“When you connect to the heart of a child, everything is possible.”
– Dr. Karyn Purvis
Trust-Based Relational Intervention®
In February of 2018 we began exclusively utilizing a trauma informed care program developed at the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development at Texas Christian University called Trust-Based Relational Intervention®(TBRI). TBRI® is an attachment-based, 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.
All of our employees receive TBRI® training as a component of their new-hire orientation as well as monthly refresher training. Each month, our campus selects a specific skill from TBRI® to focus on as a way of implementing these concepts into the fabric of our environment here at Sunny Glen. While the intervention is based on years of attachment, sensory processing, and neuroscience research, the heartbeat of TBRI® is connection.
Along with meeting the physical and emotional needs of each child, we provide the opportunity for spiritual development and growth. Children benefit from learning about God and how God is their maker and God is love. If we can instill these precepts in their hearts early in life, our hope is that they develop a strong faith that will sustain them throughout the rest of their lives. We have weekly church services on our campus to provide our children with the opportunity to worship God in spirit and truth and to be inspired by learning about the relationship that God desires to have with each of them. Weekly bible studies are offered and we seek to foster an environment where our children can ask questions and grow in their knowledge of God and His Word.