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.

2024 Events 

Please Note:

Only Risking Connection (RC) Basic and Restorative Approach (RA) 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.

April


Reinstatement for Unmet 2023 RC Trainer Requirements

Registration is Now Closed

The completion deadline for Reinstatement was March 31, 2024. This month we will change credentials to “former trainer” for any RC Trainers who did not meet their 2023 requirement or completed Reinstatement. Have questions? Click here.

RC Train-the-Trainer

April 16-18, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. ET (check local time here)

This is a virtual event.

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 or RC Champions. RC Trainers train RC within their organization on an ongoing basis. While not formally credentialed to train, RC Champions are critical agents of change who support the implementation of RC at your agency. This event is open only to RC Client Agencies.

RC Webinar: Introducing the RC Trainer Manual Revision – Part 1

April 25, 3-4:30 p.m. ET (check local time here)

This is a virtual event.

Our goal in 2024 is to introduce RC Trainers and Champions to our newly revised Risking Connection Basic curriculum. While the curriculum has been updated over the years (with the exception of the recently created IDD version), this revision is the most comprehensive one ever undertaken. Its structure and content will feel familiar; however, this new and improved version differs in some key ways. Among the changes: an updated look that better reflects the diversity of our world and workplaces; full integration of the RC anti-racism supplement (currently posted on the RC Trainers’ Corner); updated/embedded video content that is more user-friendly; and an expanded resource section.

For most RC Trainers, events will be different this year. The annual attendance requirement will be the same as ever – attend two events each year. However, instead of RC Webinars focused on a variety of topics, there will be two separate RC Webinars entitled Introducing the RC Trainer Manual Revision – Part 1 and Introducing the RC Trainer Manual Revision – Part 2. These will run multiple times over the year. Please attend both sessions as your two annual events. There are two exceptions:

  • For RC Trainers who are due for Recert, you’ll receive Part 1 and Part 2 during your Recert, then will need to attend one other event.
  • For RC IDD Trainers, we will offer 3 IDD-focused RC Webinars and 1 IDD-focused Recertification training in 2024. The RC IDD curriculum was completed in 2021 and we are not yet prepared to do a revision.  Therefore, RC IDD Trainers and Champions will not receive a revised RC Manual; they will run trainings as usual. 

We are excited to introduce you to the newly revised RC curriculum and hope you’re excited, too.

May


RC Recertification

May 1, 2024, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. ET (check local time here)

This is a virtual event.

This training offers an intensive learning and practice experience aimed at helping RC Trainers teach the RC Basic Training with fidelity to the model. The training: provides updated information related to teaching RC; reviews critical components of the RC Basic Training; expands and deepens learning about RC concepts; discusses implementation of trauma-informed care; and helps trainers reflect on and address their vicarious trauma and that of the staff with whom they work. This training is open only to RC Trainers and is required only once every two years.

Our goal in 2024 is to introduce RC Trainers and Champions to our newly-revised Risking Connection Basic curriculum. RC Trainers who are due for Recertification will receive the content of Introducing the RC Trainer Manual Revision – Part 1 and Part 2 during the Recert, then will need to attend one other event during the calendar year. Options will be discussed during the Recertification.

Please note: There will be a separate RC Recertification available for IDD RC Trainers, as that curriculum has not yet been revised.

RC Webinar: Introducing the RC Trainer Manual Revision – Part 1

May 14, 2024, 3-4:30 p.m. ET (check local time here)

This is a virtual event. Please note this event runs at the same time as a session of Part 2.

Our goal in 2024 is to introduce RC Trainers and Champions to our newly revised Risking Connection Basic curriculum. While the curriculum has been updated over the years (with the exception of the recently created IDD version), this revision is the most comprehensive one ever undertaken. Its structure and content will feel familiar; however, this new and improved version differs in some key ways. Among the changes: an updated look that better reflects the diversity of our world and workplaces; full integration of the RC anti-racism supplement (currently posted on the RC Trainers’ Corner); updated/embedded video content that is more user-friendly; and an expanded resource section.

