Trust Based Relational Intervention (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.
David and Colleen Little live in Prior Lake, Minnesota. They were on staff with The Navigators for 32 years, and in 2007, they adopted twin girls from Russia. Both Dave and Colleen have received training in the Trust Based Relational Intervention approach taught by Dr. Karyn Purvis from Texas Christian University; David has received the TBRI Educator training. They lead classes and seminars offering help, hope and healing to adoptive families in the Midwest, and also spend extensive time in the Ukraine and Russia training and coaching parents who are fostering and adopting children.