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“You Bet Your Boots!”: Treasuring the Legacy of Karyn Purvis on Her Birthday

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 “….a threefold cord is not quickly broken.Ecclesiastes 4:12



Today would have been Karyn Purvis’ 68th birthday, and we desire to honor her memory and work on this special day.  Though her life was cut short by cancer, her legacy will live on for many years through the wisdom, insight, and inspiration she instilled in adoptive parents and professionals around the world.  Foundational to her work was this concept, in her own words:  

In order to help our children heal, we must understand and address the differences in their brain, body, biology, and beliefs…Our children were harmed in relationship and they will experience healing through nurturing relationships.

We at America World rely heavily on the concepts and strategies taught to us by Dr. Purvis.  We believe she was “spot on” in understanding and addressing the needs of children from hard places. If you are not familiar with her work already, we encourage you to explore these resources:


Empowered to Connect 
Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development
The Conected Child 


We have many staff at America World who have been trained as TBRI® Practitioners by Karen Purvis and her associates, including many on our ACT Team who are standing by ready to help you.  Reach out to us today if you are in the midst of a struggle and need support or guidance.

ACT (Adoption Coaching and Training) is a ministry of America World Adoption designed to support families through training, support groups, and individualized coaching.  Explore ACT services on our website here, and reach out to us today for a free consultation to make a plan to meet your needs.

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