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TBRI Court Training - Sabine Parish

  • 05/19/2023
  • 9:00 AM - 2:15 PM
  • Project Celebration, Many, Louisiana
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Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development

Introduction: The Louisiana Court Improvement Program, Pelican Center for Children and Families and Crossroads NOLA are excited to offer an in-person TBRIÒ Courts Training for Sabine Parish Juvenile Court stakeholders in the 11th Judicial District on Friday, May 19th.

Description: Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRIÒ) is an attachment-based, trauma-informed, whole-child approach to meeting the needs of children and youth who have experienced early adversity, toxic stress, and/or relational trauma. The TBRI model was developed at Texas Christian University by Dr. Karyn Purvis and Dr. David Cross to address the effects of early adversity and relational trauma using three sets of principles: Connecting, Empowering, and Correcting. 

The TBRI Courts training will equip all courtroom participants with an overview of TBRI principles and provide specific examples of application in the legal setting. Our goal with the training is to help professionals in the judicial system understand the impact of trauma and how they can use TBRI to help disarm fear and meet the needs of families and children who appear in court. 

Target Audience: All Sabine Parish Juvenile Court stakeholders are invited to attend including, judges, attorneys, Department of Children and Family Services staff, court staff, CASA, and FINS staff.

Learning Objectives:

·         Understand what stressful experiences constitute trauma

·         Understand trauma’s impact on the brain, body, biology, belief system, and behavior

·         Identify ways to use the TBRI Connecting, Empowering, and Correcting Principles within the courtroom setting


  • Anna Palmer, Crossroads Executive Director and TBRI Trainer
  • Lucinda Miles, TBRI Trainer, Volunteers for Youth Justice


8:30am-9:00am        Sign-In

9:00am-10:15am      Welcome & Trauma and TBRI Overview  (1.25)

10:15am-10:30am    Break

10:30am-11:45am   Connecting in the Courtroom  (1.25

11:45am-1:00pm      Lunch

1:00pm-2:15pm        Empowering in the Courtroom  (1.25)

2:15pm-2:30pm        Break

2:30pm-3:45pm        TBRI Correcting in the Courtroom  (1.25)

3:45pm-4:00pm        Q&A (.25)

Total time requested for CLE approval:  5.25 hours

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