Benefits to Your Organization of Adopting RC as a Training Program

Whether you are an organization that is just beginning to make the shift to trauma-informed care (TIC) or you have been working on a agency culture shift for a long time, RC has many benefits.

  • RC is a training model vetted and refined over 20 years of use.
  • RC provider personal and individualized service to organizations.
  • RC serves as an overarching framework for understanding trauma. For organizations doing treatment, the framework provides a rubric within which evidenced-based treatments fit.
  • RC is a user-friendly model designed to be embedded within the organization’s professional development offerings.
  • RC is a core intervention for system-wide implementation of trauma-informed care.
  • RC leads to concrete outcomes including increase in staff attitudes favorable to trauma-informed care, decreased restraints and seclusions, decreased staff turnover, increase in knowledge about trauma, decrease in serious incident reports.
  • When an organization adopts RC, they join a community of nearly 40 organizations internationally working together to implement and embed trauma-informed care.
  • Via the RC train-the-trainer model, organization can sustain TIC over time.
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  • Upcoming Events

    1. Risking Connection Train-the-Trainer

      Jul 11 @ 9:00 am - Jul 13 @ 4:30 pm
    2. ARTIC Webinar

      Jul 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
    3. Risking Connection Basic

      Aug 22 @ 9:00 am - Aug 24 @ 4:30 pm
    4. Distant RC Trainer Webinar – Inequities Facing Black Girls

      Sep 18 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    5. 12th Annual Day of Learning and Sharing – Become a Master Trainer: Critical Skills for Teaching Adult Learners

      Sep 25 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
    • Risking Connection Training

      Risking Connection™(RC) is a foundational trauma training curriculum and training program for professionals who work with trauma survivors. Rooted in relational and attachment theory, it provides a mechanism for individuals and organizations to implement trauma-informed care in their practice.

    • Restorative Approach Training

      The Restorative Approach® (RA) is a trauma-informed alternative to traditional "point and level" systems for child congregate care settings. Based on the principles of restorative justice, it translates what we know about trauma and how children heal into specific treatment strategies.