Renae Dupuis

Renae M. Dupuis M.Div. R-HYI, R-TSHYI,

Renae is a teacher, speaker, writer, and advocate in Southern California and a Regional Training Specialist for the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development (KP ICD) at TCU.

As an adoptive parent of two children with complex developmental trauma, Renae experienced first-hand the significant impact of TBRI (Trust-Based Relational Intervention) on the healing journey during her time as an Intensive Treatment Foster Parent. In 2015, Renae joined OC United and developed the RESPITE (Resources, Education, & Support for Parents | Interventions for Trauma-Sensitive Environments) Program at OC United, providing healing opportunities for individuals, families, and communities who have experienced individual and collective trauma. While serving as the Director of Trauma and Whole-Person care at OC United, she has developed a library of compassion expansion and self-care tools. She has mentors graduate and undergraduate students from Cal State Fullerton, Hope International, Chapman University, Vanguard, Baylor, and Biola as the Field Instructor for OC United’s Internship Program.

Renae completed her Masters in Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary in 2013 and is a Trainer/Facilitator for: Empowered to Connect, ACE Interface, Living Compass Community Wellness, and Making Sense of Your Worth. As Chaplain at CHOC Children’s Hospital, she was on the Trauma response team, and is a Steering Committee member of the Orange County Trauma-Informed Network of Care, developing a robust community network of referral and buffering systems to reduce the impact of Adverse Childhood and Community Experiences.

Renae joined the Purvis Institute in 2021 and loves to visit other places but calls Southern California home, where she resides with her husband (who is also a TBRI Practitioner) and her two teenage daughters.