by Emmelie Pickett
Professionals and parents who are first learning about TBRI® often ask us, “Where do I start?” We’ve created numerous resources (many of them free!) to help anyone serving children from hard places develop a better understanding of Trust-Based Relational Intervention®. Here are ten of our favorites:
1. TBRI® Animate Video
This animated video answers the question, “What is TBRI®?” in just over 3 minutes. Start here for a simple overview of TBRI® and the importance of holistic, trauma-informed intervention.
2. The Connected Child
We’d be remiss if we didn’t mention our book, The Connected Child. This book was written with adoptive families in mind, but it’s concepts apply to all kinds of human relationships. Chapter 4 is available for free download on our website.
Trust-Based Parenting is the most comprehensive of our video resources. Spanning nearly four hours in length, this video gives practical TBRI® tips and real-life examples of dealing with difficult behaviors. We recommend watching this video by chapter in short sessions rather than watching the whole video in one sitting.
For someone who is brand new to TBRI®, this 37-minute video is a great place to start. Featuring footage from our most popular videos, this title is an excellent overview of TBRI® and gives a glimpse of our other Healing Families videos.
This hour lecture from Dr. Purvis gives the fundamentals of trauma and its impact on children. This introduction video also presents a summary of the TBRI® Principles and Strategies.
This article provides a comprehensive overview of TBRI® that includes scientific and anecdotal evidence of the intervention’s efficacy.
One of the most common questions we receive is, “Will TBRI® work on my teenager?” This video documents a TBRI® Summer Camp for teens and gives a fresh perspective on connecting with tough-to-reach teens.
This short guide can serve as an overview for a TBRI® novice, or a “cheat sheet” for an expert. Its color-coded, laminated pages make the guide both durable and easy to navigate.
Children who have experienced abuse, neglect, and/or trauma have dramatic differences in their brain chemistry. Professionals and parents alike find help in this easy-to-understand video that presents the complex subject of brain development in lay terms.
Our website is the hub of all of the resources mentioned on this post. You can also find information about our trainings and events.