LifeLetter – Summer 2016



The TBRI method could make positive long-term changes for residents and their children

LifeHouse’s residential housing program includes a social worker and counselor that the residents meet with weekly. These two work hand-in-hand with the house parents to provide a continuum of care with the girls during their stay.

Recently, the program staff has adopted a new method of working with the residents called Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI). TBRI provides a way to communicate and work with children/adults from hard places and traumatic backgrounds. Additionally, the model trains caregivers to provide effective support to the at-risk population and has been applied in orphanages, courts, residential treatment facilities, group homes, foster and adoptive homes, churches, and schools. It is a healing process that has proven to work and help build trust.

LifeHouse will continue to use “Love and Logic” parenting as a basic foundation for its program, but will also incorporate the TBRI method into the future.