Sunday, January 03, 2010

Happy New Year- New at TSI for 2010

Happy New Year to all readers! Let’s make 2010 a banner year in changing the world- in making sure that the children and families we serve get the best, most effective, caring and meaningful treatment possible.

Here at the Traumatic Stress Institute we have been doing some planning and thinking as to how we can become even more effective in spreading the word about trauma informed treatment for children and adolescents.

We have been working with consultants to develop a new logo and a new look- soon you will be seeing our butterfly on all our materials. Along with that we hope to expand out use of social media. We already have a Facebook page ( ), but want to learn how to use this and other avenues to better stay in touch with all of you who are also doing this hard work.

To that end we plan to begin a newsletter. Send us your email if you want access to news of what we are doing, information and articles about developments in our field, and other updates. Send your email to with a note that you would like to be on our mailing list.

An exciting change is that we will be occupying a new space in Hartford. Klingberg Family Centers is moving its Hartford office, and as part of that move the Traumatic Stress Institute will have a new space. It will be located at the Rudder Building at 157 Charter Oak Avenue. This is near the new Convention Center and Science Center. Stay tuned for details on our Ribbon Cutting event early this year.

We have been working on a project for Trauma Informed Foster Care that we will have ready this year. It will include Trauma Informed Behavior Management Guidelines for Foster Parents and a six session training manual entitled: Trauma Informed Foster Care- Why are These Kids Doing These Crazy Things and How Can I Help Them while Preserving My Sanity?. Let us know if you would like to find out more.

Our Director of Training, Steve Brown PsyD. has been working hard putting together research that we and other agencies we have trained have conducted on this method. We hope to have those results available soon.

Of course you will not want to miss our conference in Worchester MA. The title is: From Strategy to Reality: The ‘Nuts and Bolts’ of Implementing Trauma-Informed Care in Child and Adolescent Settings. The date is February 9, 2010 from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. We are co-sponsoring this conference with Devereux, MA. You may also register on line: or call 508-886-4746, ext. 314.

We are working on several Risking Connection® trainings. Our next open training is on January 27-29 at Klingberg. (To register contact 860-832-5514.) Steve Brown continues to teach on Healthy Sexuality for High Risk Kids. He will be traveling to the Yukon Territory, Canada to do this training in the spring.

We will continue to support our excellent Associate Trainers though consultation groups, the Day of Learning and Sharing, and other activities. One upcoming event for Associate Trainers is a half-day training by Kathy MacAfee, America’s Marketing Motivator, entitled: Telling Stories and Other Strategies for Presentation Success. This should be a valuable resource for our trainers.

We will present at the MASOC/MATSA conference from Wednesday April 7 through Friday April 9, 2010.conference on He Just Refuses To Take Responsibility!!! -- Implications Of Trauma Theory On Th Issue Of Taking Responsibility. Look for the conference brochure in early January or visit one of our websites in early January at and And if you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact Diane Langelier at (413) 540-0712 x14.

These are just a few of the exciting events we expect in 2010. We look forward to joining with you in changing the world through improving treatment for children and adolescents.

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