Trust Based-Relational Intervention (TBRI) Caregiver Training 2021

Parents, Ministry workers, Teachers, Social Workers, Childcare providers, and anyone who intersects with people who have experienced trauma, we invite you to our TBRI® Caregiver Training Series!

TBRI® is a holistic approach that is multi-disciplinary, flexible, attachment-centered, trauma-informed intervention that is designed to meet the complex needs of children and adults who have experienced developmental adversity, such as maltreatment, abuse, neglect, multiple home placements, and violence.

TBRI® uses connecting principles for attachment needs, empowering principles to address physical needs, and correcting principles to disarm fear-based behaviors. The principles are designed for use with children and youth of all ages and all risk levels.

Each eight-hour class offers in-depth training for caregivers of children with trauma-based behavioral issues. The class will introduce caregivers to the research and methods developed by Dr. Karyn Purvis and her colleague Dr. David Cross, the founders of the Institute of Child Development at Texas Christian University. Dr. Purvis has coined the phrase “children from hard places” to describe children who have experienced abuse, neglect, abandonment and/or trauma in early development. The class will use the Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) through problem-solving scenarios to provide practical skills to caregivers so they can build a stronger caregiver-child connection, which leads to better behavior. Offered by OC United TBRI® Practitioners (Renae M. Dupuis, Casey K. Clark, Stacie MacDonald, Brandon Morales, Caleb Parker, Gaby Garcia, Daniel Ramos, and Fernanda Santisteban).

Sessions are $15 each, with a discount for group registrations. Scholarships are available.

Classes take place Online via Zoom or Onsite (please note options next to the dates). Zoom link and room locations will be sent the week of the training.

Please see a description of each session and register soon to save your spot!


Session #A – TBRI Skills Lab

Saturday, July 31 – 9am-5pm (online)
–or–
Saturday, July 31 – 9am-5pm (onsite)

Join us for a practical skills lab, where parents bring their toughest issues and questions about TBRI application to seasoned TBRI practitioners to practice and hone their skills!


Session #B – TBRI Skills Lab

Saturday, November 20 – 9am-5pm (onsite)

Join us for a practical skills lab, where parents bring their toughest issues and questions about TBRI application to seasoned TBRI practitioners to practice and hone their skills!

Session #1 – TBRI Introduction & Overview

Saturday, July 17 – 9am-5pm (online)

As an overview, this will:

  • Lay the foundation for understanding the impact of a child’s history on their long-term development
  • Create a framework for practical intervention and application
  • Enhance participant understanding of how to interpret behavior and respond appropriately.

Session #2 – Empowering Principles

Saturday, August 21 – 9am-5pm (onsite)

This session focuses on addressing physical needs and will:

  • Enhance participant understanding about physiological/internal roots of children’s behavior
  • Provide tools for making the environment feel safe and predictable
  • Address the practice of meeting sensory needs
  • Create a bridge between theory and application of principles.

Session #3 – Connecting Principles

Saturday, September 18 – 9am-5pm (onsite or online)

This session focuses on addressing attachment needs, and will help participants to:

  • Gain knowledge and insight about what secure attachment looks like between children and caregivers
  • Learn helpful ways to build connection with children who do not have secure attachment
  • Understand the impact of attachment history on behavior
  • Gain insight and awareness of how one’s own attachment style influences the way we care for children
  • Learn appropriate proactive strategies to empower children with behavioral tools

Session #1 – TBRI Introduction & Overview

Saturday, September 18 – 9am-5pm (online)

As an overview, this will:

  • Lay the foundation for understanding the impact of a child’s history on their long-term development
  • Create a framework for practical intervention and application
  • Enhance participant understanding of how to interpret behavior and respond appropriately.

Session #4 – Correcting Principles

Saturday, October 16 – 9am-5pm (onsite)

This session focuses on addressing fear-based behaviors and will:

  • Lay the foundation for understanding how to balance structure and nurture during interactions with children
  • Enhance understanding of the TBRI IDEAL Response and Levels of Response
  • Communicate that, after behavioral episodes, children should:
    • Be Content
    • Feel Connected to their caregiver
    • Have Changed behavior