What is TBRI? 

Trust-Based Relational Intervention® is an attachment-based, trauma-informed intervention that is designed to meet the complex needs of vulnerable children. TBRI was developed by the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development (KP-ICD) to educate and equip caregivers with knowledge and skills that empower them to provide healing care for a child who has experienced trauma. Through a partnership with DCFS, Crossroads NOLA will be offering TBRI trainings statewide to all foster families. Families that have adopted or are providing care for a relative, case workers, and others involved in child welfare may also find these trainings beneficial.

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How can I learn more?

Crossroads NOLA will be hosting quarterly TBRI training sessions in each of the 9 DCFS regions around the state. Simulcast trainings will be open to the general public, with a focus on training and equipping foster parents.

Foster parents who attend are eligible to receive continuing education credits (2 hours per training session for foster parents).


  • Intro to Trust-Based Relational Intervention®: Abuse and neglect affect a child’s brain and behavior. This session is an overview of Trust-Based Relational Intervention®, a care-giving model designed to bring hope and healing to kids from hard places.
  • TBRI Connecting Principles: Some of the hardest work foster parents do is connecting to the children in their care. TBRI Connecting Principles give us a framework for connecting with children from a hard place. These principles are the foundation for correcting difficult or challenging behaviors.