Program Overview

Catholic Charities of Eastern Virginia’s Post Adoption Services Program utilizes the evidence-based Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) approach developed by Dr. Karen Purvis and Dr. David Cross. The Goal of the program is to help educate, support and provide tools and materials to help families maintain successful adoptive placements, especially for families who have adopted children from difficult backgrounds.

Three levels (Tiers) of support are available and families may work in collaboration with their social worker and/or Catholic Charities staff to determine which Tier of service would be most appropriate for them.

All services are provided FREE of charge

Tier Options
Tier 1
  • One day introductory training on the principles behind TBRI
  • Course is held one Saturday/month for 4 hours
  • Topics include: attachment, facilitating behavioral change, developmental deficits that drive many behaviors of at-risk children, interventions to help with sensory integration, playful interaction, etc.
Tier 2
  • Six week education/support curriculum based on the principles of TBRI
  • Courses are held on weekday evenings for 2 hours (child care is provided)
  • Topics include: Healthy Touch, Playful Interaction, A Sensory World, Trust-Based Parenting, Attachment, and Children from Hard Places and the Brain
Tier 3
  • Intensive one-on- one services for families (must complete Tier 2 to qualify)
  • One, two, or three day in-home intensive with a TBRI trained practitioner
  • Individual or family counseling services provided through Catholic Charities Mental Health Counseling Department

Further Information

  • Any family participating in Tier 1 or Tier 2 programs will receive:
    • The book “The Connected Child”
    • The TBRI Pocket Guide for Families
    • The Trust Based Parenting DVD
    • Fidgets
    • Other resources and materials
  • FREE child care is provided for Tier 1 & Tier 2 sessions for children ages 12 and under
  • Families will receive follow-up phone calls at various intervals to discuss progress, concerns, and receive guidance and feedback for continued service
  • In order to be eligible for these services families must fit one of the following criteria:
    • Finalized Adoption
    • Signed an Adoptive Placement Agreement (APA)
    • Child has been placed in home and an APA/Finalization will occur in 6-8 months

For more information contact Rebekah Hall at 757-456- 2366

Services are free and confidential, and are provided through a grant from the Virginia Department of Social Services

Post Adoption For The Fall

1 day classes:
Saturdays 9:00 a.m.—1:00 p.m.

9/23/2027 – Norfolk DHS
(741 Monticello Ave., 23510)
10/7/2017—Newport News DHS
(6060 Jefferson Ave. NN 23605)
11/4/2017—James City County DHS
(5249 Olde Towne Rd. Wlmsbg, 23188)

6 Week:
Week Nights from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Mondays—9/25/17-10/30/17: NN
(12829 Jefferson Ave., NN, 23608)

Tuesdays (TBRI Camp) – this will be from 5:45 until 8:00
10/24/17-12/5/17 (no class on 10/31/17): CCEVA in Virginia Beach
(5361 Virginia Beach Blvd., VB 23462)

RSVP is required for all classes

Rebekah Hall (757) 533-5217, ext. 1019

Free Childcare will be provided
for children 12 & under