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

March


RC Basic

March 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.

RC Train-the-Trainer

March 20-22, 2019

The RC Train-the-Trainer is the avenue by which organizations and systems can implement and sustain trauma-informed care via the RC training program. Organizations that have met the requirements for adopting RC as a training model can train selected staff to be RC Associate Trainers. These trainers train RC within their organization on an ongoing basis. This event is open only to RC Client Agencies.

RC Distant Trainer Webinar - What is Polyvagal Theory and Why Should You Care?

March 26, 2019

Stephen Porges’ Polyvagal Theory refers to the nerve structures which connect the brain to various parts of the body. It describes the ways our body is constantly scanning for safety, and how we react when we feel unsafe. It gives us new insights into the ways that problem behaviors are adaptive and in fact biologically hard wired, and how the most effective way to change these behaviors is by activating the social engagement system. Relationships!

April


RC Recertification

April 9, 2019

This training offers an intensive learning and practice experience aimed at helping RC Trainers teach the RC Basic Training with fidelity to the model. The training: provides updated information and materials related to teaching RC; reviews critical components of the RC Basic Training; expands and deepens learning about RC concepts; discusses implementation of trauma-informed care; and helps trainers reflect on and address their vicarious trauma and that of the staff with whom they work. This training is open only to RC Trainers and is required every two years.

RC Consult Group - Grand Rounds Case Consultation

April 2, 2019

New this year!  RC Trainers will gather to look deeply at treatment cases through a Risking Connection, trauma-informed lens.  Trainers will have the opportunity to use the brain trust of their fellow RC Trainers peers to unpack, analyze, and design practical solutions for our most challenging cases…and we all know there are plenty of those. We may also choose a success case to explore intensely with the goal of learning what makes things go well, what specifically did we do to promote healing, and how to hone that secret sauce. TSI staff will facilitate the discussion but this is mostly a chance to learn from each other.

May


RC Consult Group - ADVANCED! Transference & Countertransference Dynamics with Trauma Survivor Clients - Part 2

May 14, 2019

We got such great feedback on last year’s advanced Trainer Consult group on this topic and nearly everyone said they wished it was longer and wanted more …well, we heard you! This year we will do a 2.0 version of the topic, starting where we left off last year by exploring Transference and Countertransference (T/CT) from more angles. You don’t have to have attended last year, but if you did, there will be plenty of new stuff.

ADVANCED topics for RC Trainer Consult Groups are designed to meet the needs of longtime Trainers with many years of clinical experience. Of course, any RC Trainer can attend, but this Trainer Consult Group will be pitched at a higher level.

Distant RC Trainer Webinar - What People with Lived Experience Can Teach Us About Trauma-Informed Care

May 21, 2019

This webinar will feature a panel of people of lived experience who will discuss: what they found helpful, unhelpful, and re-traumatizing about behavioral health services; recommendations for organizations serving trauma survivors; and ideas for including people with lived experience in helping your organization become more trauma-informed.

July


RC Train-the-Trainer

July 17-19, 2019

The RC Train-the-Trainer is the avenue by which organizations and systems can implement and sustain trauma-informed care via the RC training program. Organizations that have met the requirements for adopting RC as a training model can train selected staff to be RC Associate Trainers. These trainers train RC within their organization on an ongoing basis. This event is open only to RC Client Agencies.

August


RC Basic

August 28-30, 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.

October


RC Day of Learning and Sharing

October 1, 2019

Dr. Ken Hardy is a renowned expert and internationally-recognized clinician, author and trainer specializing in the areas of trauma and oppression.  We are thrilled to offer an exclusive gathering for RC Trainers. Details are to be determined and will be posted here when available. In the meantime, you can view this video to get a peak at what’s in store.

RC Recertification

October 22, 2019

This training offers an intensive learning and practice experience aimed at helping RC Trainers teach the RC Basic Training with fidelity to the model. The training: provides updated information and materials related to teaching RC; reviews critical components of the RC Basic Training; expands and deepens learning about RC concepts; discusses implementation of trauma-informed care; and helps trainers reflect on and address their vicarious trauma and that of the staff with whom they work. This training is open only to RC Trainers and is required every two years.

November


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.

December


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.

RC Trainer Events – Save the Dates

Many of the RC Training events are now open for registration.  Look here for a quick guide of training dates for your calendar.

Consult Groups for Local RC Trainers

These are in-person events held at Klingberg Family Centers in New Britain, CT. Consultation Group topics are TBA.

RC Consultation Groups

April 2, 9-11:30  Open for Registration
May 14, 9-11:30  Open for Registration
October 1, 2019, 9-4:30 Day of Learning & Sharing
December 3, 9-11:30  Open for Registration

Webinars for Distant RC Trainers

Webinars are currently only open to our Distant RC Trainers. All times are in Eastern Standard Time, and topics are TBA. We apologize for any inconvenience, but our previously-advertised Thursday webinars had to be changed back to our standard Tuesdays, as listed below.

Tuesday, March 26, 3-4:30 Open for Registration

Tuesday, May 21, 3-4:30 Open for Registration

Tuesday, September 17, 3-4:30

Tuesday, December 10, 3-4:30 Open for Registration

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