TBRI® in the Home

When your child has experienced complex developmental trauma, your task as a parent is not only to parent your child but also to help them heal from their trauma history. Parenting within these day-to-day challenges can be overwhelming. No matter how many conferences, workshops, and break-out sessions you attend, it can still be difficult to transfer this knowledge and apply it to life at home with your family. This one-day intensive will put together all the pieces of Trust-Based Relational Intervention® (TBRI®), provide you with practical and concrete tools to use as a parent, and create space to problem-solve specific issues in your home and family.

Date: Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Check In: 7:30am – 8:30am
Intensive: 8:30am – 2:30pm

Location: Lake Pointe Church, Rockwall, Texas

Cost:  $99 (Non-Member), $59 (CAFO Member, Code Required)
10+ $94 (Non-Member), $54 (CAFO Member, Code Required)

  • Adoptive and Foster Parents

Jana Hunsley, MS, MA, LSW

Jana Hunsley works as a graduate research assistant at the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development while pursuing her PhD in experimental psychology at Texas Christian University. The focus of Jana’s work is on the adoptive family system – how each member of the family is affected by adoption and how to best support the entire family using TBRI®. Her interest in this work began when her family internationally adopted 7 children when she was a teenager. Prior to working at the Institute, Jana received her Master’s in Social Work at the University of Chicago and worked as a post-adoption therapist. She also has work experience in a variety of other settings with children who have experienced complex developmental trauma, including juvenile detention, residential care, therapeutic education, and foster care.  


Scott Watters, MS, LPC

Scott works as a Program Therapist for Arms of Hope at Boles Children Home, a residential care facility for children, teens, and families with single mothers. He specializes in providing therapeutic services to children, teens, and young adults who have experienced trauma. Scott also trains caregivers and social work staff in TBRI®. In 2007, Scott began his career working with children from hard places at Boles. Since then, he has served as training coordinator, nurture group leader, and camp coordinator. While serving in these roles, he earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from Texas A&M Commerce. Scott is passionate about helping children and youth from hard places reach their highest potential. In addition to his work experiences, Scott uses TBRI principles at home. In 2009, he and his wife Sarah adopted a sibling set of three: ages 7, 13, and 16.