We offer services that cultivate shared knowledge, shared language, shared understanding, shared values, shared beliefs, and a shared culture.
These services include organizational and community readiness assessments, introductory workshops, keynote addresses, leadership and internal champions training, facilitation skills-building, organizational consultation, strategic development opportunities, evaluation services, and ongoing booster sessions and communities of practice.
Additional services may be offered based on the customized needs of our partners.
Building Trauma-Informed Organizations and Communities
We work with organizations individually and together as a learning community to develop and cultivate a core set of resilience building blocks. Organizations receive training, consultation and implementation support to become trauma-resilient and trauma-responsive organizations. In addition partner organizations become part of a community of practice focusing on social learning and collective impact.
Creating Trauma Resilient Organizations and Communities through CTRC includes a suite of services including:
A member of the CTRC team will meet with members of your organization and review a pre-engagement toolkit, followed by an organizational readiness questionnaire and engage in further dialog regarding the process of implementation, shared commitments, and answer any questions.
TRC Engagement Training
This series provides organizations with the foundation of shared knowledge, understanding, language, commitment, practice and culture to build a trauma resilient organization. It is strongly recommended that there be two separate series—one with leadership and the other with a cross section of staff members representing champions within the organization. This series is typically held in-person, over 3 full days with a max participation of 35 people.
TRC Embedding Workshop
As the organization begins to transform its culture and practices, a skills-based program will help members develop the knowledge and skills to become organizational culture carriers for trauma resilience within their own agency and community. This series includes ways in which participants, organizational champions, may incorporate the TRC model within their organization’s professional learning and development pathway as well as how they can strengthen internal facilitation and delivery of the TRC model content within their agency. This series is typically held in-person, over 2 full days with a max participation of 20 pp. Prerequisite:TRC Engagement Training
TRC Champions Coaching Cohort
Team members who participated in the TRC Embedding Workshop may receive coaching to support their efforts in sharing and disseminating knowledge and materials within their organization. Key areas include preparation, facilitation techniques, teach-backs and deepening content knowledge and community connection.
Leadership Coaching and Team Implementation Consultation is available and strongly encouraged to strengthen TRC embedding and embodying practices within the organization.
This time will support the organization’s efforts to embed and embody the resilience building blocks into their practice, interactions, and processes. Consultation will include implementation support, problem-solving, connecting to appropriate resources, and review of organizational plans and materials.
TRC Community of Practice
As multiple organizations within a community begin to embody the resilience building blocks to help their agencies become environments of healing and well-being for their staff and service recipients—becoming partners for change within their community’s larger system of care.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
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Research & Evaluation
The Center for Trauma Resilient Communities has a mission focused on developing and translating trauma-informed, equity-centered evidence-based practices for the community to address inequity, advance social justice priorities, and support the needs of many vulnerable populations.
The Center provides program evaluation support for community partners who are engaging in organizational and/or community change as part of their trauma-resilient work with the Center. Evaluation activities are based on the TRC Model building blocks of change and are grounded in community-based participatory action research (CBPAR) principles.
Evaluation services offered by the Center include the following activities:
- Post training surveys: Measure knowledge and understanding, satisfaction with training content, and potential transfer of learning (quantitative).
- Head, Heart, and Feet survey: A trauma-informed assessment tool, which measures impact and transfer of learning regarding the participant’s experience with the training (qualitative).
Organizational Assessment Survey (OAS)
A validated assessment tool which measures potential change in key indicators of trauma-informed organizational change across the organization, as well as key drivers of change, based on implementation science, including:
- Readiness for trauma-informed change
- Transformational leadership
- Organizational commitment to racial justice
- Implementation of trauma-informed values
- Secondary Traumatic Stress (STS) and burnout
- Intent to leave (e.g., potential for employee turnover)
Implementation Process Survey
A brief mixed-methods survey that seeks to understand participants’ experiences with the 4 stages of TRC Model implementation: Engage, Embed, Embody and Evaluate.
Interviews and Focus Groups
Interviews and/or focus groups are conducted with participants at baseline and/or follow-up to better understand their experiences with TRC Model implementation and perceived challenges, barriers, and outcomes/impacts of TRC Model implementation.
The CTRC supports organizations in administering these user-friendly evaluation tools to help staff understand the progress they are making toward becoming a trauma-resilient organization.