We are pleased to offer this six-session course covering TBRI, Trust-Based Relational Intervention. Each session will cover a different topic, ranging from how the brain develops in a child living in trauma to parenting teenagers.
Each session is $10, which includes childcare and snacks. *Any adult is welcome to attend however, childcare is only available for regular, individual foster homes* You can come to just one of them or all of them, depending on what topics you’re interested in. We are offering a $10 discount if you sign up for all 6 sessions at once. Each session will start at 9:00am and end between 11:30am-1:30pm depending on the topic. You can earn anywhere from 2.5 to 4.5 CEUs per session with a total of 18.5 CEUs if you attend all six.
Dates, times and specific information for each session is listed below. You can sign up at Eventbrite.com for all six sessions here, or for individual sessions in the descriptions below.
Session 1, May 5 TBRI Overview 9:00am to 12:00pm
The Introductory session will explain the principles and concepts behind TBRI, a proven method for enriching the lives of at-risk, vulnerable children, adolescents and their families. The second part of the session will explore the impact of trauma on a developing brain and explains how fear, chronic stress and various types of trauma damage the structure, wiring and chemistry of the brain, putting the child at risk for a lifetime of social, learning and behavioral problems.
We will discover practical advice and tips for leading children of all ages – even teens – to new levels of healing through new and positive experiences and trusting relationships with consistently nurturing caregivers.
Session 2, May 19 Attachment 9:00am to 12:00pm
We will explore the critical role of attachment in a child’s development. Most of us think of attachment as a loving bond between parent and child. But, what happens if a child doesn’t get nurturing, consistent care from a loving parent early in life? Can a parent love a child or a child love a parent, but still not feel securely connected? And what are the consequences of insecure attachments? The insights and practical advice offered in this session can help any parent, especially those who care for children with histories of trauma.
Session 3, June 2 Trust-Based Parenting 9:00am to 1:30pm
This session offers in-depth training for parents of children with trauma-based behavioral issues. It is based on more than a decade of research and hands-on work with vulnerable children and their families. These ‘children from hard places’ have experienced abuse, neglect, abandonment and/or trauma in early development. Their survival behaviors can be confusing, frustrating and difficult to manage even for the most patient and loving parents.
Session 4, June 16 Sensory and Healthy Touch 9:00am to 11:30pm
The first half of this training will offer insight and understanding about sensory issues hat may make it difficult for a child to function at home and school. You will learn to recognize the difference between sensory problems and problem behaviors and how to help children overcome everyday struggles that hamper their success. The second half of the training will explore the importance of touch, particularly as a tool for promoting healing and developing deeper connections between parents and children.
Session 5, July 7 Playful Interaction 9:00am to 11:30pm
Play is central to a child’s well-being now and in the future. Through play, children learn to develop the social and emotional skills they need to succeed in life. This session outlines the importance of play and provides practical examples of playful interaction from the Institute of Child Development’s Hope Connection Camp.
Session 6, July 21 TBRI for Teens 9:00am to 12:00pm
Developing a trusting relationship with any teenager can be a challenge. For teenagers with traumatic backgrounds of abuse, neglect or broken homes, it’s especially challenging for both the teens and the adults who care for them.
We will follow a dozen youth, ages 11-18, and a dozen staffers throughout a four-day camp in Waco, TX. We will see the remarkable changes in the teens and the adults as they put TBRI into practice.
For more information please email Emily at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 479-353-0767. You can register for individual sessions on our Event page.