TBRI® Practitioner/Life Coach
Identity, Safety, Survival, Acceptance, Connection
Who I am?
I grew up in the small town of Coleman, Wisconsin. A good day for me is spent on the water in the warmth of a summer day; sitting near it, floating on it or playing in it all bring me joy. I love reading a good book or sketching in my drawing pad, beach side or in my room in my chair with the sun shining through the window. For as long as I can remember my artwork has been a part of my life journey. I am excited to see where God will take me with my gifting to create artwork and love on people at the same time.
I have an Associate degree from NWTC in Green Bay. I am a TBRI ® Practitioner with Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development, also am a certified Life Coach, volunteer with Parent to Parent of Wisconsin and completed the Empowered to Connect training with Show Hope. I am very honored to share everything I have learned in my 20 years of marriage to Corey Klepp, as a parent and working in youth ministry. I desire to help families grow stronger together and to live life with purpose.
I have laughed, cried, struggled and experienced joy, even when it seemed God was silent. I experienced a season many years ago just searching for more. It was in the song "Here I am" by Down Here I came to a place where I was willing to do anything God asked. With confidence, I can say that God has been faithful to me and my story. I am passionate about walking with youth and families to find their identity so they can live their purpose.
“Your role playing the various TBRI techniques for us during the training was very helpful. You have a good grasp on these parenting techniques and I can see you would be a wonderful parent coach. I can clearly see how these parenting techniques are beneficial for all kids, but especially those who come from hard places.” -Social Worker
I am blessed by to have Jodi walk with me on my life journey as a mentor. She speaks truth into my life in love, causing me to grow stronger in my relationship with others and God. I am becoming healthier by decisions I am learning to make. I am so very grateful for her ability to listen and understand how much real-life situations impact people as individuals. Her willingness to take the time to help me focus on maturing socially, emotionally and spiritually transform my life for the positive. -Kay
When I first met Jodi, I was so excited to start our adventure together. I had a feeling I was going to learn a lot from her, and I did. Jodi became a role-model in my life, and I did not have many at the time. I always look forward to meeting with her on our days, because we did really fun things, and I felt like I could tell Jodi anything. We played board games, went to the library, went strawberry picking, grabbed a coffee, and even went to a farm to see animals. The time I spent with Jodi was awesome, and she taught me and my sister so many life lessons, that we will always keep with us. -Kirsten
Having the support, the push and the drive for children to have a purpose in today's society, Raivu really gives these children that option. To have a leader that understands and has real-life situations to relate shows these kids that there is more to life than what you would expect. -Ken
Why Trust-Based Relational Intervention®?
As an adoptive mom, I understand what it is to feel completely ill-equipped in my capacity to parent. My husband Corey and I decided to provide a child who was waiting for a forever family a forever home. We decided once we met that child we would not turn back, no matter what we would be faced with.
In that journey, I have learned that LOVE is enough. My love was what he needed, but that LOVE needed to be in the way he needed it to feel safe and so he could trust. It's in that place of feeling confused and lost, I began searching for help. It is in that place that God brought me to a place of understanding that I first needed to be free from my story in order to be what the mom that my sweet little boy needed. It is in that place that The Holy Spirit spoke that he gave me "the least of these" to raise. It is in that shift God brought TBRI® and made it very evident to me that I needed to take everything that I have learned and teach and walk with families to help them find healing and hope.
What are the goals of Life Coaching?
I believe we are meant to live life relationally. In our time together we will focus our attention on the what are believed to be the core 4 developmental needs of every human being; physical, spiritual, social/emotional and educational. I also provide individualized TBRI® coaching to implement the 3- foundational principles of TBRI® Connecting, Empowering and Correcting into your life.
I stand by theses four character traits:
Honesty - Be truthful about who you are, and be willing to make positive changes.
Courage - Be willing to do the right thing, even though you are fearful at the time.
Commitment - Be devoted to living a life of integrity.
Service - Be willing to make sacrifices for the well-being of others.
I believe that these four character traits are the foundation to tackling any obstacle that is in front of you.
Parents, Grandparents, and Guardians,
I can offer my time and experience to help you understand the challenges you're facing, and offer tools to help guide you to a safe and productive relationship with your child.
Trust-Based Relational Intervention®
Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development child.tcu.edu
What is it?
TBRI® is an attachment-based, trauma-informed intervention that is designed to meet the complex needs of vulnerable children. TBRI® uses Empowering Principles to address physical needs, Connecting Principles for attachment needs, and Correcting Principles to disarm fear-based behaviors. While the intervention is based on years of attachment, sensory processing, and neuroscience research, the heartbeat of TBRI® is connection.
“When you connect to the heart of a child, everything is possible.”
– Dr. Karyn Purvis
Who is it for and who should use it?
TBRI® is designed for children from “hard places” such as abuse, neglect, and/or trauma. Because of their histories, it is often difficult for these children to trust the loving adults in their lives, which often results in perplexing behaviors. TBRI® offers practical tools for parents, caregivers, teachers, or anyone who works with children, to see the “whole child” in their care and help that child reach his highest potential.
Why use it?
Because of their histories, children from hard places have changes in their bodies, brains, behaviors, and belief systems. While a variety of parenting strategies may be successful in typical circumstances, children from hard places need caregiving that meets their unique needs and addresses the whole child.
Where is it used?
TBRI® is used in homes, residential treatment facilities, group homes, schools, camps, and international orphanages.
Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development child.tcu.edu
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Contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org to book Jodi for TBRI® Caregiver or Overview training, life coaching, for a nurture group or a public speaking engagement on the journey of Raivu For Kids and trauma informed care.