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

Growing Resilience - Virtual Monthly Series
1/14/2021 3:30:00 PM

Growing Resiliency monthly virtual training topics are: January 14th Growing Resilience Begins with Self-Care February 11th Growing Resilience to Keep Everyone Safe March 11th Growing and Teaching Resilience April 8th Growing Resilience and Positive Behavior May 13th Growing Resilience to Build Organizational and Community Networks Series is free, registration required.

Racialized Trauma and Child Well-Being: Powerful insights and Practical Tools for Healing
2/4/2021 1:00:00 PM

NW Children's Foundation's virtual Forum centers racial equity at its core. It will feature trauma specialist and NYT best-selling author Resmaa Menakem (My Grandmother’s Hands), the leading voice in today’s conversation about racialized trauma and healing solutions. Building on Menakem’s session, Benjamin Danielson, MD, child advocate and pediatrician, will share his views on the intersect of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and intergenerational trauma.

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

Considering the 3 E’s of Trauma in the Context of a Pandemic
1/1/2021 11:11:36 AM

How can we effectively apply the foundational concept of the 3 E's of Trauma to assessing needs in such an atypical experience as an ongoing pandemic?  And why might it be important to do so?  One aspect of current media coverage promotes the idea that we should anticipate a large-scale mental health crisis at best and nearly universal trauma at worst.  While there are very real risks related to our health and well-being in coping with these times, by considering the 3 E’s within the current context can provide a more hopeful, action-oriented framework.<br />