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Foster Parent Training – Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) 2023 – Abilene, TX

Foster Parent Training Pre-Service Training at New Horizons

Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI)

As a foster parent, you will learn how to help the child or children in your care through the 3 principles of Trust-Based Relational Intervention – Connecting, Empowering, and Correcting.

New Horizons incorporates Trust-Based Relational Intervention to better connect and understand the children who have experienced abuse, neglect, or trauma. TBRI is a trauma-informed, attachment-based intervention therapy model designed to meet the complex needs of vulnerable children. Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) was developed by the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development at Texas Christian University.

Full Training is 2 days from 8:30AM – 5:30PM



Prior to attending foster parent preservice training, you will need to have a completed application submitted to New Horizons, completed initial background checks through DPS and DFPS, and had an initial tour of your home by a New Horizons employee.

If you have not completed these steps, please get in touch with us at to get started.