For most RC Trainers, events will be different this year. The annual attendance requirement will be the same as ever – attend two events each year. However, instead of RC Webinars focused on a variety of topics, there will be two separate RC Webinars entitled Introducing the RC Trainer Manual Revision – Part 1 and Introducing the RC Trainer Manual Revision – Part 2. These will run multiple times over the year. Please attend both sessions as your two annual events. There are two exceptions:

  • For RC Trainers who are due for Recert, you’ll receive Part 1 and Part 2 during your Recert, then will need to attend one other event.
  • For RC IDD Trainers, we will offer 3 IDD-focused RC Webinars and 1 IDD-focused Recertification training in 2024. The RC IDD curriculum was completed in 2021 and we are not yet prepared to do a revision.  Therefore, RC IDD Trainers and Champions will not receive a revised RC Manual; they will run trainings as usual.

We are excited to introduce you to the newly revised RC curriculum and hope you’re excited, too.

RC Webinar: Introducing the RC Trainer Manual Revision – Part 2

May 14, 2024, 3-4:30 p.m. ET (check local time here)

This is a virtual event. Please note that this session runs at the same time as a Part 1 session. 

Our goal in 2024 is to introduce RC Trainers and Champions to our newly revised Risking Connection Basic curriculum. While the curriculum has been updated over the years (with the exception of the recently created IDD version), this revision is the most comprehensive one ever undertaken. Its structure and content will feel familiar; however, this new and improved version differs in some key ways. Among the changes: an updated look that better reflects the diversity of our world and workplaces; full integration of the RC anti-racism supplement (currently posted on the RC Trainers’ Corner); updated/embedded video content that is more user-friendly; and an expanded resource section.

For most RC Trainers, events will be different this year. The annual attendance requirement will be the same as ever – attend two events each year. However, instead of RC Webinars focused on a variety of topics, there will be two separate RC Webinars entitled Introducing the RC Trainer Manual Revision – Part 1 and Introducing the RC Trainer Manual Revision – Part 2. These will run multiple times over the year. Please attend both sessions as your two annual events. There are two exceptions:

  • For RC Trainers who are due for Recert, you’ll receive Part 1 and Part 2 during your Recert, then will need to attend one other event.
  • For RC IDD Trainers, we will offer 3 IDD-focused RC Webinars and 1 IDD-focused Recertification training in 2024. The RC IDD curriculum was completed in 2021 and we are not yet prepared to do a revision.  Therefore, RC IDD Trainers and Champions will not receive a revised RC Manual; they will run trainings as usual.

We are excited to introduce you to the newly revised RC curriculum and hope you’re excited, too.

June


RC Webinar: Introducing the RC Trainer Manual Revision – Part 1

June 11, 2024, 3-4:30 p.m. ET (check local time here)

This is a virtual event. Please note that this session runs at the same time as a Part 2 session.

Our goal in 2024 is to introduce RC Trainers and Champions to our newly revised Risking Connection Basic curriculum. While the curriculum has been updated over the years (with the exception of the recently created IDD version), this revision is the most comprehensive one ever undertaken. Its structure and content will feel familiar; however, this new and improved version differs in some key ways. Among the changes: an updated look that better reflects the diversity of our world and workplaces; full integration of the RC anti-racism supplement (currently posted on the RC Trainers’ Corner); updated/embedded video content that is more user-friendly; and an expanded resource section.

For most RC Trainers, events will be different this year. The annual attendance requirement will be the same as ever – attend two events each year. However, instead of RC Webinars focused on a variety of topics, there will be two separate RC Webinars entitled Introducing the RC Trainer Manual Revision – Part 1 and Introducing the RC Trainer Manual Revision – Part 2. These will run multiple times over the year. Please attend both sessions as your two annual events. There are two exceptions:

  • For RC Trainers who are due for Recert, you’ll receive Part 1 and Part 2 during your Recert, then will need to attend one other event.
  • For RC IDD Trainers, we will offer 3 IDD-focused RC Webinars and 1 IDD-focused Recertification training in 2024. The RC IDD curriculum was completed in 2021 and we are not yet prepared to do a revision.  Therefore, RC IDD Trainers and Champions will not receive a revised RC Manual; they will run trainings as usual.

We are excited to introduce you to the newly revised RC curriculum and hope you’re excited, too.

RC Webinar: Introducing the RC Trainer Manual Revision – Part 2

June 11, 2024, 3-4:30 p.m. ET (check local time here)

This is a virtual event. Please note that this session runs at the same time as a Part 1 session.

