TRUST

TRUST

Formerly known as the TIC-OSAT, the Trauma Responsive Understanding Self-Assessment Tool (TRUST) is a strength-based organizational self-assessment tool that provides organizations of all types and sizes with a point in time “snapshot” of where they are in their journey towards becoming more trauma- informed.  The tool employs the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) 10 Implementation Domains as a framework for guiding survey participants through a sequence of questions to assess implementation of trauma-informed practices.  The TRUST allows organizations to view aggregated survey results from their leadership and staff.  These results are displayed within a concise, real-time report that offers recommendations for bolstering trauma-informed practices.  This assessment can be used for initial benchmarking, as well as repeated at selected intervals to gauge progress and identify next steps.

 
TRUST for Schools

TRUST for Schools

The Trauma Responsive Understanding Self-Assessment Tool for Schools (TRUST-S) is a strength-based organizational self-assessment tool that provides educational settings with a point in time “snapshot” of where they are in their journey towards becoming more trauma-sensitive and informed.  The tool employs the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) 10 Implementation Domains as a framework for guiding survey participants through a sequence of questions to assess implementation of trauma-sensitive educational practices.  The TRUST-S allows schools and districts to view aggregated survey results from their administration and staff.  These results are displayed within a concise, real-time report that offers recommendations for bolstering trauma-sensitive practices.  This assessment can be used for initial benchmarking, as well as repeated at selected intervals to gauge progress and identify next steps.

Upcoming Events

Data Storytelling: Utilizing Data to Tell Stories of Impact and Engage Policymakers Webinar
7/18/2019 1:00:00 PM

This webinar will be held 1-2pm (EST) Data storytelling can serve as a powerful tool for system transformation, from conveying a community’s vision for health and equity, to translating information into a compelling narrative, to engaging decision makers in championing health-promoting policies and investments. This session will discuss why narrative change strategies are critical to advancing efforts that support the wellbeing of young children and families, and share tools, resources, and examples of designing effective framing and messaging strategies to support your work.

Decolonizing Our Hearts, Minds & Movements A Leadership Retreat for Indigenous, Black & Latinx Peoples
8/18/2019 10:30:00 PM

This 5-day gathering, led by and held for Indigenous, Black, and Latinx Peoples, is both a leadership exploration and a healing retreat focused on mindful decolonization strategies intended to help undo the legacy of colonization in each of us and within our practice of activism.

Self-Regulation Tools for Special Education Students -online course
10/1/2019 7:00:00 PM

This online course explores strategies for introducing mindfulness and trauma-responsive practices within special education settings. Educator and Mental Health CEUs are available. The course meets weekly from 7-8:15pm EST beginning 10/1/19.

Latest Blog Post

The Alphabet Soup of Trauma Work
6/1/2019 12:00:00 AM

Whether an organization is just getting started in change or been working at it for a long time, it can be overwhelming to see all the different terms associated with the work.  Trauma-Informed, Trauma-Responsive, Trauma-Sensitive, Resilience, and Healthy Development frameworks can all be applied.  Seeing and hearing all these terms can be confusing.  What steps do we take? What framework is the right one to follow?<br />