Trust-Based Relational Intervention® 

    classes and caregiver support

Trust-Based Relational Intervention® (TBRI®) is a trauma-informed program for all caregivers and professionals who work with children who "come from hard places." TBRI® is designed to meet the basic relationship and developmental needs of these children, and the needs of the adults who seek to help them heal, learn, and grow. 

These classes will:

  1. Provide an introduction and overview of Trust Based Relational Interventions®
  2. Explain and explore the three TBRI® core principles: Empowering, Connecting, and Correcting.  
  3. Provide participants with insight into the connection between a child’s trauma history and their long-term development.  
  4. Enhance understanding of how to interpret a child’s behaviors and respond in a manner that strengthens relationships and attachment. 
  5. Create a framework for the practical application of TBRI® concepts and strategies across settings.  

[Purvis, K., Cross, D.R, & Hurst, J.R. (2012)]

Course curriculum will consist of approximately 24 hours of training provided via a series of 4 full-day classes. All participants are encouraged to read The Connected Child (©2007, ISBN 978-0-07-147500-6) by Karyn Purvis, David Cross, and Wendy Sunshine before, during and after participation in TBRI classes.  Michaelle Maier, and Ken Summers will be facilitators. Please contact Michaelle Maier at (309) 533-8455 or mmaier@thebabyfold.org to register.  Classes are free, but space is limited and advance registration is required.    

References: Purvis, K., Cross, R.R., & Hurst, J.R. (2012). Trust-Based Relational Intervention: TBRI® Introduction and Overview [Instructor Workbook]. Fort Worth, TX: TCU Institute of Child Development.

WHEN: April 11, 18, 25 | May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 | June 6, 13

WHERE:  The Baby Fold, 5220 South 6th Street Road and will be held in training room suite 2100

TIME: 5:30pm to 7:00pm

*This class runs for 10 weeks. Please prepare to attend as many as possible.

*Please note childcare is not provided and this is an ADULT ONLY class


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