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 Integration of Anti-Racism into Trauma-Informed Care Training: Process and Discoveries

April 6, 2022
by Patricia D. Wilcox, LCSW posted in Whole-System Change

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The Traumatic Stress Institute of Klingberg Family Centers (TSI) offers a transformation method to help organizations move toward more trauma-informed care. TSI currently serves 86 agencies in North America and our clients include treatment agencies, schools, head start providers, juvenile justice providers, and hospitals, amongst others.

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Implementing Trauma-Informed Care in IDD Organizations & Systems - FREE Webinar

March 10, 2022
by Steve Brown, PsyD posted in Whole-System Change, IDD Organizations

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  Dr. Karyn Harvey , noted expert on trauma with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) argues, “Trauma in people with IDD is the elephant in the room.” The statistics are harrowing:
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TIC National Learning Collaborative for IDD Organizations Hits its Halfway Point

March 9, 2022
by Steve Brown, PsyD posted in Whole-System Change, IDD Organizations

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We have reached the halfway point of an innovative TIC initiative in the intellectual and developmental disability (IDD) sector.  So, it seemed like a good time to share out some of our achievements, challenges, and lessons learned so far.

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TSI Seeking Faculty Trainers for Risking Connection for IDD Organizations

November 30, 2021
by Steve Brown, PsyD posted in Whole-System Change, IDD Organizations

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The Traumatic Stress Institute (TSI) of Klingberg Family Centers is seeking to hire contracted Faculty Trainers for our Risking Connection Trauma Training as adapted for organizations serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

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Fostering Post-Traumatic Growth in Our Risking Connection Community

September 28, 2021
by John Engel, MA posted in Crisis Response, Whole-System Change

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Post-Traumatic Growth (PTG) is defined as the “positive psychological change in the wake of struggling with highly challenging life circumstances,” by Richard Tedeschi, PhD, and Lawrence Calhoun, PhD, who coined the term in 2004. Tedeschi recently reflected on the pandemic and opportunity for Growth After Trauma in Harvard Business Review.

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2021:  A Big Year in the Literature on Trauma and IDD

July 23, 2021
by Steve Brown, PsyD posted in Whole-System Change, IDD Organizations

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If there was ever any doubt that the IDD field is recognizing the critical importance of trauma, three brand new articles in the academic literature have put that to rest. They are all scoping reviews which summarize the professional literature on a particular topic and attempt to synthesize the current state of knowledge.

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IDD Organizations Selected for TIC Learning Collaborative

July 9, 2021
by Steve Brown, PsyD posted in Whole-System Change, IDD Organizations

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The Traumatic Stress Institute (TSI) is excited to announce the four agencies participating in the first-of-its-kind Pilot Trauma-Informed Care Learning Collaborative for Organizations Serving Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD).

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Trauma-Informed Care and Productivity Standards

February 18, 2021
by Patricia D. Wilcox, LCSW posted in Whole-System Change

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Every agency that implements trauma-informed care wonders about an apparent conflict with productivity standards. For example, one of our clients asked: “Have you yet to encounter a system that has figured out how to make productivity standards and trauma informed care co-exist? I am starting to feel that it isn't possible, as productivity standards are what provide revenue for agencies and programs but also are the reason why a work-life balance feels unimaginable.”

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Pilot TIC Learning Collaborative for Organizations Serving People with IDD

February 5, 2021
by Steve Brown, PsyD posted in Whole-System Change, IDD Organizations

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In Spring 2021, the Traumatic Stress Institute will convene a 12- to 16-month  Pilot Learning Collaborative for organizations serving individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD)  that are interested in implementing trauma-informed care (TIC). TSI is uniquely positioned to convene this Learning Collaborative, having helped more than 70 organizations across North America embed TIC into the fabric of their organizations.
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Sustaining Risking Connection Over Time: Rejuvenate with RC Week

December 23, 2020
by Alisha McLean posted in Whole-System Change

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New agencies and staff often experience high energy, validation, a revitalized sense of hope, and an eagerness to implement Risking Connection (RC) once they have completed the 3-Day RC Basic training that is part of TSI’s Whole-System Change Model. So how do you work to keep that spark alive after the training has come and gone, especially in supporting your new agency to achieve a true trauma-informed organizational culture? One way we have achieved this in Yukon is through the celebration of RC Week.

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