TBRI Resources

Want to learn more about TBRI©  or Trust Based Relational Intervention?  TBRI was developed by Drs. Karyn Purvis and David Cross at The Child Development Institute  to offer a systematic way for families to lovingly parent children who come from hard places.  Using principles of connection, empowering, and correcting, TBRI offers a holistic approach to helping children heal from trauma and grow in your healing family. Below is a list of resources and videos available to help you start your learning. 


The Connected Child: Bringing Hope and Healing to Your Adoptive Family By Karyn Purvis and David Cross

No-Drama Discipline: The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind  By Daniel Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson

Online Course

TBRI ©  101: A Self Guided Course through Trust Based Relationships


You Tube Videos   

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Introduction and Overview  (Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development)

Introduction to TBRI   (1:06:38)

TBRI: An Overview: Putting the Pieces Together   (37:28)

Trust Based Parenting Preview  (11:22)

TBRI  Trust Based Relational Intervention  (3:16)

TBRI for Teens Preview (9:02)

Exploring the Concepts  (Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development)

Children from Hard Paces and the Brain Preview (10:32)

Children from Hard Places and the Brain: Chapter 1  (11:51)

Empowering, Connecting and Correcting Preview  (7:40)

Attachment: Why It Matters Preview  (8:06)

How Do I Handle Manipulation and Control  (7:19) 

How Do I Handle Lying  (7:18)

Engaging Food Battles (6:22)

The Impact of Fear  (4:05)

Setting Your Child Up To Succeed  (4:04)

Using Time In Instead of Time Out  (4:21)

Using TBRI in the Classroom- A Teacher’s Testimony  (2:47)


Insights and Gifts  (Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development)

Insight 1: Explore Your Expectations  4:00

Insight 2: Be Fully Present  3:00

Insight 3:  Provide Familiarity and Continuity   2:34

To View the Rest of the Insights and Gifts, go to: 7 Insights & 7 Gifts


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