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.

Exciting news! TSI announces the completion of the Risking Connection© (RC) Training Curriculum for Foster Parents. This curriculum is consistent with Sidran and TSI’s philosophy of adapting the original RC model for various professional populations. Following publication of the original RC for professionals working with adult trauma survivors, RC has been adapted for use with child-serving providers, faith leaders, domestic violence professionals, and primary care physicians.

The release of RC for Foster Parents comes at an opportune time. Across the nation, states are relying less on residential treatment to treat their most stressed children and youth. Instead, they hope to develop foster families for these youth. The key to the children being able to heal is offering the foster families enough support that they can keep the child in their home and limit disruptions. This curriculum would also be appropriate for teaching biological or kinship parents.

Read for more details. RC Foster Care for newsletter final