Fostering and Adopting can bring joy to you as a parent and joy to the child. The process of becoming a bonded family is not without pitfalls. There are many challenges that some parents are not ready or equipped for.
Understanding your child’s abuse history and how that abuse has affected him/her is imperative. Abuse affects the brain in very specific ways as well as a child’s emotions and cognitions. But there is hope! Healing is possible.
Trust Based Relational Intervention (T.B.R.I) is a care giver model for traumatized children that came from research done at the Karen Purvis Child Institute at TCU. This model is evidenced based and has been demonstrated to help heal the wounds and attachment issues of abused and neglected children.
I am a TBRI practitioner meaning I have been trained in TBRI and would love to share the concepts and the how-tos of TBRI. TBRI focuses on the specific needs of children from difficult places and helps their caretakers learn how to respond in ways to meet those needs and bring healing to these children and youth.
For more information on TBRI, go to YouTube.com and search for TBRI. You will find a great introduction to TBRI there.