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Tuesday, May 9, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM EDT
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Florence Pierce Room 
Klingberg Family Centers
370 Linwood St.
New Britain, CT 06052

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Christine Greene 
Klingberg Family Centers Traumatic Stress Institute 

TSI-RC Trainer Consult-May 9, 2017 

New Brain Science to Be More Effective- and Have More Fun

Consult Group (9:00-11:00 am)

Lunch on Us (11:00 am - 12:15pm)

We'll be hosting a complimentary lunch after this consult group.  If you can stay, we'd love to get your feedback about our new and developing model to help agencies implement trauma-informed care.  This is an opportunity for your voice to be heard.  RSVP on the registration link.


Training Description

One RC Basic training, while awesome, will not by itself change the hearts and minds of staff. All RC trainers know this. Now that many organizations are using RC for 3, 5, even 10 years, there is a critical need to teach RC refreshers every year. This helps keep the concepts fresh, apply the theory to actual clients, and sustain trauma-informed thinking across the organization. 

This training will model an RC Refresher on the important concept of trauma’s effects on the brain and biology. It will use the information from the RC Basic as a launching point and build more in-depth knowledge of how early childhood trauma affects the brain and body, how those changes relate to current functioning, and the best ways to grow healthier brains. The training will aim to make the brain differences understandable through an engaging participatory exercise. In addition, we will cover how to use the new brain science to make the everyday minutes of our programs as healing as possible, while simultaneously making work more fun and rewarding for staff.


Patricia Wilcox, LICSW, Traumatic Stress Institute of Klingberg Family Centers

  Patricia Wilcox, LCSW

Patricia Wilcox, LCSW, Vice President of Strategic Development, Klingberg Family Centers, New Britain, Connecticut specializes in treatment of traumatized children and their families. She created the Restorative Approach™, a trauma- and relationship-based treatment method. She is a Faculty Trainer for Risking Connection® and an Adjunct Faculty at the University of CT School of Social Work. She travels nationally to train treaters on trauma-informed care, specializing in improving the daily life of treatment programs. She was the 2011 Connecticut Social Worker of the Year. She is the author of Trauma Informed Care: The Restorative Approach published by NEARI Press.

Continuing Education Credits

This event is co-sponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars to provide 2 CE hours.

Satisfactory Completion. Participants must have paid the continuing education fee, signed in, attended the entire seminar, completed an evaluation, and signed out in order to receive a certificate. Failure to sign in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available.

Psychologists. R. Cassidy Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 

Social Workers. R. Cassidy Seminars, ACE Provider #1082 is an approved provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for this program. Approval Period: April 15, 2015- April 15, 2018. Social workers should contact their regulartory board to determine course approval. Social workers will receive continuing education clinical social work clock hours for participating in this course.

CA The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred the CE course approvals to APA and ASWB for its licenses. See those approvals under Psychologists and Social Workers. 

NY R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider (#0006) of continuing education for licensed social workers.

Counselors/ Marriage and Family Therapist. 

CA The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA and ASWB for its licenses. See those approvals under Psychologists and Social Workers. 

Other States If your state is not specifically listed, nearly all Counselor and MFT boards accept either APA or ASWB approval, or are reciprocal with other state licensing board approvals such as those listed below. Check with your board to be sure. The Ohio Board includes Counselors.  

Chemical Dependancy Counselors. Provider approved by NAADAC Approved Education Provider Program for designated hours. Approval #000654

CA Provider approved by CFAAP/CAADAC, Provider #4N-00-434-0212 for designated CEHs. CAADAC is an ICRC member which has reciprocity with most ICRC member states.

Please Note: Licensing Boards change regulations often and, while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling.

Cancellation Policy

Payment is expected at the time of registration.  We will refund the registration fee minus a $30 processing fee for cancellations two weeks prior to the training.  No refunds will be made for cancellations inside two weeks. 

Participants are required to pass the RC Knowledge Test in order to attend.  If a proposed trainer fails the test twice, fees will be refunded minus a $30 processing charge.

Sponsoring Organizations

The Traumatic Stress Institute (TSI) of Klingberg Family Centers promotes excellence in trauma-informed care 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.

Sidran Institute is a national non-profit organization devoted to advocacy, education and research related to:  the early recognition and treatment of trauma related stress in children; and the understanding and treatment of adults suffering from trauma-generated mental health conditions. They are the publisher of the Risking Connection curricula.

Klingberg Family Centers, founded in 1903, is a private, nonprofit multi-service agency providing help to hundreds of persons across Connecticut each year. Our mission is to extend hope and healing to children and families whose lives have been affected by abuse in its various forms. Klingberg has earned national recognition for training and consultation on implementing and sustaining trauma-informed care.