Graduation Year

2014

Location

Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

Start Date

12-4-2014 9:00 AM

End Date

12-4-2014 10:00 AM

Description

This study explored the relationship between Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) and treatment outcomes for adopted children participating in treatment services through The Baby Fold’s Adoption Preservation Program. Adopted children who have trauma histories may have their adoptions disrupted if they do not receive the proper therapy to improve their overall functioning (Purvis, Cross, & Pennings, 2009; Davis, 1999). This study investigates a new intervention, TBRI, and its impact on children with trauma histories who are receiving outpatient therapy at a local child welfare center. Specifically, this study examines whether family functioning and child functioning are improved after receiving the intervention for six months. Results are analyzed and discussed, the clinical implications of findings are highlighted, and directions for future research are identified.

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Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) for Adopted Children Receiving Therapy in an Outpatient Setting

Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

This study explored the relationship between Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) and treatment outcomes for adopted children participating in treatment services through The Baby Fold’s Adoption Preservation Program. Adopted children who have trauma histories may have their adoptions disrupted if they do not receive the proper therapy to improve their overall functioning (Purvis, Cross, & Pennings, 2009; Davis, 1999). This study investigates a new intervention, TBRI, and its impact on children with trauma histories who are receiving outpatient therapy at a local child welfare center. Specifically, this study examines whether family functioning and child functioning are improved after receiving the intervention for six months. Results are analyzed and discussed, the clinical implications of findings are highlighted, and directions for future research are identified.