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Trust-based relational intervention®

What is TBRI?

Trust-Based Relational Intervention (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.


Who is TBRI for?

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 caregivers to see the “whole child” in their care and help that child reach his highest potential.

TBRI® Principles

Connecting Principles: Create connections that disarm fear, gain trust, and enhance learning.

Empowering Principles: Strengthen learning and regulation by meeting a child’s physical and environmental needs.

Correcting Principles: Shape beliefs and behaviors effectively, so children feel safe, protected, and empowered.

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TBRI® Caregiver Training consists of TBRI® Introduction and Overview Module that incorporates videos, discussion, and skills practice.

This 5-hour training is taught in a group format.

Training certificates are provided.

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