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.
Correcting Principles: TBRI® has three goals for correcting: 1) Parents maintain connection with children (not disruptive to the relationship) 2) Children end the episode feeling content (not discouraged or shamed) and 3) Episode ends with behavioral change. The goal is real behavioral change, not simply stopping a behavior in the moment, but an understanding and mastery of important life skills. The goal of parenting is preparing your child to be a successful, independent, moral adult. We accomplish this goal through guidance and instruction, not through teaching fear and blind obedience. Beyond behavior change, the benefit of utilizing the TBRI® Correcting Principles is that it feels positive to parents and promotes a stronger parent-child bond.