Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI)

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Program/Intervention Name

Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI)


Attachment Interventions, Child Welfare Practice and Service Models, Trauma Treatment

Program/Intervention Description

An emerging intervention model for a wide range of childhood behavioral problems that is based on a foundation of neuropsychological theory and research, tempered by humanitarian principles. It is a family-based intervention that is designed for children who have experienced relationship-based traumas such as institutionalization, multiple foster placements, maltreatment, and/or neglect. Consists of three sets of harmonious principles: connecting, empowering, and correcting. These principles have been used at homes, schools, orphanages, residential treatment centers, and other environments. Helps caregivers understand what should have happened in early development while TBRI principles guide children and youth back to their natural developmental trajectory.

Intervention Target Population Identified (Age Group)

0-5, 6-12, 13-17

Program Goals/Outcomes

enhance 1) maternal sensitivity and responsiveness 2) the child

QIC Target Group

Both Target 1 and Target 2

QIC Adoption/Guardianship Relevance Levels

LEVEL 2: Adapted for Adoption or Guardianship

QIC level of Evidence

LEVEL 2: Supported by Research

Intervention Web Site/URL

Contact Person/Purveyor

Casey Call, PhD


Institute for Child Development at TCU

Contact Email

Contact Phone

(817) 257-7415

External Links (Registry/Other Catalog)