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

Medicating Normal: Virtual Film Screening and Discussion with Dr. Bessel van der Kolk
12/6/2020 6:00:00 PM

A 2.5 hour virtual event to screen the new documentary Medicating Normal. The film screening will be followed by a panel discussion with trauma and mental health experts including Dr. Bessel van der Kolk

The Adverse Childhood Experiences Study and Trauma-Informed Awareness
12/8/2020 7:00:00 PM

In this webinar, learn about the ACEs Study and the importance of being trauma-informed. Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) have lasting emotional and health consequences for children that can last into adulthood. The Trauma-Informed School creates an atmosphere of emotional and physical safety that mitigates the effects of ACEs. The Relationship Foundation introduces the Trauma-Informed approach, focusing on Relationship Education as an essential component of building resilience. These skills and knowledge can be applied in the family, the workplace, in schools, and in other applications.

Healing Child Suicide Threats through the Family
2/10/2021 12:00:00 PM

Treatment for suicidal threats often occurs with just the individual child with little to no active family participation. In this free webinar, Dr. Sells will share: • Why suicides have risen in the context of the stressed out family with generational trauma and the onset of environmental crisis like COVID isolation. • Concrete tools from the FST| Family Systems Trauma model including the Safety Stressor Questionnaire to uncover suicidal threats in the first session with active parent involvement.

Latest Blog Post

The Clarity of 2020
12/1/2020 12:00:00 AM

For many organizations, this year began with a renewed sense of optimism.  In January and February, (time that feels so long ago now), my inbox and meeting calendar began to be filled with kick-off events and strategic plans related to <em>vision </em>and <em>seeing with clear eyes</em>.  This theme made complete sense given the calendar had turned to 2020 or 20/20. .  Reflecting on experiences of 2020, 2020 delivered on its promise to help us see clearly.  Now that we see, will we act?<br />