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.

The Traumatic Stress Institute is a department of Klingberg Family Centers. Founded in 1903, Klingberg Family Centers is a private, nonprofit, multi-service agency providing help to thousands of persons across Connecticut each year. Our goal is to extend hope and healing to children and families. Through an array of group care, special education, foster care, and community programs, children and parents are given the encouragement and skills they need to function more effectively at home, in school, and in their community. Klingberg also offers prevention and professional development services and is based in New Britain and Hartford, CT.

Klingberg Family Centers promotes and ensures equality, diversity, and inclusion in all aspects of our work for the benefit of our employees, children and families, and our community.

The Klingberg Mission

To help build healing relationships that empower children and families to reach their full potential.


Klingberg Family Centers believes that each child is precious and deserving of a safe, caring home. We are also dedicated to the belief that “the family” is the best place for youngsters to live, learn, and grow. These beliefs motivate our efforts to strengthen, equip, and restore families whenever possible, so that each child may receive the enduring love and guidance they need.

Vision for the Future

Klingberg Family Centers desires to build on the wonderful foundations we have inherited, affirming the best of the traditions given us and striving to close the gaps between principles and practices.

Klingberg Family Centers aspires to be an organization that engenders the pride and the commitment of our Board of Trustees, staff, volunteers, our community, our constituency, and the children and families we serve. We seek to create an environment where individuals are given the opportunity to contribute, learn, and grow and where they feel respected, treated fairly, listened to, and included. We strive to accomplish these goals in an atmosphere of interdependence, teamwork, good humor, love, and encouragement.