In the Bible, Psalm 56:3 reads, “When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.” We at Clearview Girls Academy understand that being faced with seeking treatment is a fearful time. We want to be here for you in your time of need. For those of you who do choose our center, we are grateful that you have put your trust in us. This trust is not something we take lightly. The same principle of trust runs through all of our treatment options here, including trust-based relational intervention (TBRI).
TBRI is a relatively new offering in the world of psychotherapy. Though it is new, its efficacy has been shown to be overwhelmingly positive.
Here at Clearview Girls Academy, we are excited to be able to offer TBRI. It is yet another opportunity for us to help your daughter get on the best possible path to recovery. TBRI provides yet another way for us to help your daughter discover the amazing young woman she was always meant to become.
What Exactly Is TBRI?
The mechanism of TBRI is discussed in the journal Child and Youth Services. The authors explain how “Children and youth who have experienced foster care or orphanage-rearing have often experienced complex developmental trauma, demonstrating an interactive set of psychological and behavioral issues. TBRI is a therapeutic model that trains caregivers to provide effective support and treatment for at-risk children.”
This therapeutic model is one of the most effective ways to encourage at risk-youth struggling with their mental health to open up and discuss their issues and potential traumas. The model has a three-part approach, which consists of empowerment, connection, and lastly, correction. This approach helps girls to open up, relearn trust, and eventually begin to readjust their behavioral reactions to negative stimuli.
Empowered by Safety
The first aspect of empowerment can be encapsulated by the term “safe space.” For those students that have extensive childhood trauma, it is crucial that they feel safe. This includes a literal sense of feeling physically safe as well as an understanding that they are emotionally free to express themselves. Students must understand that they will not be judged.
The next two aspects of connection and correction are crucially administered in that order. It is “connection over correction.” We must first make an emotional connection with the student. A child in need of TBRI has most likely experienced toxic relationships that introduced the trauma they are now struggling with.
After a healthy connection is made, then the last phase of TBRI – correction – can take place. It’s important to understand that this process involves “redos” rather than reprimands. We use behavioral suggestion techniques to offer our students the ability to make new choices instead of correcting them by way of negative feedback.
Can TBRI Work for My Daughter?
You may be wondering: Can TBRI work for my daughter? Our honest answer is, potentially. Any treatment center that offers you an absolute “cure” or “guarantee” should be looked upon with skepticism. There is no black and white in the world of recovery, but there are well-respected efficacy results.
In continuation of our answer, we have seen exceptionally positive results since implementing TBRI at our center. If your daughter fits the characteristics of those who would benefit from TBRI, we are confident she has a very good chance of responding to the therapy. Of course, TBRI will also be integrated into the other offerings we have at Clearview Girls Academy. We offer a wide variety of holistic therapies that address the root causes of self-medication or mental health challenges.
How Clearview Girls Academy Utilizes TBRI
Here at Clearview Girls Academy, we take an individualized approach to all of our students. Like TBRI, this approach also has three principles. Those three principles are academic achievement, behavioral well-being, and spiritual growth.
If your daughter meets the criteria for receiving TBRI, that therapy will be integrated into her individualized treatment plan. It is also important to remember that TBRI is not a “quick fix,” and healing takes time. This is why we require a minimum of a 12-month stay for all of our students.
We do not try and rush any process here at Clearview Girls Academy. We utilize the tools and therapies the way they are meant to be administered for their greatest efficacy. We are not a “revolving door” treatment center. We work with our students, using every means available (including TBRI) until we get them on to the right path in life.
We understand that this can be a fearful time. Let us alleviate those fears. Our primary purpose is to help our students succeed. If you put your faith in us, we will do everything in our power to make that faith turn into an overwhelming success.
If your daughter is struggling with mental health issues, trust-based relational intervention (TBRI) therapy may be a very positive option for her. This is especially true if she has experienced any severe or prolonged periods of childhood trauma. TBRI is a three-part approach utilizing the concepts of empowerment, connection, and correction. These three principles are used in that specific order to better help a student open up, relearn trust, and eventually begin to readjust their behavior to negative stimuli. If you are seeking treatment options, we understand that you may be in a place of fear and anxiety. You are not alone. We can help. For more information, contact Clearview Girls Academy at (888) 796-5484.