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, which is a private, non-profit, multi-service agency.

Through an array of residential, special education, and community programs designed to help children and families whose lives have been affected by abuse and trauma in various forms, Klingberg offers hope to hundreds of children and families across Connecticut each year. Whenever possible, we strive to work with the entire family to help them provide their children with a safe, nurturing home environment.

In addition, Klingberg has outreach and training services that help the providers who service trauma-affected populations across the US and Canada.

Our main campus is located on a beautiful hilltop in a residential section of New Britain. We also offer a wide range of community services from our offices in Hartford, have three group homes in neighboring communities, and operate an Outpatient Clinic in downtown New Britain.

The Klingberg Mission

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

Beliefs and Aspirations

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. 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.