About Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI)

“The frustration of a child’s desire to be loved as a person and to have his love accepted is the greatest trauma that a child can experience.”

–John Bradshaw, Homecoming


As a TBRI Practitioner, Patty uses principles of the TBRI model with the children and families that she serves.  Helping parents and other primary caregivers to find the special balance between providing structure in the home with appropriate levels of nurture, TBRI has been proven to help children who struggle to form and maintain healthy relationships with others, regulate their emotions, concentrate on and complete age-appropriate tasks and other issues.  Patty has permission from the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development to train the parents of the children she serves in the model. She periodically offers these trainings to groups.  Contact Patty if you would like her to make a presentation on TBRI to your group.  With special permission from the Institute she may be able to share this information with those outside the practice of DARE TO HOPE COUNSELING and CrossRoads Counseling Centers.

“Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) is a holistic approach that is multi-disciplinary, flexible, attachment-centered, and challenging.  It is an evidence-based, trauma-informed intervention that is specifically designed for children who come from hard places, such as maltreatment, abuse, neglect, multiple home placements and violence, but you’ll see that the principles apply to all children.  TBRI consists of three sets of harmonious principles:  Connecting, Empowering, and Correcting Principles.

TBRI principles have been used in homes, schools, residential facilities, orphanages, and other settings.  They are designed for use with children and youth of all ages and all risk levels.  TBRI is effective because it is founded in research and theory and is based upon how optimal development should have occurred.  By helping caregivers understand what should have happened in early development, TBRI principles guide children and youth back to their natural developmental trajectory.”

–Taken from p. 6 of the TBRI Practitioner Introduction & Overview Instructor Workbook


Patty Roosevelt, LCPC/LPC, NCC, Certified EMDR Therapist, TBRI Practitioner
101 McCrosky Professional Park, Columbia, IL 62236