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.

The Traumatic Stress Institute (TSI) of Klingberg Family Centers promotes excellence in trauma-informed services both within Klingberg and to organizations nationally and internationally who treat clients with histories of psychological trauma and attachment disruptions. TSI helps organizations foster trauma-sensitive treatment cultures, increase clinical expertise, achieve positive lasting results with difficult clients, and develop a stable and well-trained work force. Through training and consultation, TSI has assisted organizations reduce restraints and seclusions, decrease staff turnover, operate more effectively within an increasingly competitive marketplace, and improve outcomes for children and families. TSI partners with organizations at many levels, including: whole system transformations to trauma-informed care; customized training and consultation on specific topics; and evaluation and consultation regarding the treatment of individual clients.

TSI is the largest training center for the Risking Connection® Training program in United States and internationally. TSI also offers training in the Restorative Approach, a trauma-informed alternative to point and level systems in congregate care, which was developed at Klingberg Family Centers.

TSI offers training, consultation, and evaluations related to healthy sexuality for high-risk youth and youth with histories of trauma. This includes staff training, case consultation, and evaluations for youth with sexual behavior problems.

Agencies who have benefited from TSI services have experienced:

  • Reduction in restraints and seclusions
  • Less staff turnover
  • More effective operations even under current financial pressures
  • Improved services for children and families
  • Better outcomes for clients

Learn about our Whole-System Change Model