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.

2021 Events

Please Note:

Only Risking Connection (RC) Basic trainings are open to the public. All other events listed are available only to our Client Agencies. Interested in learning more about our program? Click here for information.


RC Webinar - Teaching Risking Connection with an Anti-Racist Lens: Introducing a NEW Resource for RC Trainers and Champions

December 9, 2021

Due to COVID-19 this training will be held virtually.

Like so many institutions, the Traumatic Stress Institute has set a strategic priority on embodying anti-racism in our organizational culture. Like others, we are inspired by the racial reckoning of the past year. And, like so many, we acknowledge the blind spots of our whiteness that have only now spurred us to make this a high priority.

We are determined to do better — not by short term actions in reaction to the moment, but rather by steady, continuous, long-term learning, self-examination, and through–most importantly–action.

One of our first actions is the creation of new supplement to the Teaching Manual for Risking Connection called “Teaching Risking Connection with and Anti-Racist Lens.” In collaboration with an Advisory Committee made up of RC Trainers and Champions with diverse racial and ethnic identities, we are currently writing this supplement.  It is NOT meant to replace the Teaching Manual, but rather offer insights and strategies to weave an anti-racist mindset into your teaching.

This important webinar will introduce the resource to our RC community. It will discuss the process that went into creation of the resource, review its content, and talk about how it can be used to deepen your RC teaching.  PLEASE JOIN US!!

2022 Events


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

February 1-2, 2022

The Restorative Approach (RA) Basic, RA Train-the-Trainer, and Risking Connection (RC) for Foster Parents Train-the-Trainer have not appeared on our freestanding event schedule since 2019. We are bringing them back in 2022 due to popular demand, offering 3 separate trainings available to mix-and-match as needed:

  • 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. 

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Monthly RC Mindfulness

Open to all staff at all RC Agencies

Check out Stop It Now!

Stop It Now! is a department of Klingberg Family Centers that focuses on preventing the sexual abuse of children by mobilizing adults, families and communities to take actions that protect children before they are harmed.

Find more information about their work and upcoming Circles of Safety trainings below: