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.

Welcome to RC Faculty Trainers’ Corner

This is a LOGIN section of the TSI website where RC Faculty Trainers can access resources related to all trainings, including some that RC Associate Trainers do not have access to. This is your FIRST “go to” place for information on a variety of topics.  See the below section headings to access the information you need. 

If you are not able to find something here, email us at christine.greene@klingberg.com.

Warm Regards,
Staff of the Traumatic Stress Institute

RC Basic Standard Training Materials

RC Basic Training Materials – 2019-2020 Revision

Below are all the materials needed to teach the RC BASIC TRAINING  — 2019-2020 REVISION.

RC SLIDES (AND NOTES) IN POWERPOINT

RC Slides Day 1 Final 2019-2020

RC Slides Day 2 Final 2019-2020

RC Slides Day 3 Final 2019-2020

RC BASIC PARTICIPANT PACKET

RC Basic Participants Packet FINAL_2019-2020  (all slides and handouts in one handout)

RC BASIC OUTLINE OVERVIEW

RC Basic Outline – Overview of all 3 Days with 9 a.m. Start Time

RC Basic Outline – Overview of All 3 Days with 8 a.m. Start Time

VIDEOS AND MUSIC AVAILABLE WITHOUT PURCHASE

All videos not needing to be purchased are now available in one place on Vimeo.

Click here for the 2019-2020 RC Basic Videos.

Access “I Am a Rock” by Simon and Garfunkel on YouTube by clicking here

VIDEOS FOR PURCHASE

Portraits of Professional Caregivers: Their Passion. Their Pain. 

This video is required to teach the RC Basic and is purchased for most agencies as part of your Whole-System Change initiative, as there are licensing considerations for this film that prohibit us from sharing it via the website. If your agency did not participate in Whole-System Change or you would like additional licenses, please see the information below.

Click here to purchase at the discounted price of $200.

Username: caregivers  (case sensitive)  
Password: special (case sensitive)

“Multiple Transitions: A Young Child’s View on Foster Care and Adoption” 

Use of this video is optional. It is available at The Knowledge Center at Chaddock for $40.

RC Basic IDD Training Materials

RC Basic IDD Training Materials

Below are all the materials needed to teach the RC IDD BASIC TRAINING .

RC Basic IDD SLIDES (AND NOTES) IN POWERPOINT

RC Basic IDD Slides Day 1 Final 2021

RC Basic IDD Slides Day 2 Final 2021

IDD RC BASIC PARTICIPANT PACKET

RC Basic IDD Participants Packet FINAL 2021  (all slides and handouts are in one handout)

VIDEOS AND MUSIC AVAILABLE WITHOUT PURCHASE

Click here for the RC IDD Basic Videos

RC Basic Standard New Employee Orientation Training Materials

RC Basic NEO Training Materials

An adaptation of RC Basic (1.5 hours) intended as an overview to include with your New Employee Orientation (NEO) training.

RC NEO SLIDES (AND NOTES) IN POWERPOINT

RC Slides NEO 2019-2020 Revision

RC BASIC NEO PARTICIPANT MATERIALS

RC Basic NEO Participant Packet

RC BASIC NEO OUTLINE

RC Basic NEO Outline

VIDEOS AND MUSIC AVAILABLE WITHOUT PURCHASE

All videos not needing to be purchased are now available in one place on Vimeo by clicking here.

 

RC Basic IDD New Employee Orientation Training Materials

RC Basic IDD NEO Training Materials

An adaptation of RC Basic (1.5 hours) intended as an overview to include with your New Employee Orientation (NEO) training.

RC Basic IDD NEO SLIDES (AND NOTES) IN POWERPOINT

RC Basic IDD Slides NEO 2022 Revision

RC BASIC IDD NEO PARTICIPANT MATERIALS

RC Basic IDD NEO Handouts

RC BASIC IDD NEO OUTLINE

RC Basic IDD NEO Outline

VIDEOS AND MUSIC AVAILABLE WITHOUT PURCHASE

All videos not needing to be purchased are now available in one place on Vimeo by clicking here.

 

Virtual RC Basic Materials

Virtual RC Basic Training Materials

An adaptation of RC Basic intended as a temporary replacement of in-person training due to COVID-19.

VIRTUAL RC BASIC OUTLINE

Virtual RC Basic Outline

Please use standard RC Basic PowerPoint and Participant Packet for  this training.

VIDEOS 

Check the RC Basic Training section above for all video links and information.

SAMPLE LETTER TO PARTICIPANTS

Preparation for a virtual training differs from an in-person training, as the participants need to think about arrangements ahead of time. Here is a sample letter you may use/adapt when preparing your participants. The text in orange indicates information you need to customize for your training.

