November 9, 2019 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Trauma Informed Practice
Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI®)


As Early Childhood educators we are responsible for the safety and protection of children and young people. We know that experiences of trauma and disadvantage impact on the brain development of young people, their interactions with adults and their capacity to learn.  Trauma leads to changes in the way a child’s brain develops and therefore has a lifelong impact, often manifesting itself in irregular behaviours as children who experience trauma are unable to regulate their emotions.


Overview of full day session
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. While the intervention is based on years of attachment, sensory processing, and neuroscience research, the heartbeat of TBRI® is connection.

This full training session will help you to understand different types of trauma and the impact these have on the developing child. Strategies will be taught that will enable you to interpret and manage behaviours whilst supporting the child to heal.



Dr Elspeth Stephenson
University of Tasmania (Launceston)


Dr Helen Yost
University of Tasmania (Launceston)


UTAS Newnham Campus
School of Education – Room A120 Science Lab
(room is located in Building A/ School of Education).


$45.00 plus GST includes (morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea)
Please advise dietary requirements at the time of booking.
Please Note: this event is limited to 25 participants- book early to avoid disappointment.