Play And Learn Group©

Family TBRI® Skills Mastery

  • Boise, Idaho, and surrounding area

  • Learn TBRI® skills through Family Learn and Play curriculum

  • Led by a TBRI® educator/ACPI parent coach

Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI®) is a therapeutic model that trains caregivers to provide effective support and treatment for at-risk children (Purvis, et al, 2013).  Unfortunately, much of the training is often provided through videos or counseling services and often results in a knowledge base without a practiced skill set to carry into the home. In response to difficulty parents have gaining essential TBRI® skills.

Through playful learning, children and parents develop a skill set to draw on when it is necessary to negotiate needs and correct behaviors. As a result, parents can more effectively utilize TBRI® to create a healing environment.

I offer the Family Play and Learn Group© (TBRI® skills mastery) in weekly hour and a half sessions. During 8 weeks, essential skills of empowerment, connection and correction, three key principles of TBRI®, will be taught and practiced through structured play activities.  Weekly goals will be defined for both the parent and child to integrate into daily activities.

The Family Play and Learn Group sessions are structured so that parents and child are led by a trained TBRI® Educator. Learning occurs through play in a safe environment during intentional and structured activities.  Parents are able to experience real time opportunities to watch TBRI® in action as the TBRI© Educator leads and demonstrates.  As for the child, play is a natural way to learn new ways to interact.  Play is children's way of exploring the world, communicating deep feelings, and get close to those they care about, working through stressful situations (Cohen, n.d.).  Providing in home service additionally creates safety for families.  Learning new skills in a familiar setting allows the TBRI® Educator to create necessary safety for learning. The shared parent-child experience gives the family common language and allows for experiential learning through play connecting knowledge gained in other learning environments to the home setting. 

If the family chooses to continue after 8 weeks, new activities will be used to review and strengthen the parents’ TBRI skills. 


Purvis, K. B., Cross, D. R., Dansereau, D. F., & Parris, S. R. (2013, October). Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI): A Systemic Approach to Complex Developmental Trauma. Retrieved January 24, 2017, from

 Playful Parenting by Lawrence J. Cohen, PhD. (n.d.). Retrieved January 24, 2017, from


TBRI® Family Play And Learn Box Subscription

  • Learn TBRI® skills through family play group on your schedule

  • Unique monthly box delivered based on Family Learn and Play curriculum

  • Detailed curriculum and supplies provided from a TBRI® educator/ACPI parent coach

A unique approach to bringing TBRI into your home.  You can move at your pace and integrate TBRI lessons into your home with intention.