TBRI Training (Trust Based Relational Intervention)

TBRI Training (Trust Based Relational Intervention)

Tuesday, October 15
5:45 PM-8:45 PM
Wilson Hall D

What is TBRI?

TBRI is “designed to meet the basic relationship and developmental needs of children and youth from “hard paces”, as well as the needs of the adults who seek to help them heal, learn, and grow” (TBRI Overview, Karen Purvis Institute of Child Development, 2012, p. 3).  TBRI is based on 3 key sets of principles of connecting, empowering, and correcting to support the needs of children from hard places. These principles help parents, teachers, caregivers, counselors, or anyone who interacts with children that have suffered any kind of trauma to best meet the needs of the children in a loving, supportive manner. These practical tools can be used to help all children reach their highest potential.

Our trainer will be Dr. Pamela Kramer Ertel, an Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education at Middle TN State University. Prior to her time at MTSU, Dr. Kramer Ertel served as the Dean of the College of Education at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania where she also served as a Professor of Education for 18 years. Within her 40 years of teaching experience, Dr. Kramer Ertel has worked with children of all ages from infancy-college.

Dr. Kramer Ertel is a Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) Practitioner, trained at the Karen Purvis Institute of Child Development at Texas Christian University. She has a passion for adoption and is currently conducting research in finding ways to meet the needs of adoptive families.