Safe & Secure TN supports participating collective organizations in implementing trauma responsive best practices through Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI®) training sessions, customized implementation support, and collaborative networking opportunities.

Creating systemic change requires collaboration between and across sectors within a community. SSTN Community Collectives are groups of organizations that are committed to providing trauma-informed care for the children and families of their community. These organizations work together to build a cohesive network of support for vulnerable children and families. 

“We are often siloed, in doing our own work.
Having a collective is really helpful. To have a group of people to problem solve with, share some of the highs and lows of the work that you’re doing and get feedback, can really be impactful.”

Jocelyn Lee, Community Advocate

What is TBRI®?

TBRI® is an attachment-based, trauma-informed intervention that is designed to meet the complex needs of children who have experienced trauma and chronic stress. TBRI® educates and equips caregivers with knowledge and skills that empower them to provide healing care for children. This intervention developed out of a strong research base of attachment theory, sensory processing, and neuroscience. However, the heartbeat of TBRI® is connection. In addition to successful use by families, TBRI® has been used in multiple settings to effect change, including intensive home programs, residential treatment centers, and schools.

Watch this video from the Karyn Purvis Institute for Child Development or visit here to learn more. 


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