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When

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at 9:00 AM EST
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Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 4:00 PM EST

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Where

This is an online event. 
 

 
 

Contact

Chris Greene 
Traumatic Stress Institute 
860-832-5562 
tsisupport@klingberg.com 
 

Virtual RC Train-the-Trainer - November 17-19, 2020 

The RC Train-the-Trainer is the avenue by which organizations and systems can implement and sustain trauma-informed care via the RC training program. Organizations that have met the requirements for adopting RC as a training model can train selected staff to be RC Associate Trainers. These trainers train RC within their organization on an ongoing basis. This event is open only to RC Client Agencies.

Training Description

The training covers the skills needed to effectively teach the RC Basic training.  At the training, there will be some time spent on reviewing RC concepts. However, the majority of time will be spent learning HOW to teach RC. Trainers will be expected to practice teach to their peers and the Faculty Trainers in a supportive learning environment.  Particular focus is placed on helping participants exemplify as a trainer the relational concept of RICH (Respect, Information, Connection, and Hope) central to the RC approach. 

Participants will learn and practice a variety of teaching techniques including didactic lecture, small group activities, large group discussions, and role plays.  Because the material in RC challenges the treatment approaches used in many mental health and education settings, the training addresses how to teach and model a paradigm shift as well as field challenging questions and comments.

Preparation for Train-the-Trainer

Before attending the training, participants are expected to have a working knowledge of the basic concepts in Risking Connection. 

Participants need to pass a knowledge test in order to gain entrance to the Train-the-Trainer.  The content for the test is drawn from a study guide we send to you upon registration. Advance preparation IS necessary for people to pass the test. Participants will have two chances to pass.  We will send detailed instructions for taking the test when we receive your registration.

You may also wish to purchase a copy of the original RC curriculum although this is not required. Click here to order from the Sidran Institute or contact Chris Greene at tsisupport@klingberg.com. 

Training Materials

Each RC Associate trainer will receive the Teaching Manual for Risking Connection at the training. Materials to teach the RC Basic Training (PowerPoint slides, videos, etc) are also available at the RC Trainers’ Corner on the TSI website. The Teaching Manual and access to the training materials are built into the training fee.

Training Fees

Registration Fee:  $770

Registration Fee + Continuinig Education Credits:  $810

Cancellation 

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. 

However, for this training, 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.

Continuing Education Credits

This event is co-sponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars to provide 18.5 CE hours.

Satisfactory Completion
Participants must have paid tuition fee, signed in and out each day, attended the entire seminar, and completed an evaluation in order to receive a certificate. Failure to sign in or out each day will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available. Certificates available following course completion at www.ceuregistration.com

Psychologists
R. Cassidy Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 18.5 CE hours

Psychoanalysts
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychoanalysts. #P-0005. 18.5 clock hours.

Social Workers
CA: The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA and other states’ licensing board approvals for its licensees. 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. This program is approved for 18.5 contact hours live
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for 18.5 clock hours, #RCST110701

Counselors/Marriage and Family Therapists
CA: The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA and other states’ licensing board approvals for its licensees. See those approvals under Psychologists and Social Workers.
Other States: If your state is not specifically listed, nearly all state 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.
IL: Illinois Dept of Professional Regulation, Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, #168-000141. 18.5 hours.
NY-LMHCs: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0015. 18.5 contact hours.
NY-LMFTs: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists. #MFT-0011. 18.5 contact hours.
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for 18.5 clock hours, #RCST110701
TX: Approved CE Sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists. Provider #151 18.5 CE hours.

Creative Arts Therapists
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists, #CAT-0005. 18.5 contact hours.

Chemical Dependency Counselors
CA: Provider approved by CCAPP, Provider #4N-00-434-0220 for 18.5 CEHs. CCAPP is an ICRC member which has reciprocity with most ICRC member states
TX: Provider approved by the TCBAP Standards Committee, Provider No. 1749-06, 18.5 hours general. Expires 3/31/2021.  Complaints about provider or workshop content may be directed to the TCBAP Standards Committee, 1005 Congress Avenue, Ste. 460, Austin, Texas 78701, Fax Number (512) 476-7297.

