Tiffany is recognized as a Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI®) Practitioner after successfully completing the TBRI® Practitioner Training hosted by the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development at Texas Christian University (TCU.) Her interest in the intense training stemmed from her years as a foster and adoptive parent. She realized the children she was serving in her home had behaviors attributed to their trauma that were never addressed during her foster care training and wanted to give each child their best chance at healing. After hearing about the ability to use connection and empowerment as tools to relate to a child from a vulnerable place, and then learn the specific correcting tools to change behavior, she knew she had to pour herself into becoming an expert in the field. She now offers those skills to the next line of parents who answer the call to foster and adopt.
Throughout her journey, she has found the same parenting techniques have worked miracles for her biological child with ADHD and anxiety, extraordinary biological son, and on occasion has been known to TBRI her husband! She does not suggest the latter for the record.
Tiffany has both her bachelor's and master's degrees from Troy University where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. She actively serves as a board member of a non-profit in St. Augustine, Florida that serves single women and their children and senior women. She has four children, including an adoptive daughter through foster care, and remains an active foster parent.
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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.
TBRI® principles can begin changing behaviors immediately. The key is consistency and willingness on the caregiver's part to get out of his or her comfort zone to meet the needs of the child. These techniques are based on years of research and when implemented correctly can begin to bring joy back into a home quickly.