Our goal in 2024 is to introduce RC Trainers and Champions to our newly revised Risking Connection Basic curriculum. While the curriculum has been updated over the years (with the exception of the recently created IDD version), this revision is the most comprehensive one ever undertaken. Its structure and content will feel familiar; however, this new and improved version differs in some key ways. Among the changes: an updated look that better reflects the diversity of our world and workplaces; full integration of the RC anti-racism supplement (currently posted on the RC Trainers’ Corner); updated/embedded video content that is more user-friendly; and an expanded resource section.

For most RC Trainers, events will be different this year. The annual attendance requirement will be the same as ever – attend two events each year. However, instead of RC Webinars focused on a variety of topics, there will be two separate RC Webinars entitled Introducing the RC Trainer Manual Revision – Part 1 and Introducing the RC Trainer Manual Revision – Part 2. These will run multiple times over the year. Please attend both sessions as your two annual events. There are two exceptions:

  • For RC Trainers who are due for Recert, you’ll receive Part 1 and Part 2 during your Recert, then will need to attend one other event.
  • For RC IDD Trainers, we will offer 3 IDD-focused RC Webinars and 1 IDD-focused Recertification training in 2024. The RC IDD curriculum was completed in 2021 and we are not yet prepared to do a revision.  Therefore, RC IDD Trainers and Champions will not receive a revised RC Manual; they will run trainings as usual.

We are excited to introduce you to the newly revised RC curriculum and hope you’re excited, too.

RC Recertification

June 12, 2024, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. ET (check local time here)

This is a virtual event.

This training offers an intensive learning and practice experience aimed at helping RC Trainers teach the RC Basic Training with fidelity to the model. The training: provides updated information related to teaching RC; reviews critical components of the RC Basic Training; expands and deepens learning about RC concepts; discusses implementation of trauma-informed care; and helps trainers reflect on and address their vicarious trauma and that of the staff with whom they work. This training is open only to RC Trainers and is required only once every two years.

Our goal in 2024 is to introduce RC Trainers and Champions to our newly-revised Risking Connection Basic curriculum. RC Trainers who are due for Recertification will receive the content of Introducing the RC Trainer Manual Revision – Part 1 and Part 2 during the Recert, then will need to attend one other event during the calendar year. Options will be discussed during the Recertification.

Please note: There will be a separate RC Recertification available for IDD RC Trainers, as that curriculum has not yet been revised.

RC Webinar - Supporting Wellness as an Integral Component of Trauma Informed Care

June 18, 2024 – 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. ET (check local time here)

This is a virtual event.

Wellness practices – rooted in positive psychology – continue to gain attention as an important approach to fostering positive life outcomes in all of us, including people supported in human service settings. Wellness practices also are increasingly viewed as a critical and holistic response to the impact of childhood adversity and trauma and therefore integral to a trauma-informed approach. Both wellness and TIC have core principles of safety, empowerment, and connection.

Historically, in the developmental disability (IDD) field and even outside it, the teaching of wellness practices has been viewed as the job of licensed professionals like therapists or applied behavior analysts. But wellness is important for everyone and need not require clinical involvement. Direct service professionals (DSPs) can learn wellness practices to use themselves and can be trained to teach them to those they support. These practices include such things as gratitude practice, strength spotting, relationship building skills, problem solving, and communication with professionals.

This webinar will describe the rationale for using wellness practices, introduce a DSP toolkit about wellness, and describe the training and implementation of these practices into a state agency supporting people with IDD.

Presenter Information

Brandi Kelly, Ph.D., has worked extensively in community and residential-based programs providing support planning, staff training, and behavioral health services to individuals with developmental disabilities and has published research on assessment and treatment of behavioral and mental health concerns of individuals with developmental disabilities.

As Clinical Director for Louisiana’s Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities (OCDD), she is responsible for:

  • Development, guidance, and monitoring of the OCDD guidelines for the support planning and resource allocation system
  • Clinical consultation for crisis diversion and placement activities for individuals receiving or needing services within the system
  • Planning, development, and monitoring of the coordination of:
    • clinical support services for eligibility for developmental disabilities services
    • the Preadmission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR) process for nursing home entry for individuals with developmental disabilities
  • Consultation and guidance on clinical activities, programs, policies, and procedures across OCDD programs
  • Supervision of the OCDD Resource Center

Dr. Kelly received her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Louisiana State University in 1998 and a post-doctoral master’s degree in clinical psychopharmacology from Alliant University in 2002. She is a recipient of the Bernard R. Wagner Leadership in Developmental Disabilities award from Louisiana’s American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD), the Arc of Louisiana’s Special Recognition Award for Improving Wellness for Individuals with IDD and the NADD 2023 Member of the Year Award.

