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  • 04 Feb 2020
  • 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Red Blazer 72 Manchester St. Concord, NH 03301


  • Members only
  • Members only
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NHAIMH Annual Celebration

February 4, 2020

Time 3:00pm – 7:00pm

Red Blazer, Concord NH

A Brief Introduction to Trust Based Relational Intervention, TBRI®

Presented by Catherine Meister, TBRI® Practitioner and Candace Abood, TBRI® Practitioner 

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 to meet attachment needs, and Correcting Principles to disarm fear-based behaviors.

The goals of this brief introduction:

• To outline the impact of a child’s history on their long-term development.

• To introduce a framework for practical intervention and application.

• To enhance understanding about how to interpret behavior and to respond appropriately.

Catherine Meister has a Master's in Human Behavior.  She has a special interest in complex developmental trauma.  She received training at the Karen Purvis Institute of Child Development at Texas Christian University and is recognized as a practitioner and educator for Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI). Catherine has worked in the field of adoption for over 15 years.  She has been worked for NH Division for Children Youth and Families for the last 13 years, primarily supervising adoption and post adoption services and programs. Catherine is the mother of seven children, four who joined the family through adoption. She recently started her own parent coaching and TBRI training company, Hope Vantage (hopevantage.org), to assist parents and organizations in meeting the needs of children with complex developmental trauma. 

Candace Abood is the Post Adoption Services Coordinator with the NH Division for Children, Youth and Families (DCYF). She also serves as adjunct faculty at Granite State College. Candace earned her Bachelor’s  in Psychology from the University of New Hampshire. She has over 18 years of professional experience working on behalf of children and families in New Hampshire. Candace has been working for DCYF for 14 years. She began her career as a family services worker. She transitioned to a permanency worker and then to post adoption services. Candace is a TBRI® Practitioner, TBRI® Educator, and Trauma Specialist for DCYF.

The above workshop is free to members, $10 for non-members and approved by AAMFT for 1.5 CEU

  Immediately following will be a reception (at no charge) followed by a short business meeting and presentation of the NHAIMH Award for Excellence.

Registration is required for the training and/or the business meeting.

For more information, contact NHAIMH at NHAIMH@gmail.com,



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