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.

Pat Wilcox was honored with the 2011 Social Worker of Year Award by the Connecticut Chapter of NASW. At the awards banquet, Pat was recognized as a national leader in the area of trauma treatment, especially in congregate care treatment settings that work with the most psychiatrically complex children. At Klingberg Family Centers, she initiated and oversaw an organizational transformation process from a traditional, control oriented token economy treatment approach to one that is based on state-of-the-art knowledge of trauma and attachment. She is the primary creator of the Restorative Approach, a trauma-informed alternative to point-and-level systems in child congregate care. She helped bring the Traumatic Stress Institute and Risking Connection to Klingberg and has grown the programs to national and international status. She accepted the award among family, friends, and her many Klingberg colleagues and mentees.
Steve Brown reading the award presentation: