This week on the Waco campus, Dr. Karyn Purvis and Dr. David Cross from Texas Christian University (TCU) trained MCH staff from all campuses on Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI). Both Dr. Purvis and Dr. Cross teach at the Institute of Child Development at TCU.
According to TCU’s website, TBRI is based on a solid foundation of neuropsychological theory and research, tempered by humanitarian principals. It is a family-based intervention that is designed for children who have experienced relationship-based traumas such as institutionalization, multiple foster placements, maltreatment, and/or neglect.
This training will help equip our front-line staff to better meet the needs of children and youth in our care.
Here are some photos from the training the TCU team has done at the Home.