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Nurture Group Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) Training

September 20 @ 6:00 pm 8:00 pm

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Course Description

TBRI®  is an attachment-based, trauma-informed intervention that is designed to meet the complex needs of vulnerable children who have experienced adversity, early harm, toxic stress and/or trauma. 

TBRI® uses Connecting Principles to provide for attachment needs, Empowering Principles to address physical needs, and Correcting Principles to disarm fear-based behaviors. The TBRI® Correcting Principles aid caregivers in dealing with maladaptive behaviors through two sets of strategies: Proactive Strategies and Responsive Strategies.

Proactive Strategies are designed to teach and allow children to practice social and behavioral skills through playful interactions. One way to teach these skills is through Nurture Groups (largely derived from Theraplay® for Groups). Nurture Groups are when a family gathers together for a fun, structured time of connection to learn and practice life skills together. Nurture Groups can be used as a family meeting once a week or the parts of a Nurture Group can be used in all forms of daily living. These groups teach the four skills necessary for meaningful relationships and provide opportunities for these skills to be practiced by children. These skills include the ability to give care, the ability to receive care, the ability to negotiate one’s needs, and the ability to maintain our autonomous selves. 

Nurture Groups involve 6 parts or activities that allow children to practice the Proactive Strategies in the context of play.

  • Part 1: The 3 Rules of Relationships
  • Part 2: Check-In
  • Part 3: Band-Aid Activity
  • Part 4: Life Skill Activity
  • Part 5: Feeding Activity
  • Part 6: Closing
  1. Participants will gain knowledge about the 6 parts of Nurture Groups and how to incorporate the activities into daily family life.
  2. Participants will understand the 4 skills necessary for close, meaningful relationships and secure attachment.
  3. Participants will learn how to proactively teach social and behavioral skills through play.
  4. Participants will experience a Nurture Group while building and strengthening the connection with their children.

Trainer Biography:
Candace Ramirez, J.D., TBRI® Practitioner provides TBRI® (Trust-Based Relational Intervention) training virtually and in person in East Bay, California. Originally from Las Vegas, she has years of experience serving as a Children’s Attorney for foster youth and is barred as a lawyer in Illinois and Nevada. Candace is passionate about attachment parenting and healing trauma. She is a wife and a new mother.

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