Services: Overview

The Traumatic Stress Institute (TSI) of Klingberg Family Centers promotes excellence in trauma-informed services both within Klingberg and to organizations nationally and internationally who treat clients with histories of psychological trauma and attachment disruptions. TSI helps organizations foster trauma-sensitive treatment cultures, increase clinical expertise, achieve positive lasting results with difficult clients, and develop a stable and well-trained work force. Through training and consultation, TSI has assisted organizations reduce restraints and seclusions, decrease staff turnover, operate more effectively within an increasingly competitive marketplace, and improve outcomes for children and families. TSI partners with organizations at many levels, including: whole system transformations to trauma-informed care; customized training and consultation on specific topics; and evaluation and consultation regarding the treatment of individual clients.
TSI is the largest training center for the Risking Connection® Training program in United States and internationally. TSI also offers training in the Restorative Approach, a trauma-informed alternative to point and level systems in congregate care, which was developed at Klingberg Family Centers.

TSI offers training, consultation, and evaluations related to healthy sexuality for high-risk youth and youth with histories of trauma. This includes staff training, case consultation, and evaluations for youth with sexual behavior problems.

Agencies who have benefited from TSI services have experienced:

  • Reduction in restraints and seclusions
  • Less staff turnover
  • More effective operations even under current financial pressures
  • Improved services for children and families
  • Better outcomes for clients
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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.

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