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Trust-Based Relational Intervention
What is it?
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.
“When you connect to the heart of a child, everything is possible.”
– Dr. Karyn Purvis
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.
Liesl Einerson, LCSW
Liesl Einerson, LCSW works as the Program Coordinator for the Children’s Service Society. Liels has her Masters of Social Worker from UNC Chapel Hill and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Utah. She has worked extensively with birthparents, adoptees, and adoptive parents. She has worked as a post adoption therapist and has facilitated adoption education and support groups. She is a transracial adoptive sister and has experience with foster care, open adoption, special needs, international, transracial, and kinship adoption. Liels has a certificate in advanced therapy with foster and adoptive families and is a certified in Trust Based Relational Therapy by Dr. Karyn Purvis of The Connected Child. She has a passion for working with all who are touched by adoption.
Parent trainings will be offered the following Fridays from 9:00 -3:00:
Cedar City: January 20th https://cedarcityparents.eventbrite.com
Salt Lake: February 10th
Provo: February 24th
Price: March 10th
March 9th Satellite locations: Roosevelt - Ephraim - Moab - Blanding
Ogden: March 24
Lunch will be provided.
Please make arrangements for child care.
Registration is required by January 13th.
If you have questions, please contact your post adoption worker:
Angie Morrill 435-896-1263 or Gwen Fund 435-668-1952
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When & Where
The Adoption Exchange
The Adoption Exchange connects children who wait in foster care & families who adopt. We offer support for adoptive families throughout their journey to adopt; from the beginning of the process, well beyond finalization.