Pearl Project Buddy Training , OcalaAug 08, 2021 10:53AM ● By Sheila Mahan
Based on years of research by Dr. Karyn Purvis, Dr. David Cross and their colleagues at Texas Christian University, trust-based relational intervention (TBRI) is an evidence-based, trauma-informed intervention. This attachment-rich intervention is designed to meet the unique needs of children that have experienced trauma. Those interested in serving as a Pearl Project Buddy are invited to come to the summer training 5:30 to 7 p.m., August 16, at Highlands Baptist Church, in Ocala. Volunteer opportunities are available through the year.
When children feel safe and know they have a voice, their survival behaviors: including lying, stealing and anger outbursts, are diminished. When TBRI is applied, caregivers spend less time stressfully putting out fires and more time joyfully engaging their children. As a result, these children that desperately needed a sense of self-worth begin to discover their value. While TBRI was designed for vulnerable children, parents often find this to be the best parenting philosophy for all children.