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.

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Building Connections Arts & Hearts - virtual
4/28/2022 10:00:00 AM

NYSCASA is providing quarterly virtual meeting spaces for informal conversation about how to support our well-being through the expression of our "hearts & arts". All are welcome. Please come and share your unique forms of self-expression that help you navigate the rapids of our turbulent times. Feel free to invite colleagues and associates❤. Place in your calendars - April 28th at 10am - July 28th at 2pm and Oct 27th at 10am

Latest Blog Post

Your Brain On Social Media: How Technology Impacts Mental Wellness
7/1/2022 2:21:48 PM

Those of us with trauma histories are especially vulnerable to the addictive properties of social media and some of these app designs. While this seems like a personal struggle, there are systemic reasons that smartphone apps are so compelling. Changing some of how we interact with our phones can lower our nervous system activation and help us focus. Taking a couple deep breaths before opening an app can help lower your heart rate and build a pause before a compulsive phone behavior. Practicing single-tasking (instead of multi-tasking) when on screens can lower anxiety and help us focus. Putting phones out of sight and out of the room when trying to focus on a project, task, or hobby can help us focus.