Sample Letter to Participants 

Virtual RC Basic Orientation Video for RC Trainers

In July 2020 we offered orientation opportunities to RC Trainers, and one of those recorded sessions is below. The purpose of the orientation is to help RC Trainers adapt and prepare for training the RC Basic virtually during the COVID-19 pandemic.

View Video Here 

RC Refresher Training Materials

Additional Materials for RC Refreshers
These are a variety of materials agencies have used for RC Refreshers. If you have materials to share, e-mail Steve Brown at steveb@klingberg.org.

RC refresher outline CFS Hawaii

Refresher Supervision Training

Trauma Framework for Refresher

Wheeler New RC Slides Refresher

RA Basic Training Materials

(Only for RA Trainers)
RA Basic Training Materials - November 2018 Revision

Below are all the materials needed to teach the RA Basic Training. These materials are only for those who have completed the RA Train-the-Trainer course. Please note that the RA Materials were revised in November 2018. We will be sending new Teaching Manuals to those trained since November 2017. Contact us at tsisupport@klingberg.com if you have questions or concerns.

RA SLIDES (AND NOTES) IN POWERPOINT

RA Powerpoint Final – 2018 Revision

RA BASIC PARTICIPANT PACKET

RA Basic Participant Packet

MY TEENAGER EXERCISE CARDS

My Teenager Cards

RA BASIC OPTIONAL VIDEO

Please Note: The link to the optional Animals at Play video by Stuart Brown referenced in your RA Manual has been removed from You Tube. You may use this video link instead:

Animals at Play

RC Foster Care Training Materials

(Only for FC Trainers)
RC Foster Care Materials - Original

Below are materials needed for the RC Foster Care Training if you have the pre-2019 Foster Care Revision. These materials for are only for those who’ve completed the RC Foster Care Train-the-Trainer.

RC FOSTER CARE SLIDES IN POWERPOINT

Session 1 Slides

Session 2 Slides

Session 3 Slides

Session 4 Slides

Session 5 Slides

Session 6 Slides

RC FC PARTICIPANT PACKET

Participant Packet

RC FC PARTICIPANT WORKSHEETS

Participant Worksheets

 

 

RC Foster Care Materials - March 2019 Revision

Below are the updated materials for the RC Foster Care Training. These materials match the manual for anyone who attended RC Foster Care after March 2019. This revision is extensive; materials have been reorganized  into 8 freestanding teaching modules.
These materials are only for those who’ve completed the RC Foster Care Train-the-Trainer.

RC FOSTER CARE SLIDES IN POWERPOINT

Slides for All 8 Sessions

RC FC PARTICIPANT PACKET

Participant Packet

RC FC PARTICIPANT WORKSHEETS

Participant Worksheets

 

 

Teaching Risking Connection with an Anti-Racist Lens: A Supplement to the Teaching Manual for RC

The final version of this supplement is here. Developed by a diverse advisory board of RC Trainers, it is meant to provide you with options for integrating anti-racism into your teaching of the Risking Connection training. We’d love to hear from you about your experience with it, both via the form below and during September’s RC Webinar – A Deeper Dive: Building Skills to Teach Risking Connection with an Anti-Racist Lens.

Monthly Mindfulness Resumes

Thanks to all who participated in the 30-Day Mindfulness Challenge. Based on feedback received so far, we will continue with our Mindfulness initiative by returning to Monthly Mindfulness sessions starting March 2, 2022 from 12-12:30 ET. As before, the sessions will be free, open to all staff at all RC agencies, and will be drop-ins.

As with the 30-Day Mindfulness Challenge, you can register whether or not the time works for you; a recording of each session will be made available to registrants after each session. 

RC Event Attendance Updates

RC Agency Contacts receive automated quarterly email updates and can – along with RC Trainers – also view the most recent update here. We track attendance by calendar year, January-December.

RC Trainers are required to attend two RC events per year. Events that count toward this requirement are: RC Train-the-Trainer, RC Recertification (due every 2 years), RC Webinars, and the RC Day of Learning and Sharing. Champions are welcome to attend RC Webinars, but are not required to do so.

Looking for RC Trainer Events?

RC Basic Training Eval Form

Below is copy of the Evaluation Form participants should complete at the conclusion of the RC Basic Training.

Virtual RC Basic Evaluation Form 2020

Notice: TSI previously requested that agencies send their evaluation forms to us for review. We are discontinuing this practice. While we believe the evaluation forms are useful tools for RC Trainers and encourage you to continue using them, we do not need to see your evaluations.

RC Trainer and Organizational Requirements

Requirements for Conducting the RC Basic Training

The organization/system must agree to conduct RC trainings in the following manner:

  1. RC trainings must be a minimum of 16 hours training time (not including breaks and lunch). They do not need to be 3 days consecutively.
  2. RC trainings must be led by at least one RC Associate Trainer with an advanced degree in mental health or human services.
  3. RC Associate Trainers must use the RC Outline distributed at the Train-the-Trainer as the basic structure for their trainings. Within the basic structure, adaptations are permitted.
  4. RC Trainings can have no more than 40 participants.
  5. RC training must use at least 2 RC Associate Trainers unless there are unusual extenuating circumstances.

