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Making It Real: A Course for Implementing Trauma-Informed Care

in Child-Serving Settings

Pat-CWLA-WCAre you losing sleep at night concerned that your program is not offering the best possible treatment to your clients?

Do you at times feel overwhelmed by team dynamics and negativity?

Are you sure that you are developing your staff and providing a rewarding workplace? Do you experience too much staff turnover?

At times does your work consist of unreasonable demands, lack of validation and not feeling appreciated? And you are not sure you know how to help?

Have you tried to implement trauma-informed care, but feel unsure as to whether it is really part of everything you do?

Does your team struggle with collaboration, get discouraged, divide into segments, blame each other, polarize in decision making?

Do you have difficulty finding time for training and refreshers to keep the trauma-informed approach alive?

The Traumatic Stress Institute of Klingberg Family Centers is proud to offer a new online course designed to help child-serving agencies implement trauma-informed care into every aspect of the daily workings of treatment programs.

Making It Real! Implementing Trauma-Informed Care in Child-Serving Settings

Making It Real is… A team-based training course for congregate care programs serving children. This means teams in residential facilities, schools, hospitals, day treatment programs, group treatment, foster care… any setting in which you are both offering treatment and managing behavior.

To get more information and find out if this course will help your team, click here:


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Making It Real!


Get a free sample resources from our upcoming course for child serving agencies. Click here to receive a checklist for trauma-informed teams for you to fill out and discuss with your team. What areas are you strang? What are your challenges?


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Our on-line course will give you strategies and tools to improve team functioning, as well as for the milieu, work with families, clinical work, policies and procedures, and a lot more.

Partner for Healing

Do you feel overwhelmed by the demands of your job? Do regulations, paperwork, lack of time and inadequate training get in the way of your providing the excellent treatment you dream of? Do you wish your team was more connected and healthy? Do you find yourself worrying about your clients and your program when you are at home? Do you know that more information exists, but wonder when you would have time to learn it? Are you expected to be able to fix complex problems with little help and fewer resources?

Do you sometimes wonder if this was what you signed up for when you committed to help people?

We are on your side as you do the difficult work of offering hope and healing to survivors of trauma. 

We offer you practical information about:

  • Treatment
  • Program design
  • Team dynamics
  • The latest brain research and how to apply it
  • Vicarious traumatization
  • Vicarious transformation
  • More 

Our mission is to translate current science and theory into practical tips that you can apply immediately in your job as a healer. 

We are there with you, like an advisor sitting on your shoulder, giving you tools to deal with the complex problems you encounter every day. 

You will learn practical techniques and know what to do next. Your team will receive tools and training materials to help you become a positive and effective team. We will share skills that are useful both professionally and personally. 

Programs experience less turnover when workers feel competent, successful, and are an appreciated member of a cohesive team. We will help you get there!


What is Partner for Healing

Many treaters struggle to provide compassionate, thoughtful and effective help to their clients. The people we treat have been badly hurt, and demonstrate severe and scary behaviors. We are besieged with ever-increasing requirements for paperwork, planning, reporting and responding to investigations. Our resources dwindle as our rates are cut or remain the same in spite of cost inflation. We long to understand the newest research and apply it to our work, but where to find the time? Our co-workers can be a great support and source of joy, yet sometimes we are all so discouraged and we take it out on each other. We find ourselves becoming cynical and tired. What has happened to the commitment to help others that brought us into this work?

Partner for Healing is designed to help. We will be that wise adviser on your shoulder, that caring connection that provides resources and hope. Through a web site that is always available, a community of providers, and an understanding of the difficulty of the work, we will help you have tools that work and a focus on what matters.

What will Partner for Healing provide to help you in your difficult and important work?

  • Practical tips for treatment, such as interventions, treatment planning, formulation, responses when people hurt others, and suggestions for helping families
  • Strategies for team enhancement, such as training tools, exercises, retreat suggestions, and road maps for solving team dilemmas
  • Ideas for agency development such as hiring and training staff, being a trauma-informed administrator, the role of support staff, and imbedding attention to vicarious traumatization
  • Information from the latest books, conferences and thinking of prominent trauma theoreticians translated into practical steps you can apply right away.

How will we provide this support?

We will have:

  • Regularly updated blog posts containing practical knowledge that you need.
  • An email newsletter with expanded information available only to subscribers, including tools you can download and use
  • Courses on specific subjects
  • A membership site for individuals and agencies with access to courses and community

Join us for the journey! Your wisdom will add to our collective ability to provide our clients the excellent care they deserve.

We look forward to your becoming a Partner for Healing.

Click here for your Guide to Starting and Sustaining Trauma-Informed Care.


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