Being a parent is hard. It does not come with a manual, and we have to consistently change how we parent as kids grow and develop and new challenges come up.
Being a parent to kids from hard places is exponentially more challenging. Life experiences can make even a tiny toddler have extreme behaviors that disrupt all peace in a household and make you feel like you just can’t do it right.
When Terry and I became foster parents and later adoptive parents, we quickly learned that love alone does not help heal the trauma some of the kids had been through before they came to our home. Because of their histories, children who have experienced trauma have changes in their brains, behaviors, belief systems and even their bodies. Many traditional techniques will not work to help vulnerable children. Therefore many foster and adoptive parents find themselves lost, stressed, unsure and alone in trying to figure out how to deal with extreme behaviors.
When we felt that lost, God answered our prayers, and I came across a Raise the Future and the TBRI training they offer to all foster and adoptive parents in the state of Nevada (and other states). It was life-changing for us, our kids, and our home. We all learned to connect at a deeper level and heal together.
Last month we had the privilege to be chosen for testimony on how TBRI has changed our lives.
If anyone has any questions about TBRI and wants to connect with Raise the Future, just message me.
God Bless, Ana
What is TBRI?
“TBRI® is an attachment-based, trauma-informed intervention that is designed to meet the complex needs of vulnerable children. TBRI® uses Empowering Principles to address physical needs, Connecting Principles for attachment needs, and Correcting Principles to disarm fear-based behaviors. While the intervention is based on years of attachment, sensory processing, and neuroscience research, the heartbeat of TBRI® is connection.”