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Pat specializes in helping treaters make the daily moments of treatment programs match what we know helps people heal. She is passionate about asking “Why? How do we understand this behavior?” before reacting to it. She consults with individuals and agencies on all aspects of providing compassionate care.

  Pat-CWLA-WCPatricia D. Wilcox, LCSW Klingberg Family Centers;  ( is the Vice President of Strategic Development at Klingberg Family Centers in New Britain, Connecticut. Her career in child and family treatment has included the state child welfare system, the Superior Court, private practice and Newington Children’s Hospital Day Treatment. At Klingberg she has been a clinician and the Clinical Director before obtaining her current position in 2005. She specializes in treatment of traumatized children and their families. She is the creator of the Restorative Approach, a trauma and relationship based approach to congregate care treatment of children. She has presented at many national venues. She is a Faculty Trainer for Risking Connection® and an Adjunct Faculty at the University of CT School of Social Work. She is the author of Trauma Informed Care: The Restorative Approach published by NEARI Press. She was the 2012 Connecticut NASW Social Worker of the Year.

Steve is a specialist in healthy sexuality, problem sexual behaviors and positive sexuality education to prevent sexual violence. He is a leader in transforming programs that treat problem sexual behaviors into a trauma-informed approach. He is also expert in strategies for decreasing and responding to vicarious traumatization, and leads the research division of our work.


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Steve Brown, Psy.D., is the Director of the Traumatic Stress Institute of Klingberg Family Centers, (370 Linwood St. New Britain, CT 06052; 413-218-3293); and Coordinator of the Risking Connection Training Program.  He specializes in work with at-risk youth, especially children and teens with sexual behavior problems.  He is also a sexuality educator/trainer and author of Streetwise to Sex-Wise: Sexuality Education for High Risk Youth,  a sexuality education curricula used nationally by agencies and schools serving high risk youth.  He is the former Chair of the Board of Directors of Stop It Now!, a national  sexual abuse prevention organization.





Marci is the organization for our offerings, She keeps everything working smoothly and responds to our customers needs.



Marci Marciniec ( Marci provides administrative assistance for the Traumatic Stress Institute.  She has worked at Klingberg for 15 years in various capacities including directing the electronic record program. She is an RC Associate Trainer at Klingberg. Email: Phone: 860-832-5554.

In addition to being a skilled clinician with training in Somatic Experiencing, Michelle is an expert in using mindfulness for both treatment and self care, and has led our trainers retreats as well as offering transformational retreats to service agencies.  



Michelle Kenefick, LCSW has been practicing in the field of human services for over 25 years. She is on staff at the Traumatic Stress Institute and a longtime RC Trainer. In 2010 she founded Sound Counseling Center, LLC which offers a variety of services including: outpatient counseling; classes and retreats focused on mindfulness; meditation focused on care for care-givers; advocacy for children through Guardian ad Litem services; divorce mediation; support and assistance with embryo adoption; and consultation, training, and support to social service organizations.