The CMR North Children’s Centre has expanded their fostercare training by including the “Trust-Based Relational Intervention” program as part of their training program for foster parents.  

Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) is a therapeutic parenting method that trains foster parents to provide effective support and healing parenting to at-risk children.  This program was developed by Dr. K. B Purvis and Dr. D.R. Cross from the Institute of Child Development, Texas Christian University, USA.  At-risk children are children that have experienced complex developmental trauma and the CSC is daily confronted by these children “from hard places”. Professional intervention is extremely important, but therapists usually have only one hour a week to spend with an at-risk child.  It is therefore up to the foster parents, in whose care they spend the vast amount of hours, to provide stable, healing, nurturing and loving relationships where their relationship-based trauma can be resolved.  For more information about training dates etc  contact Minka Keesenberg at


About Helouise Steenkamp

I'm a 45 plus, Devoted Wife and Mother. Adonai has blessed us with two Amazingly Wonderful Sons. We have had the privilege of being Place of Safety parents for 1 1/2 years and there after foster parents to a Darling Princess for 5 years. She was reconciled with her biological parents in Dec'14. Our hearts are still aching from the loss, but we know that as we trust Adonai with our salvation, so we can trust Him with her future. We welcomed our new 4 year old foster child on 05JUN'15.
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