NEW CLASS

Anna Bettencourt, BA

TBRI™ Practitioner

A Beaver County native, it’s an honor to be the first Trust-Based Relational Intervention® Practitioner in the county and share my love for TBRI™ with the community. TBRI™ is an attachment-based, evidence-based, and trauma-informed intervention that is designed to meet the complex needs of children. With these insights as well as my experience with both foster and special needs children, I practice TBRI™ with the conviction that every child can thrive and that families can build flourishing connections.
 
Seeking to invest into vulnerable communities, I completed a BA of Sociology from Geneva College in 2019. That summer, as part of staff training for Tiger Pause Youth Ministry, I was introduced to TBRI™ and became enamored with the reality that relationships can heal the wounds of trauma in children. I educated myself on the intervention and applied my knowledge as a paraprofessional in a life skills classroom before completing the TBRI™ Practitioner training through the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development at TCU in April 2022. I have been blessed with chances to practice TBRI™ with foster and adoption agencies and now with Cornerstone Wellness.
 
Ministry has been and will always be part of my story. Before college, I attended ministry school and started leading worship at my church. I have since started a mentorship program as well as a young adult single Christian ministry called The Singles Gathering. Adoption holds a dear place in my heart, and I self-published a children’s book inspired by foster adoption and Romans 8:15 entitled What’s Next, Papa?. Whether professionally or in ministry, I want to bring light to the scriptural truth that who the Son set free is free indeed, or I also like to say, who the Son made well is well indeed!!