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.

2022 Events (More Coming Soon)

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.


30-Day RC Mindfulness Challenge

Start the new year with mindful intention, including options for community practice on Wednesdays from 12:00-12:30 pm EST starting on January 5, 2022. Open to ALL STAFF AT ALL RC Agencies – share with your coworkers!

Reinstatement for Unmet 2021 RC Trainer Requirements

Registration open January 5-March 31, 2022

This is only for RC Associate Trainers who did not meet their credentialing requirements in the 2021 training year. If this applies to you, you will have received an email notice to that effect. To reinstate your credential you must complete the reinstatement process.


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

February 1-2, 2022  Rescheduled for May 10-11, 2022

Due to the current surge of COVID in the US, this event has been rescheduled to better accommodate our agencies’ needs. See May for registration and information.


RC Basic

March 8-10, 2022

This training will be held virtually due to COVID-19.

The Risking Connection (RC) Basic training is an 18-hour foundational trauma training. It is a centerpiece of the Traumatic Stress Institute’s Whole System Change Model to Trauma-Informed Care that organizations and service systems can adopt to implement and sustain trauma-informed care.

Please Note:

Because Risking Connection Training is a centerpiece to TSI’s Whole Systems Change Model to Trauma-Informed Care, upon completion of the training, participants are not permitted to use the Risking Connection training as a stand-alone training program within their organizations or communities of care, unless the organization you are affiliated with has also committed to TSI’s Whole-System Change Process. If you are not affiliated with an organization within our network, your participation is an opportunity to enhance your professional knowledge and provide you with a philosophy and method for working with trauma survivors.

RC Webinar - Historic Trauma: The Back-Story to Vicarious Trauma

March 22, 2022, 3-4:30 p.m. ET (check your time here)

This training will be held virtually due to COVID-19.

Vulnerabilities greatly contribute to the development of VT.  We will look at how historic trauma serves as both a vulnerability and resiliency factor to vicarious trauma.  For BIPOC communities there is a constant back story of collective, historic trauma that impacts present experience.  We will learn more about how this ongoing narrative can contribute to vicarious trauma and vicarious resiliency.

RC Train-the-Trainer

March 29-31, 2022

This training will be held virtually due to COVID-19.

The RC Train-the-Trainer is the avenue by which organizations and systems can implement and sustain trauma-informed care via the RC training program. Organizations that have met the requirements for adopting RC as a training model can train selected staff to be RC Associate Trainers. These trainers train RC within their organization on an ongoing basis. This event is open only to RC Client Agencies.


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

February 1-2, 2022  Rescheduled for May 10-11, 2022

This training will be held virtually due to COVID-19.

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. 

RC Webinar - Trauma Informed Support for People with IDD

May 19, 2021, 3-4:30 ET (check your time here)

This training will be held virtually due to COVID-19.

This workshop will provide a view of trauma from the perspective of the lives of people with intellectual disabilities.  It will explore the sources of trauma, the effects of that trauma on both a biological and psychological level, and the key ingredients for healing. Healing and case studies will be examined in depth.


RC Webinar - Trauma Readiness for Organizations and Leaders

December 8, 2021, 3-4:30 ET (check your time here)

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

This 90-minute interactive presentation will provide a primer in trauma and resilience in the workforce. We will explore the ways leaders and managers can position themselves and their teams to enhance awareness for both trauma and resilience, and develop the flexible and adaptive mindsets necessary to sustain a truly trauma informed and relationally-focused organization.

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Solely interested in the RC Webinars?

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:

2022 TSI RC Trainings – Save the Dates!

Though this year’s trainings are not yet open for registration, we want to give you as much notice as possible about the dates. Please mark your calendars and plan to join us.


Open to all RC Trainers and Champions. All times are in Eastern Time, and topics are TBA. 

Tuesday, March 22, 3-4:30

Thursday, May 19, 3-4:30

Tuesday, September 13, 3-4:30

Thursday, December 8, 3-4:30

Day of Learning and Sharing (Online)

Tuesday, November 1

Open to all RC Trainers and Champions, these are in-person events at Klingberg Family Centers in New Britain, CT. All times are in Eastern Time, and topics are TBA. Tentatively scheduled and subject to change due to COVID.

Consult Groups

Tuesday, April 26

Tuesday, September 27

Day of Learning and Sharing (In-person)

Tuesday, October 18

These are open only to RC Agency staff. Prerequisites: RC Basic and passing a knowledge test prior to the training.

RC Train-the-Trainer

March 29-31, 10-5 ET (Trainers and  Champions)

July 13-15, 11-6 ET (Trainers and Champions)

November 8-10, 10-5 ET 

These are online events open to all.

RC Basic

March 8-10, 10-5 ET
August 16-18, 10-5 ET
October 25-27, 10-5 ET