MCH brought families together during its fall 2014 Family Day on Friday, Oct. 3. Family Day is hosted twice a year for families of youth in our residential program to visit the campus. The fall event is held for the Waco campus at the Johnson Student Center, and the spring event is organized by each individual home unit.
“Family Day is an opportunity for parents or guardians to spend time with youth engaging in fun activities, experience campus life and learn Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) techniques and how they can use TBRI to positively impact their family,” said Jeff Creel, associate administrator for Waco campus.
TBRI is an intervention model for a wide range of childhood behavioral problems designed for children who have experienced relationship-based trauma. MCH has partnered with the Institute of Child Development at Texas Christian University to implement TBRI methods in our everyday care.
On Friday, families joined youth for the pep rally in the afternoon followed by bingo and board games at Johnson Student Center. Parents then attended a training session on the IDEAL response, a TBRI method for correcting a youth’s negative behavior. That evening, families were invited to attend the MCH football game versus Lometa.