Family Initiative becomes first in Florida to offer caregiver trainings in Spanish

CAPE CORAL, FL (November 9, 2021) – Family Initiative, an autism and child welfare community services organization based in Cape Coral, Florida, recently became the first organization in Florida to present vital caregiver trainings for Spanish speaking families. Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI), is an attachment-based, trauma-informed intervention that is designed to meet the complex needs of vulnerable children. TBRI uses Empowering Principles to address physical and environmental needs, Connecting Principles for attachment needs and engagement, and Correcting Principles to disarm fear-based behaviors. While the intervention is based on years of attachment, sensory processing, and neuroscience research, the heartbeat of TBRI is connection.

“We are excited to expand support for Spanish-speaking families,” said David Brown, president and founder of Family Initiative. “We’re working everyday to remove barriers for healthy families.”

“There aren’t many Spanish-speaking TBRI practitioners,” said Rosali Costas, TBRI Practitioner and Family Specialist in Family Initiative’s Miami office. “Hispanic and Latino communities deserve the opportunity to gain the skills and knowledge that TBRI can provide.”

Spanish-language TBRI Caregiver Trainings were hosted virtually and in collaboration with the Citrus Family Care Network, Miami’s lead agency for child welfare. The program is part of Family Initiative’s mission to support the whole family and arm caregivers with the tools they need to be successful, whether they are foster, adoptive, or biological parents.

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About Family Initiative

Established in 2015, Family Initiative, Inc. is a Southwest Florida-based 501(c)3 nonprofit charitable organization dedicated to supporting children with autism and strengthening their families. Its team of clinicians serves children from a humanistic approach through Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and Occupational Therapy (OT) services, and also offers autism play groups, teen meetings, parent education, community conversations, and more. In addition, the organization provides child welfare caregiver training and support through its Family Impact Program. Find Family Initiative on Facebook and Instagram @FamilyInitiative and on Twitter at @FI_Inc.