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Trust Based Relational Intervention®

Foster Kinship hosts TBRI® Caregiver Training Series each month, alternating between online and in-person delivery.
TBRI®, short for Trust-Based Relational Intervention, is a well-founded approach that focuses on attachment, evidence-based techniques, and trauma-informed methods, specially designed to support vulnerable children with complex needs. The intervention incorporates Empowering Principles to address physical needs, Connecting Principles to foster attachment, and Correcting Principles to alleviate fear-based behaviors.
We offer both online and in-person options, so you can choose what suits you best. Our ultimate goal is to equip every family with the necessary tools for success in all their relationships. If you're curious and want to learn more about the training, don't hesitate to get in touch! 
We'd be delighted to provide you with more information on how you can be a part of this valuable training.

Contact our Practitioners!
Email Michelle to register for a 
class session.

Michelle Rupe

Michelle Rupe is a passionate child welfare professional who has been advocating for foster youth since she graduated with her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology in 2012. Michelle moved from Colorado in December of 2019 to be closer to her family who also live in Las Vegas.

She earned the title of a TBRI Practitioner in November of 2020 from the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development through Texas Christian University. Since this time, she is very passionate about TBRI (Trust-Based Relational Intervention) and believes that this is the change that is needed in the child welfare system as well as other systems in our communities.

Michelle works with families at the Kinship Training Institute and in the Child and Youth Program. She manages support groups and nurture groups to better connect caregivers with their children. She also looks forward to helping families better understand trauma and how this affects brain development.

Aine Monoghan

Born in Colorado, Aine graduated high school in Las Vegas. Her family began fostering three kids in 2018 and later adopted them in 2019. They went on to foster and adopt a 6-year-old boy in 2021. Currently, Aine’s family is still a foster resource. 

She is passionate about children and youth and is an advocate for youths’ mental health and pushes to empower children while they navigate their lives. Aine has years of experience working with and babysitting children, as she volunteered with Canyon Ridge Christian Church’s childcare program and helped her parents care for her younger siblings. She became a TBRI® Practitioner this year, and looks forward to using it to empower children from hard places.

Sasha Ritchie

Sasha started at Foster Kinship as an intern in 2017. She has a Bachelor's in Human Services with a focus on Child and Family Therapy and a Master's in Social Work specializing in clinical social work. She is passionate about helping children and families who seek support and resources. Her background consists of working in education, healthcare, and adoption recruitment.

Sasha manages the Kinship Training Institute for the kinship navigator program including the child welfare training program, TBRI® programming, and ongoing, enhanced caregiver emotional supports. She earned the certification of TBRI® Practitioner this year and looks forward to educating more people on its principles.
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