Educators
TX: R. Cassidy Seminars is an approved provider with the Texas Education Agency CPE# 501456. This course is 18.5 CE Hours.

Nurses
CA: Provider approved by the CA Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CeP12224, for 18.5 contact hours

Disability Access - If you require ADA accommodations please contact our office 30 days or more before the event. We cannot ensure accommodations without adequate prior notification.

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.

Requirements for Adopting the Risking Connection Trauma Training Program

Organizational/System Requirements 

The Risking Connection approach represents a paradigm shift from the treatment models used in most mental and behavioral health settings.  Risking Connection is consistent with the principles of trauma-informed care and can be used to implement and sustain a trauma-informed system of care within organizations.  Implementing trauma-informed care in human service settings is a challenging process requiring a shift of culture in the wider organization. Isolated Risking Connection training without wider organizational or system buy-in is generally unsuccessful in promoting change in knowledge, beliefs, or organizational practice. For these reasons, we have developed the following organizational requirements:

  1. Unless a client agency of the Traumatic Stress Institute prior to 2018, organizations must implement RC training as part of the TSI's Whole-System Change Model to Trauma-Informed Care.
  2. The organization/system must agree to conduct RC trainings in the following manner:
    •  RC trainings must be a minimum of 16 hours training time (not including breaks and lunch)
    • RC trainings must be led by at least one RC Associate Trainer with an advanced degree in mental health or human services.
    • RC Associate Trainers must use the training outline in the Teaching Manual for Risking Connection as the basic structure for their trainings.  Within the basic structure, adaptations are permitted.
    • RC Trainings can have no more than 40 participants.
    • RC training must use at least 2 RC Associate Trainers unless there are unusual extenuating circumstances.

3.  Organizations/systems must comply with the credentialing standards for RC Associate Trainers outlined in the section below.

 Credentialing Requirements for Risking Connection Associate Trainers

Training Risking Connection successfully requires RC Associate Trainers to have a foundation of knowledge, clinical experience, an ownership of the approach, and skill as a presenter. Effective dissemination of RC requires that RC Associate Trainers teach RC in a way that maintains fidelity to the model.  Below are the credentialing requirements for RC Associate Trainers.  To be an RC Associate Trainer, the person must: 

  • Have completed the RC Basic Training either at the Traumatic Stress Institute (TSI) or at the organization that is already using RC
  • Pass a knowledge test prior to attending the Train-the-Trainer.
  • Have an advanced degree in the mental health or human services field OR be at an organization/system where half of the RC Associate Trainers have advanced degrees.
  • Have a least 3 years experience working with the organization’s client population.
  • Attend a recertification training every two years. 
  • If in Connecticut, Massachusetts, or Rhode Island, attend two in-person RC Trainer events per year. Recertification training counts as one event during a recert year. There are 4 in-person RC Trainer events offered each year.  See events page on the TSI website for details.
  • If outside these states, attend at least 2 RC Trainer webinars per year. Recertification training counts as one of these events during a recert year. There are generally 4 webinars offered each year. See events page of the TSI website for details.
  • Submit copies of the standard Risking Connection Evaluation form to TSI following every training offered at their agency.

Please Note

  • Participants designated by their organization/system to be RC Associate Trainers, who have met the above credentialing requirements, will earn a certificate that grants a limited license to teach RC in the organization and programs named in the certificate only.
  • RC Associate Trainers are not permitted to provide RC training outside of the organization/system/program without approval from TSI.
  • The organization/system/program is not permitted to open internal trainings to participants other than staff of the organization/system/program unless arranged through TSI.
  • The license applies only to the individual who earns certification as long as he or she is employed by the named organization. If the RC Associate Trainer leaves the organization, another trainer must satisfactorily complete the RC TTT course before providing RC training for the organization.