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.

Whole-System Change Model

to Trauma-Informed Care

Transform your system, transform your care


“TSI’s Whole-System Change Model was the magic solution. TSI mentored and trained us on the model and it was a game changer for us.”

Stacey R. Roth, LCSW

Executive Vice President & COO, Hillsides, Los Angeles, CA

Striving to become trauma-informed?

We know that implementing trauma-informed care is complicated, and sustaining TIC can be even more challenging. The development of the Whole-System Change Model is the result of TSI’s years of experience working with clients to create lasting change. TSI serves as a steady, long-term partner supporting systems as they prepare to launch, implement, and sustain TIC culture and practices.


Are you seeking an approach that…

  • Includes proven training curricula, a train-the-trainer model, and implementation coaching to ensure sustainability?
  • Goes beyond trauma-specific clinical treatment techniques to organization-wide culture change?
  • Promotes practical strategies for overcoming common obstacles and enhancing program delivery?
  • Recognizes that everyone at your organization is a treater and that the health of all treaters is central to healing clients?

Learn more about the Whole-System Change Model:

See Infographic Below 

Introducing a New Learning Collaborative for

Organizations Serving People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) 

The Traumatic Stress Institute selected 4 organizations for its 12-16 month
ilot Learning Collaborative for organizations serving individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). They completed the initial phase of training in September and will have newly minted RC Trainers on staff by mid-December. Explore what an IDD initiative could do for your agency by viewing our prospectus and more.


Leadership Engagement
The Model begins with coaching of leadership to galvanize buy-in to the TIC change process. READ MORE…
Risking Connection Staff Training
Risking Connection (RC) is a trauma 101 staff training model that organizations adopt to foster a trauma-informed workforce. RC becomes embedded in the organization through a Train-the-Trainer model. READ MORE…
Restorative Approach Staff Training
The Restorative Approach (RA) is a trauma-informed alternative to “point and level” systems in group care settings serving children and youth. RA becomes embedded in the organization through a Train-the-Trainer model. READ MORE…
Follow-Up Coaching
TSI provides regular coaching to support organizations in executing their TIC Implementation Plan. READ MORE…
Trainer Certification and Professional Development

Risking Connection Associate Trainers are certified to teach the RC Training at their organization. Trainers join an international community of RC Trainers who benefit from annual professional development trainings. READ MORE…

Program Evaluation and Online Dashboard
Rigorous program evaluation is integral to the TSI model. Data is collected and results are displayed on the organization’s individually-tailored online data dashboard. READ MORE…