 

July


Risking Connection (RC) Basic

July 16-18, 2024, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. ET (check local time here)

This is a virtual event.

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.

August


RC Recertification

August 6, 2024, 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. ET (check local time here)

This is a virtual event.

This training offers an intensive learning and practice experience aimed at helping RC Trainers teach the RC Basic Training with fidelity to the model. The training: provides updated information related to teaching RC; reviews critical components of the RC Basic Training; expands and deepens learning about RC concepts; discusses implementation of trauma-informed care; and helps trainers reflect on and address their vicarious trauma and that of the staff with whom they work. This training is open only to RC Trainers and is required only once every two years.

Our goal in 2024 is to introduce RC Trainers and Champions to our newly-revised Risking Connection Basic curriculum. RC Trainers who are due for Recertification will receive the content of Introducing the RC Trainer Manual Revision – Part 1 and Part 2 during the Recert, then will need to attend one other event during the calendar year. Options will be discussed during the Recertification.

Please note: There will be a separate RC Recertification available for IDD RC Trainers, as that curriculum has not yet been revised.

RC Train-the-Trainer

August 20-22, 2024 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. ET (check local time here)

This is a virtual event.

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 or RC Champions. RC Trainers train RC within their organization on an ongoing basis. While not formally credentialed to train, RC Champions are critical agents of change who support the implementation of RC at your agency. This event is open only to RC Client Agencies.

October


RC Recertification

October 9, 2024, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. ET (check local time here)

This is a virtual event.

This training offers an intensive learning and practice experience aimed at helping RC Trainers teach the RC Basic Training with fidelity to the model. The training: provides updated information related to teaching RC; reviews critical components of the RC Basic Training; expands and deepens learning about RC concepts; discusses implementation of trauma-informed care; and helps trainers reflect on and address their vicarious trauma and that of the staff with whom they work. This training is open only to RC Trainers and is required only once every two years.

Our goal in 2024 is to introduce RC Trainers and Champions to our newly-revised Risking Connection Basic curriculum. RC Trainers who are due for Recertification will receive the content of Introducing the RC Trainer Manual Revision – Part 1 and Part 2 during the Recert, then will need to attend one other event during the calendar year. Options will be discussed during the Recertification.

Please note: There will be a separate RC Recertification available for IDD RC Trainers, as that curriculum has not yet been revised.

RC Webinar: Introducing the RC Trainer Manual Revision – Part 1

October 17, 2024, 3-4:30 p.m. ET (check local time here)

This is a virtual event. Please note that this session runs at the same time as a Part 2 session.

Our goal in 2024 is to introduce RC Trainers and Champions to our newly revised Risking Connection Basic curriculum. While the curriculum has been updated over the years (with the exception of the recently created IDD version), this revision is the most comprehensive one ever undertaken. Its structure and content will feel familiar; however, this new and improved version differs in some key ways. Among the changes: an updated look that better reflects the diversity of our world and workplaces; full integration of the RC anti-racism supplement (currently posted on the RC Trainers’ Corner); updated/embedded video content that is more user-friendly; and an expanded resource section.

For most RC Trainers, events will be different this year. The annual attendance requirement will be the same as ever – attend two events each year. However, instead of RC Webinars focused on a variety of topics, there will be two separate RC Webinars entitled Introducing the RC Trainer Manual Revision – Part 1 and Introducing the RC Trainer Manual Revision – Part 2. These will run multiple times over the year. Please attend both sessions as your two annual events. There are two exceptions:

  • For RC Trainers who are due for Recert, you’ll receive Part 1 and Part 2 during your Recert, then will need to attend one other event.
  • For RC IDD Trainers, we will offer 3 IDD-focused RC Webinars and 1 IDD-focused Recertification training in 2024. The RC IDD curriculum was completed in 2021 and we are not yet prepared to do a revision.  Therefore, RC IDD Trainers and Champions will not receive a revised RC Manual; they will run trainings as usual.

