  
Monday, October 23, 2023: 6:00pm - 8:00pm.   
Monday, October 30, 2023: 6:00pm - 8:00pm.