When

Tuesday, March 29, 2022 at 10:00 AM EDT
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Thursday, March 31, 2022 at 5:00 PM EDT

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This is an online event. 
 

 
 

Contact

Samm Winebrenner 
Traumatic Stress Institute 
860-832-5523 
samantha.winebrenner@klingberg.com 
 

Virtual RC Train-the-Trainer - March 29-31, 2022 

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 Risking Connection 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.

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.
  • Attend a recertification training every two years. 
  • RC Trainers must attend at least 2 RC Trainer events per year (all events are currently virtual due to COVID). Recertification training counts as one of these 2 events during a Recert year. See events page of the TSI website for details and upcoming training.

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, their RC Trainer status is revoked. Additional/replacement RC Trainers must satisfactorily complete the RC TTT course before providing RC training for the organization.

Continuing Education Credits

Satisfactory Completion

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

This event is eligible for 18.5 CE Credits.

Cosponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars, P.O. Box 14473, Santa Rosa, CA 95402 for 18.5 CE Credits.

Psychologists
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0018. 
Many Other State boards of psychology accept continuing education courses approved by other state licensing boards of psychology. Check with your state board to obtain more information about eligibility.

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.

Social Workers
An application has been made for consideration of approval for Clinical practice CE credits. 
(NJ SW: ASWB ACE individual course approval meets the NJ Board of Social Work Examiners' requirements for individual course approval pursuant to NJ Code 13:44G-6.4316.)
IL-SWs: Illinois Dept. of Professional Regulation, Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, #159.000782. 
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.
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board, #RCST110701.
Many Other State boards of social work or composite state boards of social work, professional counseling, and marriage and family therapists accept continuing education courses approved by other state licensing boards of same or related license type. Check with your state board to obtain more information about eligibility.

Counselors/Marriage and Family Therapists
IL-MFTs: Illinois Dept of Professional Regulation, Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, #168-000141.
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.
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.
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board, #RCST110701
TX: Approved CE Sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists. Provider #151.
Many Other State boards of professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, or composite state boards of social work, professional counseling, and marriage and family therapists accept continuing education courses approved by other state licensing boards of same or related license type. Check with your state board to obtain more information about eligibility.

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.

Chemical Dependency Counselors
CA: Provider approved by CCAPP, Provider #4N-00-434-0222. 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. Expires 3/31/2022.  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.

Nurses
CA: Provider approved by the CA Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CeP12224.