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Step 2: Assess and Address Relational Safety through 7 Qualities of Engagement 

STEP 2: The Trunk

Measures Qualities of Engagement between children and their adults to enhance relationship safety. Moves up the Qualities to promote social-emotional and executive function development.

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Qualities of Engagement are based on Greenspan and Weilder's Social Emotional Development of DIR/Floortime.


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.

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