Why Hope Street?
Every child is precious.
Hope Street equips ALL who touch the lives of children with what they need,
so they can give children what they need.
Every child should feel precious, loved & safe.
“When individuals, families and communities experience trauma that goes unresolved, it can interfere with trust in relationships. By understanding trauma and its impact, shifting the mindset from
“What’s the matter with you?” to
“What happened in your story?”,
exploring pathways to resolving trauma and developing everyday trauma-informed responses and connections will strengthen and support individual and community resilience.”
Hope Street provides a deep understanding of the impact of unresolved trauma and Positive & Adverse Childhood Experiences (PACEs) on Jacksonville’s most vulnerable children through TBRI®’s Connecting, Empowering and Correcting Principles to promote healing and resilience, thereby increasing child wellbeing and strengthening family and community connections.
TBRI® Training & Coaching
Hope & Healing JAX Lead Agency
Trauma Informed Care Frameworks for Schools & Organizations
Why Hope Street?
Trauma is an emotional and physical response that occurs when one’s internal and external resources are not sufficient to cope with external threat.
This response can be triggered by ACUTE traumatic events (e.g. physical assault or a natural disaster) and/or CHRONIC trauma (e.g. ongoing physical abuse or food/housing insecurity). Trauma can happen at any time in a person’s life, but we know that when experienced during childhood, acute or chronic trauma can interrupt healthy social,
emotional, and cognitive development--when left unresolved.
Adverse Childhood Experiences, or ACEs, are traumatic events that occur in a child’s life. “ACEs are linked to chronic health problems, mental illness, and substance use problems in adolescence and adulthood. ACEs can also negatively impact education, job opportunities, and earning potential,” according to the CDC.
Hope Street sees the need to address unresolved trauma and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
and meets the need through the delivery of Trust-Based Relational Intervention® (TBRI®) to anyone who
touches the life of a child.
“Trauma results from an event, series of events, or set of circumstances that is experienced as physically or emotionally harmful or life threatening and that has lasting adverse effects on functioning and mental, physical, social, emotional, or spiritual wellbeing.” SAMHSA 2014
TBRI® considers the whole child—brain, biology, behavior, body, and beliefs.
TBRI® provides parents, caregivers, teachers and service providers with insight and practical tools to create connection and authentic relationships.
Connection builds trust, and trust builds healthy relationships.
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But there is HOPE.
What do we do?
TBRI® (is a care model designed to help meet relational and developmental needs of children and youth impacted by unresolved trauma. Developed by Drs. Karyn Purvis and David Cross at the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development at TCU, TBRI® considers the whole child—brain, biology, behavior, body, and beliefs. TBRI® provides parents, caregivers, teachers and service providers with insight and practical tools to help child(ren) in their care reach their highest potential.
Connection and authentic relationships are at the core of TBRI®. Connection builds trust, and trust builds healthy relationships.
Connecting Principles: Create connections that disarm fear, gain trust, and enhance learning.
Empowering Principles: Strengthen learning and regulation by meeting a child’s physical and environmental needs.
Correcting Principles: Shape beliefs and behaviors effectively, so children feel safe, protected, and empowered.
The TBRI® approach to addressing early trauma is vitally important to the healthy functioning of that child. Children who have experienced trauma (that remains unresolved) need parents, caregivers, teachers, and service providers who see the child’s unique needs and are equipped to meet those needs. Hope Street is here to address these effects of early adversity and relational trauma through the Connecting, Empowering, and Correcting Principles of TBRI®.