We are excited to introduce you to the newly revised RC curriculum and hope you’re excited, too.

RC Webinar: Introducing the RC Trainer Manual Revision – Part 2

October 17, 2024, 3-4:30 p.m. ET (check local time here)

This is a virtual event. Please note that this session runs at the same time as a Part 1 session.

Our goal in 2024 is to introduce RC Trainers and Champions to our newly revised Risking Connection Basic curriculum. While the curriculum has been updated over the years (with the exception of the recently created IDD version), this revision is the most comprehensive one ever undertaken. Its structure and content will feel familiar; however, this new and improved version differs in some key ways. Among the changes: an updated look that better reflects the diversity of our world and workplaces; full integration of the RC anti-racism supplement (currently posted on the RC Trainers’ Corner); updated/embedded video content that is more user-friendly; and an expanded resource section.

For most RC Trainers, events will be different this year. The annual attendance requirement will be the same as ever – attend two events each year. However, instead of RC Webinars focused on a variety of topics, there will be two separate RC Webinars entitled Introducing the RC Trainer Manual Revision – Part 1 and Introducing the RC Trainer Manual Revision – Part 2. These will run multiple times over the year. Please attend both sessions as your two annual events. There are two exceptions:

  • For RC Trainers who are due for Recert, you’ll receive Part 1 and Part 2 during your Recert, then will need to attend one other event.
  • For RC IDD Trainers, we will offer 3 IDD-focused RC Webinars and 1 IDD-focused Recertification training in 2024. The RC IDD curriculum was completed in 2021 and we are not yet prepared to do a revision.  Therefore, RC IDD Trainers and Champions will not receive a revised RC Manual; they will run trainings as usual.

We are excited to introduce you to the newly revised RC curriculum and hope you’re excited, too.

RC Basic

October 15-17, 2024, 10:00 – 5:00 ET (check local time here)

This is a virtual event.

The Risking Connection (RC) Basic training is an 18-hour foundational trauma training. It is a centerpiece of the Traumatic Stress Institute’s Whole Systems 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.

November


RC Train-the-Trainer

November 5-7, 2024, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. ET (check local time here)

This is a virtual event.

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. This session available only to those becoming RC Trainers.

December


RC Webinar: Introducing the RC Trainer Manual Revision – Part 1

December 10, 2024, 3-4:30 p.m. ET (check local time here)

This is a virtual event. Please note that this session runs at the same time as a Part 2 session.

Our goal in 2024 is to introduce RC Trainers and Champions to our newly revised Risking Connection Basic curriculum. While the curriculum has been updated over the years (with the exception of the recently created IDD version), this revision is the most comprehensive one ever undertaken. Its structure and content will feel familiar; however, this new and improved version differs in some key ways. Among the changes: an updated look that better reflects the diversity of our world and workplaces; full integration of the RC anti-racism supplement (currently posted on the RC Trainers’ Corner); updated/embedded video content that is more user-friendly; and an expanded resource section.

For most RC Trainers, events will be different this year. The annual attendance requirement will be the same as ever – attend two events each year. However, instead of RC Webinars focused on a variety of topics, there will be two separate RC Webinars entitled Introducing the RC Trainer Manual Revision – Part 1 and Introducing the RC Trainer Manual Revision – Part 2. These will run multiple times over the year. Please attend both sessions as your two annual events. There are two exceptions:

  • For RC Trainers who are due for Recert, you’ll receive Part 1 and Part 2 during your Recert, then will need to attend one other event.
  • For RC IDD Trainers, we will offer 3 IDD-focused RC Webinars and 1 IDD-focused Recertification training in 2024. The RC IDD curriculum was completed in 2021 and we are not yet prepared to do a revision.  Therefore, RC IDD Trainers and Champions will not receive a revised RC Manual; they will run trainings as usual.

We are excited to introduce you to the newly revised RC curriculum and hope you’re excited, too.

RC Webinar: Introducing the RC Trainer Manual Revision – Part 2

December 10, 2024, 3-4:30 p.m. ET (check local time here)

This is a virtual event. Please note that this session runs at the same time as a Part 1 session.

