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Harris County TBRI® Collaborative

About TBRI®

Trust-Based Relational Intervention or TBRI® is an attachment-based, trauma-informed intervention designed to meet the complex needs of children who have experienced adversity, early harm, toxic stress, and/or trauma. This framework uses Empowering Principles to address physical needs, Connecting Principles for attachment needs, and Correcting Principles to disarm fear-based behaviors. While the intervention is based on years of attachment, sensory processing, and neuroscience research, the heartbeat of TBRI® is connection. TBRI® is used worldwide in homes, residential facilities, group homes, schools, camps, schools, juvenile justice facilities, courts, with survivors of sex trafficking, in faith communities, courts, with law enforcement, in clinical practices and beyond.

This 4-part training covers the entire TBRI® for Caregivers curriculum and equips participants with the tools needed to connect, empower and correct in their respective fields. The full training is made up of 4 sessions: 1) Introduction & Overview, 2) Connecting Principles, 3) Empowering Principles, and 4) Correcting Principles. 

Individuals must attend all 4 sessions to complete the full training and must attend an Introduction & Overview session prior to attending the other three sessions.

Time: 9am-3pm

Location: DePelchin Children’s Center (4950 Memorial Dr, Houston, TX 77007)

Cost: $10/session

Schedule: Sessions will take place the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month. The 1st Friday will always be an Introduction & Overview and the 3rd Friday will cycle through the three Principles. 

Dates: Listed under each registration link below for  2024. The deadline to register is the Wednesday before each session at 5 pm. 

If you need to schedule or make up a session from previous training, please contact Kathleen Cowie at

CEU Credit:  6 hours of CEU credits per session may be granted to participants and certificates will be issued upon completion of each session.

Introduction & Overview

Connecting Principles

Empowering Principles

Correcting Principles

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