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Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI)

Thornwell has several Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) practitioners who work in different areas of the ministry. TBRI is an attachment-based, trauma-informed framework.  TBRI is designed to address a child’s physical needs and attachment needs and disarm fear-based behaviors.  TBRI has connection as the basis by which healing becomes possible.  Children who have experienced adversity, early childhood trauma, or possibly a disruption in caregiving may need a different approach to help them thrive.  Adverse events that a child experiences change a child’s brain, body, behavior, and belief system.

TBRI is used in our residential, Building Families, and foster care programs and can be implemented in many different ways. Thornwell uses TBRI to train staff so they feel confident working with children and families using the framework.

To connect with a thought leader in Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI), contact Thornwell’s Media Relations Team below.


Addie Sheek

Director of Marketing and Communications

Boe Baker

Content Development Manager

Kaley Lindquist

Program Marketing and Recruitment Specialist

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