TBRI Resources (Trust Based Relational Intervention)

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

On Line Videos For videos less than 30 minutes long,

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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: Simplify Your Life 3:09

Insight 3: Provide Familiarity and Continuity 2:34

Insight 4: Be Fully Present 3:00

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

TBRI Tip Sheets (Developed By TBRI Trainer Brenda Ursel)

Healing Prenatal Trauma Part 1 and 2 June 2022

Trauma and the Unborn Child March 2022

TBRI in the Classroom November 2021

Upacking the IDEAL Response: I is for Immediate

Unpacking the IDEAL Response: D is for Direct

Unpacking the IDEAL Response: E is for Efficient

Unpacking the IDEAL Response: A is for Action Based

Unpacking the IDEAL Response: L is for Leveled at the Behavior

Liar, Liar Pants on Fire!

Responding to Aggressive and Violent Behavior

Sexualized Behavior

Redos are for Parents, Too!