Andrea's TBRI Training
Organized by: Krissy Fulton
Our son's Occupational Therapist, upon our request, applied for a scholarship to be trained in the Trust Based Relational Intervention model in Texas. (read more about TBRI below) As many of you may know, it's very difficult to find loving, pragmatic, research-driven help for our children from hard places. John and I both are convinced TBRI is a wonderful behavioral approach for our struggling son. Our lovely Occupational Therapist, who's been with us from day one of Teshome's diagnosis, stepped up and applied for a scholarship to be trained in TBRI. The scholarship committee chose her, among many MANY other applicants, and awarded her with a tuition scholarship.Now we hope to help her raise the money she needs for plane fare, hotel expenses, transportation, and food during her one week intensive. (There will be five modules of pre-training materials to be completed by every participant beginning 10 weeks prior to the on-site training.After she completes the pre-training course work she is required to attend a week long intensive in Texas) Will you please PLEASE help us send her to this training! I know not only will our family benefit but also families, churches and professionals all over the Treasure Valley! Thank you for your Consideration!
Developed by Dr. Karyn Purvis and Dr. David Cross at the TCU Institute of Child Development, Trust-Based Relational Interventions® (TBRI®) is an emerging intervention model for a wide range of childhood behavioral problems. It has been applied successfully in a variety of contexts, and with many children for whom numerous other interventions have failed (e.g., medications, cognitive-behavioral therapies.) TBRI® is based on a solid foundation of neuropsychological theory and research, tempered by humanitarian principles. It is a family-based intervention that is designed for children who have experienced relationship-based traumas such as institutionalization, multiple foster placements, maltreatment, and/or neglect. For the past ten years, Drs. Purvis and Cross have been implementing and evaluating TBRI® , and their strategies have proven extremely effective in creating healing environments for children who have come from “hard places.” The primary goal of our training is to present research-based interventions models for our professionals to help our at-risk children reach their full potential. Pragmatic and intensive application of research-driven intervention is the fundamental focus of this training, with the goal of empowering professionals to become healers for at-risk children on a micro and macro level. Our years of research and intervention have convinced us that much aberrant behavior is driven by fear. We have worked in the context of children’s camps, family camps, home programs, and residential treatment facilities applying these principles – and have seen dramatic successes by teaching professionals how to recognize and respond to fear states and how to proactively intervene utilizing the TBRI® Model.