Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI®)
Our Response through Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI®): FOR THE CHILDREN trains its volunteers in the clinically proven TBRI® modality. TBRI® is an attachment-based, trauma-informed intervention that is designed to meet the complex needs of vulnerable children. TBRI® uses Empowering Principles to address physical needs, Connecting Principles for attachment needs, and Correcting Principles to disarm fear-based behaviors. While the intervention is based on years of attachment, sensory processing, and neuroscience research, the heartbeat of TBRI® is connection.
Our response through Mentoring: Outcomes from victims of family induced child trauma is daunting. Yet in a landmark 1990 study, the Centers for Disease control showed that treating and sustaining safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments for all children and families can help all children reach their full potential. FOR THE CHILDREN realizes that creating such mentoring environments is a process. A process for growth that percolates over time and multiple experiences of trust, fun and hope. Mentoring builds a relationship layer, upon layer. It provides a child with the freedom to explore life, to practice skills and to experience a model of living that can guide their future. A Mentor can focus on that one child and go where they want to go, do what they want to do and be who they need as they discover the child’s gifting’s and purpose.
Our response through Camp: Trauma causes layers negative experiences like links in a chain. A chain that can eventually bind a child to a hopeless view of themselves, their family and their future. Camp is not magical, but it is transformational. The act of going away for 5 days allows children to experience different surroundings, different friends and different supervision. It allows their head and heart and soul to think differently, receive differently, and believe differently.