TBRI Our Model of Care

SJRC utilizes Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) as the primary program model for our programs. TBRI was developed by Dr. Karyn Purvis and Dr. David Cross at the Child Development Institute at Texas Christian University. It is an evidence-based model with over a decade of research behind it. TBRI is a holistic intervention that meets the needs of the whole child. It is an approach to caregiving that is developmentally respectful, responsive to trauma, and attachment-based. TBRI purports three principles are the foundation for working with kids from hard places – Connecting, Empowering, and Correcting.

Imagine a world where every child’s
need is met by a loving adult.