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Trust-Based Relational Intervention

Trust-Based Relational Intervention [TBRI] is an attachment based, trauma-informed approach designed to meet the needs of vulnerable children. It can be used by parents and caregivers with all children. 

Due to trauma, such as abuse and neglect, it is difficult for children to trust the adults in their lives. This often results in challenging behaviors.  TBRI offers practical tools for caregivers or those serving children from hard places.

Benefits of TBRI

Decreased behavioral and attention problems

Lower stress hormone levels for kids and reduced caregiver stress

Improved social relationships and attachment behaviors

Fewer psychiatric and trauma symptoms

Adult Students

TBRI Caregivers Training is a group, in-person parent training program. TBRI is a holistic approach that is multidisciplinary, flexible, and attachment centered.


TBRI consists of 3 sets of harmonious principles: Connecting, Empowering, and Correcting. They are designed to be used by parents and caregivers of children of all ages and risk levels. TBRI is based upon how optimal development should have occurred.


Click below to sign up for the next TBRI Caregivers Training in the Spring of 2023.


TBRI Family Services

While Caregivers Training is beneficial for all parents, it is most effective when paired with individualized family services. 


AGAPE has 4 TBRI Practitioners trained to facilitate twice monthly family Nurture Groups which will take place at AGAPE's office and:

  • identify target behaviors

  • create a plan tailored to the family's needs

  • provide family counseling and parent education


*these services are offered for families who are currently or have participated in TBRI Caregivers Training.