Institute creates DVD series to help adopting families
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November, 2009

When psychologists Karyn Purvis and David Cross were approached by adoptive parents who had concerns about their childrens' transitions into their new families, they decided that the consequences of ignoring their pleas were too great to remain inactive. The following summer they started Hope Connection, a camp to create an environment where they could observe and research adopted, neglected, at-risk and traumatized children.

Their findings at Hope Connection prompted the creation of the TCU Institute on Child Development's video series "Healing Families." The institute released their second DVD, "Playful Interaction," at the beginning of September.

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