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The Threat-Safety-Challenge Model
Prioritize relationship safety; increase Qualities of Engagement so that challenge is welcome.
Reduce vulnerabilities and build strengths to increase skills and resilience.
Reduce threat; reinforce resilience.
The NRF follows a Threat-Safety-Challenge (also known as the 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.
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