The Traumatic Stress Institute fosters the transformation of organizations and service systems to trauma-informed care (TIC) through the delivery of whole-system consultation, professional training, coaching, and research.

2019 Training Events by Month

Please Note: Only Risking Connection (RC) and Restorative Approach (RA) Basic trainings are open to the public. All other events listed are available only to our Risking Connection Agencies. Interested in the Risking Connection program? Click here for more information.


RC Basic

November 6-8, 2019

The Risking Connection (RC) Basic training is an 18-hour foundational trauma training. It is a centerpiece of the Traumatic Stress Institute’s Whole Systems Change Model to Trauma-Informed Care that organizations and service systems can adopt to implement and sustain trauma-informed care. This training is open to all.


Distant RC Trainer Webinar - Using Modern Science of Brain and Body to Create High-Performing Organizations

December 10, 2019

Our growing awareness of the functioning of our brains and our bodies has created a new realization of the conditions necessary for people to grow and thrive. A sense of safety is the underlying condition necessary for learning, connecting and relaxing. Understanding how both our brains and our polyvagal nervous systems respond to signals of danger and safety can offer concrete steps to improve the functioning of staff and the organization as a whole. This webinar will discuss how what is being termed NEAR Science (Neuroscience, Epigenetics, Adverse Childhood Experiences and Resilience) can create optimal environments for staff excellence.

RC Consult Group - How to Stay RICH While Having Difficult Conversations

December 3, 2019

This RC Trainer Consult group will address the challenges of staying RICH when having difficult conversations during supervision or with colleagues in the workplace.  Conflict can affect our ability to communicate. Effective communication is key to staying RICH and arriving at mutually agreeable solutions.

Restorative Approach Basic, RA Train-the-Trainer and Foster Care Train-the-Trainer

December 12-13, 2019

TSI’s signature trainings, the Restorative Approach (RA) and Risking Connection (RC) for Foster Parents are now new and improved, both with fully-updated, easy-to-use Teaching Manuals. By attending the RA Basic training, your staff will learn the fundamentals of this trauma-informed method of working day-to-day in child group care settings. By attending the Train-the-Trainer trainings (open only to current RC Trainers), your RC Trainers will be able teach these trainings to your staff in an ongoing way. RC Trainers can attend one, two, or all three. RA Basic is open to all.