-TBRI® Practitioner

-Making Sense of Your Worth/Anchored Facilitator

"Jodi has been a Godsend. We truly believe that God placed her in our lives at just the right time to help us grow and change as parents. The biggest thing she did was constantly point us back to Jesus and truth. Our daughter is precious and beautiful and a child of God. We had lost sight of these things. We needed our hearts changed to help us help her." -Parent

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 and wanting to travel 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 & Making Sense of Your Worth/Anchored Facilitator with Halo Project in Oklahoma City. I 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 22 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.

Why Trust-Based Relational Intervention® and Making Sense of Your Worth/Anchored?

As a mom and 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 Making Sense of Your Worth/Anchored 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, hope and walking in their identity in Christ.

Making Sense of Your Worth/Anchored®

Halo Project -Oklahoma City, Oklahoma haloprojectkc.org

Self-Worth is the foundation of who you are as a human being. It plays a role in every decision you make and in every relationship you have. It helps sustain you through difficult times and helps you experience authentic joy and love! We will take a deep dive into helping you learn about the lies and messages you keep believing about yourself and that are preventing you from living out your worth in Christ. Come prepared with the courage to learn the truth about yourself...that you have immeasurable value and are so very precious and come with an openness for lasting change!


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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complex developmental trauma. Child & Youth Services, 34(4), 1-28.

Purvis, K. B., Cross, D. R., & Pennings, J. S. (2009). Trust-based

relational intervention: Interactive principles for adopted children with

special social-emotional needs. Journal of Humanistic Counseling,

Education, and Development, 48, 3-22.

Purvis, K. B., Parris, S. R., & Cross, D. R. (2011). Trust-based

relational intervention: Principles and practices. In Rosman, E. A.,

Johnson, C. E., & Callahan, N. M. (Eds.), Adoption factbook V (pp.

485-489). Alexandria, VA: National Council for Adoption.

Contact us by email at info@raivu.org to book Jodi for a speaking engagement or a coaching on trauma-informed care and identity/self-worth.