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Upcoming events

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

    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,



Past events

19 Sep 2019 25th Annual Infant Mental Health Conference
09 May 2019 Transforming Your Care for Substance-Exposed Babies ans Their Families
11 Oct 2018 24th Annual Infant Mental Health Conference
11 Sep 2018 The Pyramid Model in NH
22 Jun 2018 RESILIENCE: Movie Screening and Discussion
14 Sep 2017 23rd Annual Infant Mental Health Conference
14 Jun 2017 Evidence-Based Practice Focused on Infant and Young Child Attachment: A Review and Focus on Child-Parent Psychotherapy
08 Jun 2017 Infant and Early Childhood Milestones: Stages of Development
01 Jun 2017 Infant Brain Development: What Goes on in Their Little Heads?
08 Sep 2016 22nd Annual Infant Mental Health Conference
01 Jun 2016 Domestic Violence and it's Impact on Young Children
19 Apr 2016 Caring for Substance Exposed Infants and Their Families
22 Mar 2016 Domestic Violence and it's Impact on Young Children
13 Oct 2015 NHAIMH Board Meeting
24 Sep 2015 21st Annual Infant Mental Health Conference
08 Sep 2015 NHAIMH Board Meeting
11 Aug 2015 NHAIMH Board Meeting
14 Jul 2015 NHAIMH Board Meeting
09 Jun 2015 NHAIMH Board Meeting
20 May 2015 Promoting Life-Long Health
20 May 2015 Where Do Children's Minds Come From
12 May 2015 NHAIMH Board Meeting
13 Jan 2015 Everybody loves... BABIES
12 Nov 2014 Me, Myself and I: Brain Connection in the Early Years
29 Sep 2014 Parenting Journey Facilitator Training
11 Sep 2014 20th Annual Infant Mental Health Conference
09 May 2014 Assessing and Supporting Positive Parenting Behaviors: Using the KIPS and PICCOLO
08 May 2014 Children's Mental Health Awareness Day
14 Jan 2014 Is it Sensory Processing or is it Behavior?
26 Sep 2013 19th Annual Infant Mental Health Conference
08 Jan 2013 2012 Annual Meeting
20 Sep 2012 18th Annual Infant Mental Health Conference
04 Apr 2012 Early Childhood and Family Mental Health Competency Self-Assessment Training
16 Dec 2011 Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
01 Nov 2011 National Movement for America's Children
22 Sep 2011 17th Annual Infant Mental Health Conference
24 May 2011 NH Competencies for Young Children's Mental Health Forum
03 May 2011 Children's Mental Health Awareness Day
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