Trainings & Tools
Connected Families Project at MCH
Offering powerful, accessible tools to help strengthen families
Connected Families Project at Maine Children’s Home (MCH) shares trauma-focused and trust-based skills with caregivers to help create nurturing and supportive environments where children can thrive. This initiative offers trainings, resources, and support groups to parents, caregivers, educators, families, professionals, and communities who work with children.
The goals of Connected Families Project are to provide anyone who works with children a better understanding of the impact early childhood experiences have on the behavior and wellbeing of children, and to deepen connections between caregivers and their children.
Trainings and Services from Connected Families Project
- Trust-Based Relational Intervention® Caregiver Trainings
- Access to Hope for the Journey Conference (formerly Empowered to Connect Conference)
- Webinar trainings of TBRI® and Trauma-Informed Classrooms
- An eight-week program of Making Sense of Your
- Theraplay® activities are implemented in all programs at MCH
- In-person and virtual training on Building a Trauma-Informed Organization, School, or Community
- Other Resources
The Research Behind Connected Families Project
Trust-Based Relational Intervention®
The techniques, theories, and skills shared by Connected Families Project are heavily influenced by Dr. Karyn Purvis and Dr. David Cross’s work in Trust-Based Relational Intervention® (TBRI®) at the Karyn Purvis Institute for Child Development at Texas Christian University. TBRI® is a way of caring for children that is based on seeing the need behind a child’s behavior, and responding to that need in ways that build trust, attachment, and connection.
Learn more about TBRI® here.
There are no trainings available at this time.
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