A New United Way Initiative: Hope Train

Hope Train: A TBRI Initiative 

The “Hope Train” is a new United Way initiative that provides TBRI training to area schools, nonprofits, and government agencies. 

One of United Way’s focus areas is health. Our goal is to make sure that everyone, from birth through adulthood, has a healthy and whole lifestyle.

What Is TBRI?

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.

Last month, United Way of Gordon County had the opportunity to lead a Hope Train training at Sonoraville Elementary School. Staff learned about Trauma Informed Classrooms and how to implement Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) at their school. 

TBRI - Sonorville Elem.

We are grateful for the opportunity to train area educators in our community! If your organization would like to have United Way come and train your staff, or to learn more about our Hope Train initiative, please visit gordoncountyunitedway.org/hope