Tuesday, May 28, 2013

MCH staff attends TBRI Professional Training

Eight MCH staff members spent May 13-17 learning techniques and gaining in-depth knowledge of Trust-Based Relational Intervention. The purpose of the training in Fort Worth, hosted by the Institute of Child Development at Texas Christian University, was meant to “train the trainers” and prepare our staff members to share this knowledge with current and future MCH staff.  

“This training will allow us to sustain the program and equips our staff with the tools we need to be successful with training our own staff in TBRI methods,” said Moe Dozier, Vice President for Residential Services.

Throughout the week, attendees participated in nurture groups, practiced self regulation techniques, and worked with each other to make sure all were comfortable with teaching the methods. They also heard presentations led by TBRI developers Dr. Karyn Purvis and Dr. David Cross as well as others from TCU. Participants were given a manual and resource material that will guide them in training others in TBRI.

“The training was excellent. Every time you hear Dr. Purvis speak, you pick up a new detail or new technique. She is pretty amazing,” said Jeff Creel, MCH campus administrator.

MCH staff who attended were Jessica Butters, Stormy Cole, Jeff Creel, Lee Davis, Tasneem Rajan, Yolanda Rodriguez, John Warren and Lesley Williams. Our staff attended on scholarships provided by TCU.

“We want to thank TCU for this partnership. They have been very generous with their expertise and time. This is just another example of how this partnership is allowing us to serve our children and youth more effectively,” Dozier said.

Dr. Karyn Purvis

Dr. David Cross

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