Trust-Based Relational Intervention: TRBI® Training Series - Day 3

Foster Care - Training
Thursday, May 26, 2022
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

A free Greater Minnesota virtual training for foster, relative and adoptive families in Alexandria, MN and surrounding areas.

Trust-Based Relational Intervention: TBRI® 3-Day Training Series

This is a 3-day training series:

  • Thursday, May 12th, 2022, 6:00-8:00pm
  • Thursday, May 19th, 2022, 6:00-8:00pm
  • Thursday, May 26th, 2022, 6:00-8:00pm

Participants may sign-up to receive a Family Resource Kit sent to your home following completion of this 3-day training series. Each Family Resource Kit will include recommended resources relevant to the training and a family gift card. 1 per household.

This 3-part evidenced-based intervention model addresses trauma responses in children and youth based on building trust and connection and supporting healthy responses.

Children thrive when they have a safe, trusting relationship with an adult. Children who have experienced trauma or toxic stress can exhibit complex social and emotional needs. Trauma is held in the body and can change neural pathways that impact emotional and chemical responses, behaviors and beliefs. This interactive, participatory series will offer practical tools to address ways these impacts can be healed with dedicated attention to the unique needs of each child.

Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI®) is based on addressing the physical needs of the child, attachment needs and addressing fear-based behaviors. It presents three principles mirrored to each area of need: Empowering Principles, Connecting Principles, and Correcting Principles.

This training is designed for adoptive, foster and kinship parents and caregivers. Following Day 1, participants will receive Day 2 and Day 3 session links.

Presenter: Ben Nesbitt, MSW, LICSW has close personal and professional connections to adoption. He has worked as an adoption social worker for seven years prior to switching to therapy in 2012. He has specialized in adoption, foster care and childhood trauma in his practice and has been a TBRI® practitioner since 2016. He co-owns a private group practice called West Central Counseling in Alexandria, MN. Areas of interest include attachment, adoption, foster care, family of origin experiences, parenting, relational connection, trauma and parent-child relationships.

Questions? Contact: Jodi Raidt, Statewide Program Manager, at or 612.499.5990.

This service is provided by funding made possible by the Minnesota Department of Human Services.