CASA Case Supervisor Receives TBRI® Practitioner Certification
By Alli Stephens
CASA Child Advocates of Montgomery County is pleased to congratulate Case Supervisor, Marilyn McQueeney on her recent certification as a TBRI® Practitioner by the Karen Purvis Institute of Childhood Development. Marilyn completed five units of online coursework followed by five days of on-site, intensive training that focuses on application and implementation of TBRI® to receive this prestigious certification.
Trust-Based Relational intervention (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” in children.
The TBRI® Practitioner training is intended for practitioners who want to learn about TBRI® and use it within their professional capacity (e.g., therapists, caseworkers, foster and adoption care specialists, occupational therapists, medical professionals, counselors, CASA representatives, early childhood & development specialists). This core training experience is designed to prepare practitioners for working with children from hard places and their families.
“For children who have experienced trauma, their brains have become wired differently,” Marilyn explains, “They lack the instinct to trust and naturally resort to fear, flight, or fight when stressed or upset.” Marilyn continues, “With the right interactions and situations where trust is built, there is renewed hope to heal these children and give them brighter futures.”
As a TBRI®
Practitioner, Marilyn will be able to apply TBRI®
principles and strategies within CASA to train Advocates. The first TBRI® Training for Advocates is scheduled for Friday, August 18, 2017 (location and hours TBD). For more information about TBRI® or the upcoming training, please contact Marilyn McQueeney at Marilyn@CASASpeaks4Kids.com
or (936) 441-5437, ext. 204.