Our hard fought years of experience with our biological children with special needs, and both foster and adoptive children, led us to Trust-Based Relational Intervention® (TBRI). TBRI is an attachment-based, evidence-based, and trauma-informed intervention that is designed to meet the complex needs of vulnerable children. TBRI uses Empowering Principles to address physical needs, Connecting Principles for attachment needs, and Correcting Principles to disarm fear-based behaviors. When properly implemented in your home, it can promote deep healing by helping to bring renewed peace, calm and joy to your family and help each member of your household feel seen, heard and valued.
Our focus is to help parents, caregivers and their children learn to reconnect, be empowered and fall deeper in love with their families. We teach specific corrective behaviors to address the needs behind the behaviors. We want to help you become detectives with us to better understand your children and share evidence-based tools and techniques to bring calm and joy to your home.
We promise to listen, support, and love you and your children for the preciousness beneath their behaviors. We promise you will never be alone on this journey and you will always be free from judgement in our practice. Our stories can be hard and feel shameful and we need one another to walk this journey together. If you'll have us, we would be honored to be part of your village.
Dr. Karyn Purvis, Founder, Institute of Child Development
Tiffany consistently adds value to our foster and adoptive support groups each month and helps parents feel supported and heard. She is gifted in bringing a light approach to such serious topics. She loves children, adults and their biological families and is a refreshing voice of reason and wisdom as we walk through this journey together.
Tiffany is the first to recognize burnout in families and always finds time and a helping hand to jump in with her expertise and wisdom to allow parents to keep saying yes to foster care. Her knowledge of trauma and ability to work through hard behaviors with consistency and a gentle demeanor is unparalleled.
Tiffany is always the first to grab the newest research-based book to ensure she’s well informed about the science behind trauma so she can best help parents connect with their children and bring healing to their homes. I’ve seen her take a child who was struggling with incredibly inappropriate behaviors in the classroom and teach her coping mechanisms that have allowed her to thrive. Tiffany is direct and nurturing— it’s what makes her methods so effective for families from all walks of life.
It’s one thing to see the need and another to tackle it head on. Tiffany is fierce and she’s taking her knowledge of TBRI and putting it to use to empower parents and caregivers to promote deep healing in homes, churches and ultimately our communities. Tiffany is solutions-oriented, creative and professionally trained to treat children from vulnerable places as well as biological children like my own. She does this through sensory play, nurture groups and structured corrections, all with a focus on connection. Every parent needs this training to feel empowered and bring more joy and peace into their homes.
Any woman brave enough to bring 9 children into her home under the age of 10 and stay engaged and connected for a whole weekend is doing something right! Tiffany practices what she preaches. She falls in love with every child she meets, regardless of their behaviors, and her calm and predictable demeanor allows children and parents to quickly gain trust in her abilities. Tiffany is an asset to her community and continues to change the lives and trajectories of children across our area by sharing her love and belief of TBRI through her innovative parenting strategies.
Truthfully, when I first heard of TBRI years ago I was at a conference just to get my licensing hours to continue fostering. In true Tiffany fashion, she walked out of that training fired up to nurture and connect with our biological children differently and to change the landscape of foster and adoptive children across the world. The world! Tiffany has always had big goals and never quits. I've seen TBRI bring peace and understanding to our home and I'm proud my wife wants to bring the same to others-- it works and it's a true game changer.
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