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.

Caregivers Training

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. 

Caregivers Training is taught in AGAPE's training and family therapy room. For our summer training, information will be shared over ten weeks with each session consisting of 2 hours of training from 6:00 to 8:00 in the evening. 

TBRI Family Services
Benefits of TBRI


Fewer psychiatric & trauma symptoms


Lower stress hormone levels


Decreased behavioral & attention problems


Improved social relationships & attachment behaviors


Reduced caregiver stress

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. 

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PO Box 127

103 Mountain Brook Blvd. 

Madison, AL 35758

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