Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) – Caregiver Training

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Scientific Rating:
3
Promising Research Evidence
See scale of 1-5
Child Welfare System Relevance Level:
High
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About This Program

The information in this program outline is provided by the program representative and edited by the CEBC staff. Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) – Caregiver Training has been rated by the CEBC in the area of: Parent Training Programs that Address Behavior Problems in Children and Adolescents.

Target Population: Parents (e.g., birth parents, foster parents, kinship parents, adoptive parents, etc.) and caregivers of children who come from ‘hard places,’ such as maltreatment, abuse, neglect, multiple home placements, and violence

For parents/caregivers of children ages: 0 – 17

Brief Description

TBRI Caregiver Training is a group in-person parent training program. TBRI is a holistic approach that is multidisciplinary, flexible, and attachment-centered. It is a trauma-informed intervention that is specifically designed for parents and caregivers of children who come from ‘hard places,’ such as maltreatment, abuse, neglect, multiple home placements, and violence, but is an approach that can be used by parents and caregivers with all children. TBRI consists of three sets of harmonious principles: Connecting, Empowering, and Correcting. These principles can be used in homes (e.g., birth homes, foster homes, kinship homes, adoptive homes, etc.), schools, orphanages, residential treatment centers, and other environments. They are designed to be used by parents and caregivers with children and youth of all ages and risk levels. TBRI is based upon how optimal development should have occurred. By helping caregivers understand what should have happened in early development (including prenatal development), TBRI principles can be used by parents and caregivers to help guide children and youth back to their natural developmental trajectory.

Program Goals:

The goals of Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) – Caregiver Training are:

  • Help caregivers create an environment of physical, social, and psychological safety
  • Help caregivers recognize and meet children's physiological needs (e.g., hydration)
  • Help caregivers structure experiences to enhance emotional and behavioral self-regulation
  • Enhance caregivers' mindful awareness and mindful caregiving
  • Build and strengthen secure attachments between caregivers and children
  • Build and strengthen resilience in caregivers and children
  • Help caregivers master the use of proactive strategies for behavioral change
  • Help caregivers master the IDEAL Response (Immediate, Direct, Efficient, Active, Leveled at behavior, not child)
  • Help caregivers master Levels of Response (Playful, Structured, Calming, Protective)

Contact Information

Name: Casey Call, PhD
Agency/Affiliation: Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development,TCU
Website: child.tcu.edu/professionals/tbri-training
Email:
Phone: (817) 257-4283
Fax: (817) 257-0630

Date Research Evidence Last Reviewed by CEBC: June 2017

Date Program Content Last Reviewed by Program Staff: February 2017

Date Program Originally Loaded onto CEBC: June 2016