Risking Connection® teaches a relational framework and skills for working with survivors of traumatic experiences. The focus is on relationship as healing, and on self-care for service providers.

Risking Connection Mission and Purpose

Our mission is to help people recover from traumatic experiences through RICH® relationships—those hallmarked by Respect, Information Sharing, Connection, and Hope, and in so doing to reduce the time, trauma, and costs of healing for all involved.

We accomplish this by

  • Modeling RICH® relationships;
  • Providing training, consulting, and community building; and
  • Offering products that support Risking Connection® and carry its messages to the public

Risking Connection® has proven helpful to

  • Clinicians, educators, and faith leaders
  • Caregivers, friends, and family
  • Mental Health Clinicians, Agencies, and Systems
  • Child- and Youth-Serving Agencies
  • Clergy and Faith Leaders
  • Family and Friends of Trauma Survivors
  • Educators
  • Military Family Support Programs
  • Programs for Combat-Impacted Personnel
  • Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Staff
  • Medical Providers
  • Substance Abuse Professionals
  • Criminal Justice Professionals
  • Human Resource Specialists
  • Community Leaders
  • Human Services Agencies
  • Disaster Relief Services
  • Programs for Human Trafficking/ Torture Victims
  • Others with whom trauma survivors relate

"Love the moment. Flowers grow out of dark moments. Therefore, each moment is vital. It affects the whole. Life is a succession of such moments and to live each, is to succeed."
– Corita Kent

"You don't develop courage by being happy in your relationships everyday. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity."
– Epicurus, Greek Philosopher

"Trust the one who has gone through it."
– Virgil, the Aeneid, 70-19 BC

"You make the world a better place by becoming a better person."
– Scott Sorrell