Trust-Based Relational Intervention® (TBRI®) Therapeutic Camp

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About This Program

Target Population: Children and adolescents from 1 to 18 years of age who experience attachment disturbances due to maltreatment, abuse, neglect, multiple home placements, and violence

For children/adolescents ages: 1 – 18

For parents/caregivers of children ages: 1 – 18

Brief Description

TBRI® is a holistic approach that is multidisciplinary, flexible, attachment-centered, and challenging. It is a trauma-informed intervention that is specifically designed for children who come from ‘hard places,’ such as maltreatment, abuse, neglect, multiple home placements, and violence. TBRI® consists of three sets of harmonious principles: Connecting, Empowering, and Correcting. These principles have been used in homes, schools, orphanages, residential treatment centers and other environments. They are designed for use with children and youth of all ages and risk levels. By helping caregivers understand what should have happened in early development, TBRI® principles guide children and youth back to their natural developmental trajectory.

Program Goals:

The overall goals of Trust-Based Relational Intervention® (TBRI®) Therapeutic Camp are:

  • Create an environment of physical, social, and psychological safety
  • Recognize and meet children's physiological needs (e.g., hydration)
  • 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 ResponseTM (Playful, Structured, Calming, Protective)

Contact Information

Casey Call, PhD
Agency/Affiliation: Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development, TCU
Phone: (817) 257-7415
Fax: (817) 257-0603

Date Research Evidence Last Reviewed by CEBC: June 2014

Date Program Content Last Reviewed by Program Staff: February 2017

Date Program Originally Loaded onto CEBC: June 2014