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) 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.


Distant RC Trainer Webinar - Mindfulness in the Workplace: Practices for Sustaining Trauma-Informed Care

September 17, 2019

Wondering about the mindfulness buzz? Wondering about the evidence-based benefits of mindfulness practice? New to mindfulness, already engaged in mindfulness or wanting to further integrate mindfulness practice in your workday? Interested in integrating mindfulness in your organization’s culture as a practice for sustaining trauma-informed care? Come ready to learn more about mindfulness, how mindfulness can help sustain trauma-informed care, for individual treaters and organizations. Learn, too, principles for practicing mindfulness in a trauma-informed way.


RC Day of Learning and Sharing: Healing Racial Trauma

October 1, 2019

Racial trauma is an inescapable by-product of persistent exposure to oppressive circumstances that emotionally, psychologically, and physically devastates one’s sense of self while simultaneously depleting one’s strategies for coping. It is a life altering and debilitating experience that affects countless numbers of people of color over multiple generations. Unfortunately, the failure to consider the interrelationship between racial oppression and trauma limits our ability to work effectively with People of Color. Even when work is trauma-informed, it rarely devotes adequate attention to racial oppression and the pervasive trauma associated with it.

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.


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.