Patricia D. Wilcox, LCSW, is the Vice President of Strategic Development at Klingberg Family Centers in New Britain, CT. At Klingberg she was a clinician and the Clinical Director before obtaining her current position in 2005. She specializes in the treatment of traumatized children and their families and has presented extensively on this topic at several conferences including the Child Welfare League of America, the National Association of Social Workers, the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, the Black Administrators in Child Welfare, the Alliance for Children and Families, and the American Association of Children’s Residential Centers. Ms. Wilcox is the creator of the Restorative Approach, a trauma and relationship based approach to congregate care treatment of children and the author of Trauma Informed Care: The Restorative Approach published by NEARI Press. She is a trainer for the Risking Connection® trauma training program and an adjunct faculty at the University of Connecticut School of Social Work and St. Joseph’s University School of Social Work. Ms. Wilcox was selected as the Social Worker of the Year by NASW/CT in 2011.