Starting August 14th and running for eight Wednesday nights through October 2nd from 5:30 to 7:30pm, Twickenham will host a training series for Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI®).  Natalie Balch, the Director of Social Services for AGAPE, will teach the class.  TBRI is a trauma-informed approach designed to meet the needs of vulnerable children.  The guidance in the class will offer practical tools for caregivers or those serving children from hard places.  

TBRI is an attachment-based, trauma-informed intervention that is designed to meet the complex needs of vulnerable children.  Because of their histories, children from hard places have changes in their bodies, brains, behaviors, and belief systems. While a variety of parenting strategies may be successful in typical circumstances, children from hard places need care-giving that meets their unique needs and addresses the whole child. TBRI is designed for children from "hard places" and offers practical tools for parents, caregivers, teachers, or anyone who works with children, to see the "whole child" in their care and help that child reach his highest potential. While designed for children from hard places, TBRI  techniques are applicable and useful for anyone parenting or working with children. 

There is limited space, so please RSVP to Steve Crigger if you plan to attend.  We will offer childcare - if you need childcare during these sessions,  please include that information in your request to attend.  Cost for the training is $15/individual and $20/couple.  

We are promoting this as a community event.  If you are interested in helping with the logistics of serving those attending this class, please email Steve.

For more information on TBRI, email your questions to Adam Barney.