RC Training Resources (materials, videos, training ideas, etc.)

NEW Feature – Certificate Templates

We’ve been asked for certificates that agencies could give to their RC Basic participants, but until recently we didn’t have a great sharing solution. Google Forms, however, has a great solution that makes sharing – and even automation – of your certificates possible.

Choose What Works Best for You

Every agency has its own unique environment, training process, and policies. We’ve given you choices so you can find the strategy that’s best for you.

Option 1 – Simple and Easy

For those who train only a few participants at a time or who do not like technological bells and whistles, watch video #1 only. You will fill in the needed information manually for each certificate. You may save each certificate in your Google Drive, download it, or just print it out without saving.

Option 2 – Technological Wonder

For those who train many participants per session or who enjoy learning about technological enhancements, watch both videos here on the right. The second video details the use of an add-on called Autocrat, which can greatly reduce the amount of time it takes to make batches of certificates.

Option 3 – I Can’t Access Google Forms

Some agencies’ IT systems restrict the use of Google Drive. For those unable to access the Drive, the “Offline Certificates” button below provides you an option. Unfortunately, there is no automated feature for this option.

 

Certificates:

Resources from Prior RC Webinars and Consult Groups

We share the below resources from prior RC Webinars as a resource to you. When using the information provided for your own training purposes, please make sure to acknowledge the source/presenter of the material – give credit where credit is due.

May 2022 RC Webinar - Trauma Informed Suport for People with IDD

presented by Karyn Harvey, Ph.D.
May 19, 2022


Trauma Informed Support for People with IDD 

March 2022 RC Webinar - Historical Trauma: The Back-Story to Vicarious Trauma

presented by Alesia Starks, LMFT
March 22, 2022


Historical Trauma: the Back-Story PowerPoint Slides pdf

December 2021 RC Webinar - Teaching Risking Connection with an Anti-Racist Lens: Introducing a Resource for RC Trainers & Champions

presented by Mary Jo Harwood, LSW, Pat Wilcox, LCSW, and Members of the RC Anti-Racism Advisory Committee
December 9, 2021


The following supplement to the Teaching Manual for Risking Connection, “Teaching Risking Connection with and Anti-Racist Lens,” was developed by a diverse advisory board of RC Trainers and Champions with diverse racial and ethnic identities. It is meant to provide you with options for integrating anti-racism into your teaching of the Risking Connection training. We’d love to hear from you about your experience with it, both via the form below and during the follow-up September 2022 RC Webinar – A Deeper Dive: Building Skills to Teach Risking Connection with an Anti-Racist Lens.

Teaching Risking Connection with an Anti-Racist Lens

 Tell Us How it Goes 

October 2021 RC Day of Learning and Sharing -Post-Traumatic Growth: Facilitating Transformation in our RC Communities

presented by John Engel, Mary Jo Harwood, LSW, Pat Wilcox, LCSW, and Steve Brown, PsyD
October 19, 2021


The following outline was developed by the Traumatic Stress Institute (TSI) as a tool for promoting post-traumatic growth at the individual and organizational level within RC Agencies. A similar outline was used for TSI’s 15th Annual RC Day of Learning and Sharing. The outline is intended to be used in part or whole and for a single event or a series of events. The facilitation guide contains links to more materials.

Post-Traumatic Growth Facilitation Guide

Slide Handouts

August 2021 RC Webinar - Widening the Window of Tolerance: Strategies for Individual and Collective Healing

presented by John Engel and Mary Jo Harwood, LSW
August 26, 2021


In response to post-webinar feedback from the RC community, we are developing an RC Refresher on this subject for RC Trainer use. For now, we’ve shared here the notes pages of the PowerPoint Presentation in order to facilitate discussions.

Widening the Window of Tolerance Slides 

June 2021 RC Webinar - Understanding Dysregulated & Aggressive Behavior

presented by Kevin Creedin, MA, LMHC
June 8, 2021


 

Understanding Dysregulated & Aggressive Behavior Slides 

March 2021 RC Webinar - Can our COVID-19 Experience Increase Compassion for and Connection with our Clients?

presented by Pat Wilcox, LCSW
March 24, 2020


COVID and Compassion Handouts

COVID and Compassion Slides 

December 2020 RC Webinar - Retention and Sustainability

presented by Mary Jo Harwood, LSW, DNCCM, with a panel of RC community members:

Samira Vishria, LCSW, Hillsides
Alesia Starks, LMFT, formerly of Hillsides, Faculty Trainer
Kristi Glotzbach, LCSW, formerly of Maryhurst, Faculty Trainer
Beck Whipple, formerly of Maryhurst, Faculty Trainer
Rachel Schein, PsyD, Devereux
December 9, 2020


