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.

Benefits of Risking Connection® Training

Whether you are an organization that is just beginning to make the shift to trauma-informed care (TIC) or you have been working on an agency culture shift for a long time, Risking Connection (RC) has many benefits:

  • RC is a core intervention for system-wide implementation of trauma-informed care
  • RC is a training model vetted and refined over 20 years of use
  • RC provides personal and individualized service to organizations
  • RC serves as an overarching framework for understanding trauma. For organizations doing treatment, the framework provides a rubric within which evidenced-based treatments fit
  • Via the RC train-the-trainer model, an organization can sustain trauma-informed care over time
  • RC is a user-friendly model designed to be embedded within an organization’s professional development offerings
  • RC leads to concrete outcomes including increase in staff attitudes favorable to trauma-informed care, decreased restraints and seclusions, decreased staff turnover, increase in knowledge about trauma, and decreases in serious incident reports
  • When an organization adopts RC, they join a community of over 85 organizations working together to implement and embed trauma-informed care