The Safety-Challenge-Threat Model
Prioritize relationship safety; increase Qualities of Engagement so that challenge is welcome.
Reduce vulnerabilities and build strengths to increase skills and resilience capacity.
Reduce threat patterns. Broaden patterns of resilience
The NRF follows a safety-challenge-threat model of discipline and learning.
The NRF is detailed in an academic text called Infant/Child Mental Health, Early Intervention, and Relationship-based Therapies: A Neurorelational Framework For Interdisciplinary Practice by Connie Lillas and Janiece Turnbull. This text is included in the Daniel Siegel-founded Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology found here.