Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI)

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Training Details

Event Dates and Timeframe
Friday, December 14 2018 - Break for lunch on your own
Friday, December 14, 2018 at 09:00 AM until 04:30 PM
Location and Delivery Method ( view map )
Delivery Method
Location Name
BP Energy Center
1014 Energy Court
State / Province
Zip / Postal Code
United States
Cost Range
To be determined

Host And Instructor

Alaska Center for Resource Families
Brenda Ursel

Training Overview Description

What is TBRI®?
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 it for and who should use it?
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 parents, caregivers, teachers, or anyone who works with children, to see the “whole child” in their care and help that child reach his highest potential.

Why use it?
Because of their histories, children from hard places have changes in their bodies, brains, behaviors, and belief systems. While a variety of parenting strategies may be successful in typical circumstances, children from hard places need caregiving that meets their unique needs and addresses the whole child.

Where is it used?
TBRI® is used in homes, residential treatment facilities, group homes, schools, camps, and international orphanages.

Event-specific Details

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.

Developmental Disabilities
Behavioral Health/Mental Illness
Autism Spectrum Disorders
All Housing
All Education K-12 & Postsecondary faculty, staff, and students
All Direct Support Services/Care Givers
All Developmental Disabilities
All Child Welfare
All Behavioral Health / Social

Registration Information

To Register: Call ACRF at 907-279-1799 or email