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Trust-Based Relational Intervention®

 

Trust-Based Relational Intervention®, or 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.

TBRI® Ambassador Organization

In February 2024, CASA of South Mississippi was recently inducted as a TBRI® Ambassador Organization by TCU’s
Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development (KPICD). TBRI® Ambassador Organizations are identified as key partners who have long-term relationships with the Purvis Institute and are furthering its mission at a systemic level using TBRI®.

Executive Director Chauvin said, “CASA of South Mississippi is honored to come alongside the Institute in a strategic way in the state. This formal partnership will propel the use of TBRI with the children & families who need it most.”

The partnership multiplies the work of both CASA of South Mississippi and KPICD. Dr. Danica Knight, Rees-Jones Director, said, “After a careful review, it’s clear to us that CASA of South Mississippi embodies and is committed to KPICD’s vision—to bring hope and healing to children around the world. They help to make this vision a reality by amplifying our impact and doing so with integrity, creativity, and tenacity.”

To learn more about KPICD and CASA of South Mississippi, visit child.tcu.edu and
casasouthms.org.

TBRI® Caregiver Training

Naomi Strawhorn, Victim Services Coordinator, provides ongoing TBRI training and support services to caregivers of children who have been abused or neglected. Training Classes include the following:

  • Introduction and Overview
  • Connecting Principles
  • Empowering Principles
  • Correcting Principles

Statewide TBRI® Implementation

In partnership with the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development, CASA of South Mississippi coordinates the statewide implementation of TBRI across multiple sectors including Youth Courts, juvenile justice, mental health professionals, educators, and child welfare.

These efforts include hosting monthly TBRI Practitioner online meetings, coordinating training for courts, providing statewide TBRI Training to CASA programs, hosting training events for practitioners, supporting ongoing modeling for partner organizations, developing TBRI in the Workplace model, and providing technical support for TBRI Practitioners.

An annual Train the Trainer event is also offered to provide ongoing training and support within the state. Please email naomi@casasouthms.org for more information.

Hope for the Journey Conference

CASA of South Mississippi assists with coordination of the Hope for the Journey Conference by providing collaborative TBRI® support and training. This conference is produced by Show Hope and hosted by Southern Christian Services.

For more information about this year’s event, please email mary@southernchristianservices.org

 

TBRI® in the Courts

TBRI® Practitioners Cynthia Chauvin (Executive Director) & Naomi Strawhorn (Victim Services Coordinator) offer court-level training sessions to assist with systemic trauma-informed care–not just for our children, but also for our inter-agency collaboration. Please contact cynthia@casasouthms.org for more information.

TBRI® in Schools

CASA of South Mississippi is proud to partner with the Hancock County School District to implement trauma-informed practice through listening, support, engagement, training, and ongoing coaching.

Email naomi@casasouthms.org for more information.