Our goal in 2024 is to introduce RC Trainers and Champions to our newly revised Risking Connection Basic curriculum. While the curriculum has been updated over the years (with the exception of the recently created IDD version), this revision is the most comprehensive one ever undertaken. Its structure and content will feel familiar; however, this new and improved version differs in some key ways. Among the changes: an updated look that better reflects the diversity of our world and workplaces; full integration of the RC anti-racism supplement (currently posted on the RC Trainers’ Corner); updated/embedded video content that is more user-friendly; and an expanded resource section.

For most RC Trainers, events will be different this year. The annual attendance requirement will be the same as ever – attend two events each year. However, instead of RC Webinars focused on a variety of topics, there will be two separate RC Webinars entitled Introducing the RC Trainer Manual Revision – Part 1 and Introducing the RC Trainer Manual Revision – Part 2. These will run multiple times over the year. Please attend both sessions as your two annual events. There are two exceptions:

  • For RC Trainers who are due for Recert, you’ll receive Part 1 and Part 2 during your Recert, then will need to attend one other event.
  • For RC IDD Trainers, we will offer 3 IDD-focused RC Webinars and 1 IDD-focused Recertification training in 2024. The RC IDD curriculum was completed in 2021 and we are not yet prepared to do a revision.  Therefore, RC IDD Trainers and Champions will not receive a revised RC Manual; they will run trainings as usual.

We are excited to introduce you to the newly revised RC curriculum and hope you’re excited, too.

RC Events – Quick Reference

Monthly RC Mindfulness

Monthly RC Mindfulness sessions are on the first Wednesday of each month, 12:00-12:30 pm ET. Open to ALL STAFF AT ALL RC Agencies – share with your coworkers.

2024 TSI RC Trainings – Save the Dates!

Due to our RC curriculum revision, posting of events will occur in February this year. In the meantime you can use the tentative dates listed below to plan. Want to make sure you get notified when registration opens? Join the waitlist below.

These are online events open to all.

RC Basic

March 19-21, 2024, 10-5 ET

July 16-18, 2024, 10-5 ET

October 15-17, 2024, 10-5 ET

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

RC Train-the-Trainer

April 16-19, 2024, 10-5 ET (Trainers and  Champions)

August 20-22, 2024, 10-5 ET (Trainers and Champions)

November 5-7, 2024, 10-5 ET (Trainers only)

Please Note: Sessions that include Champions must meet a minimum number of Champions in order to include them, as group work is part of the training.

Webinars

Open to all RC Trainers and Champions. All times are in Eastern Time. While the requirement is the same as ever – attend two events – our goal is to introduce RC Trainers and Champions to a revision of the RC Trainer Manual and PowerPoint.

While the RC Basic training will still feel familiar to you, the changes are substantial enough that we want to ensure everyone both receives the updated manual and understands it. Among the changes: full integration of the RC anti-racism supplement (which is currently posted on the RC Trainers’ Corner) and anti-racism principles, updated and embedded video content, and a more modern overall look. 

April 25, 2024,  3-4:30 ET
Topic: Introducing the RC Trainer Manual Revision – Part 1

May 14, 2024, 3-4:30 ET
Topic: Introducing the RC Trainer Manual Revision – Part 1 or Part 2 (2 sessions run at the same time, sign up for the one you haven’t taken yet) 

June 11, 2024, 3-4:30 ET
Topic: Introducing the RC Trainer Manual Revision – Part 1 or Part 2 (2 sessions run at the same time, sign up for the one you haven’t taken yet)

June 18, 2024, 3-4:30 ET
Topic (for IDD RC Trainers, others welcome): Supporting Wellness as an Integral Component of Trauma Informed Care

October 17, 2024, 3-4:30 ET
Topic: Introducing the RC Trainer Manual Revision – Part 1 or Part 2 (2 sessions run at the same time, sign up for the one you haven’t taken yet) 

December 10, 2024, 3-4:30 ET
Topic: Introducing the RC Trainer Manual Revision – Part 1 or Part 2 (2 sessions run at the same time, sign up for the one you haven’t taken yet)

RC Trainers are required to attend Recertification once every two years. You can check on when yours is due by checking the attendance sheets on the Trainers’ Corner. You’ll also receive Recert reminders if you’re due.

RC Recertification

May 1, 2024, 10-5 ET

June 12, 2024 9-4 ET

August 6, 2024, 10-5 ET

For IDD RC Trainers Only: September 11, 2024, time TBD

October 9, 2024, 10-5 ET

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