Retention and Sustainability References

Retention and Sustainability Slides

 

 

October 2020 Day of Learning and Sharing - Mindfulness: the Inner Work of Racial Healing and Trauma-Informed Care

June 2020 Consult Group - Harnessing the Power (and Managing the Challenges) of Trauma Survivor Staff

presented by Steve Brown, PsyD, and John Engel
June 16, 2020

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Harnessing the Power of Trauma Survivor Staff Slides

Hiring and Onboarding with Survivor Staff in Mind

May 2020 Webinar - Symptoms as Adaptations and the Healing Tool of Validation: A Model for an RC Refresher

presented by Pat Wilcox, LCSW and Mary Jo Harwood, LSW, DNCCM
March 24, 2020


See “RC Refresher Training Materials” section above left.

 

March 2020 Webinar - Effective Supervision for Trauma-Informed Care

October 2019 Day of Learning and Sharing - Healing Racial Trauma

May 2019 Consult Group - Advanced Countertransference Dynamics with Trauma Survivor Clients - Part 2

presented by Laurie Anne Pearlman, Ph.D., and Steve Brown, Psy.D.
May 14, 2019


Reenactment Scenarios

December 2018 Consult Group - Family First Legislation: Is Your Agency Ready to Meet -- and Exceed -- the Trauma-Informed Care Mandate?

presented by Steve Brown, Psy.D., with Christine Keys, LMSW, and a panel of client agency’s leaders
December 4, 2018


Family First Prevention Services Act – presented by Christine Keys

PowerPoint Slides Handouts – presented by Steve Brown

Frameworks for Viewing TIC Implementation

Review of SAMHSA Domains (contained in Slides Handouts)

Missouri Model

Organizational Self-Assessment Tool

Other Implementation Steps Beyond RC 

Universal Trauma Screening with ACES

Environmental Components for TIC (Oregon Agency)

Learning Collaborative 

Embedding & Sustaining TIC

LC Requirements & Process Details

September 2018 Day of Learning and Sharing - Becoming a Master Trainer

presented by Jim Longo, Ed.D., and David Ryan Bunting, M.A.
September 25, 2018


Case Studies

Case Studies – Key

April 2018 RC Consult Group - The Importance of Fathers and Male Caregivers in Healing Trauma Survivors

May 2016 Consult Group - Measuring Trauma-Informed Care: Using Data to Drive Trauma-Informed Change

Additional Resources

Trauma-Informed Supervision Guide

We recommend this great resource from the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR): A Guide to Trauma-Informed Supervision: Helping the Helpers. It is designed for victim service/ domestic violence providers, but is equally applicable to all social service providers.

Includes best practices, definitions and challenges, a Supervisor’s Toolbox for Organizations, and additional resources.

A Guide to Trauma-Informed Supervision: Helping the Helpers

Visit them at pcar.org for a variety of other pertinent topics.

Child Trauma Screening Free Online Course

We would like to HIGHLY recommend this new resource from the Child Health and Development Institute on screening for trauma. It is comprehensive, well-designed, and can be completed at your own pace. And it’s free! 

The Child Health and Development Institute (CHDI) provides a bridge to better and more equitable health and behavioral health systems, practices, and policies so that children and their families can thrive. CHDI works in partnership with providers, educators, policymakers, and academic institutions to advance research-based solutions that will result in improved outcomes.

CHDI’s Trauma ScreenTIME online Infographic highlights the role of screening in helping children who experience trauma. 

The infographic:

  • Includes information on trauma and the effects of trauma on children
  • Answers questions on screening for trauma
  • Explores the benefits of screening
  • Links to an online training courseon how to screen children for trauma

ScreenTIME training provides staff in child-serving systems with best practices for trauma screening. The goal is to help child-serving staff identify and support children suffering from traumatic stress as early as possible and connect those in need with effective services.

The core ScreenTIME course is appropriate for staff in all child-serving settings, including, but not limited to: schools, primary pediatric care, early childhood, juvenile justice, child welfare, behavioral health, mobile crisis, care coordination, and residential.

The course describes best practices in trauma screening and will help you develop a plan for implementing a screening process in your organization or setting. Topics include:

  • Why screen for trauma?
  • Develop a screening process for your organization
  • Selectin g a screening measure
  • How to screen for trauma
  • How do you use the results?

What are the benefits of the ScreenTIME course?

  • Developed by families and national experts based on best practices 
  • Step-by-step practical guidance for doing trauma screening
  • Practical tools for sensitive and accurate screening 
  • You can save your progress and complete the course at your own pace 
  • APA, NBCC, and NASW CEC/CEU certificates provided upon course completion

Using Video and Music to Teach Risking Connection

Trauma-Informed Schools: Information and Resources

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