Wednesday, December 9, 2020 from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM EST
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Chris Greene 
Traumatic Stress Institute 

Distant RC Trainer Webinar - December 9, 2020 

Staff Retention and Sustainability

Training Description

As you work toward sustaining a trauma-sensitive environment, staff turnover can be a major challenge for organizations. In addition, sustaining a trauma-informed approach is difficult in a punitive world. When staff are experiencing vicarious trauma and are feeling discouraged or unsafe, they may tend to revert to a punishment-based approach. This webinar will provide an opportunity to hear from a panel of RC Associate Trainers that have implemented Risking Connection programming for 7 plus years. They will share strategies that reduced staff turnover as well as creative steps they’ve taken to sustain Risking Connection on a systemic level.


Mary Jo Harwood, LSW, DNCCM is a Program Coordinator for the Traumatic Stress Institute (TSI) of Klingberg Family Centers. Using the Risking Connection curriculum and a Whole-system Change Model, Mary Jo provides training and implementation coaching to organizations across North America on transforming their services and programs to trauma-informed care. A significant part of her 30 plus years as a licensed social worker has been spent supporting the recovery of individuals and communities post traumatic incidents. She has provided trauma-informed leadership to victim service organizations, congregate care settings, mental health providers, and served in the capacity of a trauma therapist, EMDR practitioner, and crisis responder.


Panel Participants: Erin Saylor, LCSW Senior Director Child and Family Agency of Southeastern CT, Inc., Rachel Schein, Psy.D., HSP Coordinator of Diagnostic Services & Clinical Training Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health – MA & RI, Kristi Glotzbach, LCSW VP of Treatment Services Family Ark and Beck Whipple, National Risking Connection Trainer and Suicide Prevention Coordinator for Kentucky Department of Behavioral Health.


Additional Information 

Webinars are only for RC Trainers and Champions at TSI client agencies who are far away from our New Britain, CT office. Client agencies pay for access via an annual fee. These webinars are not open to the general public. CE Credits are not available for webinars; they are available only for in-person events. 

In order to be credited for attendance at this webinar, you must sign in directly via the GoToTraining link or write your name and agency into the chat box once the webinar begins.