Looking for a tool to measure how trauma-informed your agency is?

Not sure how to measure trauma-informed practices at your agency?

Below is an “at a glance” tool that you can use to explore the existing trauma-informed agency or organizational tools that best match your needs.
This is the starting point. For more information or to give feedback, contact Matthew Reddam, T2 Policy to Practice Coordinator: matthew.reddam@ebac.org

Other Considerations
Trauma-Informed Agency Assessment (TIAA) Version 1.4
Maine Dept. of Health and Human Services
Child Serving Agencies, Youth, & Family
1. Physical & Emotional Safety
2. Youth and Family Empowerment, Choice, & Collaboration
3. Trauma Competence
4. Trustworthiness
5. Commitment to Trauma-informed Philosophy
6. Cutural Populations and Trauma
Permission needed for use Developer requests data collection Contact: Jay.Yoe@maine.gov
Agencies serving children who experience trauma and their familes. Measure is validated making data collection and results more applicable
Trauma-Informed Program Self-Assessment Scale
Roger D. Fallot, Ph.D. & Maxine Harris, Ph.D. Child/Adult Serving Agencies/Programs 1. Program Procedures & Settings
2. Formal Service Policy
3. Trauma Screening, Assessment, & Service Policy
4. Admin Support for Program-Wide Trauma-Informed Services
5. Staff Trauma Training & Education
6. Human Resources Practices
Available online at the following: https://www.healthcare.uiowa.edu/icmh/documents/CCTICSelf-AssessmentandPlanningProtocol0709.pdf
This is the original document that most Trauma-Informed Agency Assessments used as a template--Beneficial for education and creation of assessment to suit individual needs of agency/county
Organizational Self-Assessment: Adoption of Trauma-Informed Care Practice
National Council For Community Behavioral Healthcare Child/Adult Serving Agencies/Programs 1. Early Screening & Comprehensive Assessment of Trauma
2. Consumer Driven Care & Services
3. Trauma-informed, Educated, & Responsive Workforce
4. Provision of Trauma-Informed, Evidence-Based and Emerging Best Practices
5. Create Safe and Secure Environments
6. Engage in Community Outreach and Partnership Building
Use of tool is part of a larger consultation package with the National Council Contact: cheryls@thenationalcouncil.org
Organizations interested in improving their policies, procedures, practices, and social and physical environment to reflect core principles of TIC
Trauma-Informed Care Organizational Self-Assessment for Consumer-Run Organizations
Wisconsin Dept. of Health Services Child/Adult Serving Agencies/Programs 1. Supporting Staff Development
2. Creating a Safe & Supportive Environment (assessment includes subcategories)
Use of tool is free and downloadable here--No fee associated

Consumer-run mental health recovery organizations begin to develop TIC in their environment, programs, & services
Creating Trauma-Informed Care Environments: An Organizational Self-Assessment
University of South Florida Child/Adult Serving Agencies/Programs (alternate version available for youth residential) 1. Demonstrate a minimum threshold of organizational readiness and build the capacity to implement a new practice model.
2. Provide support and infrastructure to monitor and evaluate practices and outcomes on an ongoing and continuous basis.
3. Demonstrate organizational practice standards for implementation of trauma-informed care.
4. Demonstrate program practice standards for implementation of trauma-informed care.
5. Staff is effective in engaging consumer and families in trauma informed care practice.
6. Consumers and families are empowered to take an active role in the organization.
Tool Available Here: USF TIC Organizational Self-Assessment Tool.pdf
Organizations just beginning or already practicing principles of TIC
Trauma-Organizational Self-Assessment
Orchard Place/Child Guidance Center's Trauma Informed Care Project Child/Adult Serving Agencies/Programs 1. Supporting Staff Development
2. Creating a Safe & Supportive Environment
3. Assessing & Planning Services
4. Involving Consumers
5. Adapting Policies
Use of tool is free and available here
Assessment of organizations readiness to implement a trauma-infomred approach
TreSIA Self-Assessment
epower & associates Child/Adult Serving Agencies/Programs 1. Leadership & Culture
2. Trauma-Informed Care/Response Structure
3. Policies and Processes
4. Employee Skills
5. Tools and Resources
Use of tool is available here
Assessing where organization is relative to key characteristics in environments that operate from a trauma-informed perspective
Trauma Informed Organizational Assessment
National Center on Family Homelessness Child/Adult Serving Agencies/Programs 1. Supportug Staff Development
2. Creating Safe & Supportive Environments
3. Accessing & Planning Services
4. Involving Consumers
5. Adapting Policies
Toolkit available here
Toolkit used for information, education, and tools that are available for assessment of agency need and current trauma informed integration
Trauma–Informed Organizational Self-Assessment for Child Abuse Prevention Agencies
Wisconsin Children's Trust Fund Child Abuse Prevention Agencies 1. Supporting Staff Development
2. Creating a Safe and Supportive Environment
3. Assessing and Planning Services
4. Involving Participants
5. Adapting Policies
Assessment available here
Adapted from the Fallot & Harris Toolkit, this assessment is specific to child abuse prevention agencies looking to examine their current trauma informed system
Trauma Informed Care (TIC) Organizational Self Assessment
Shift Your Perspective Trauma Informed Care Child/Adult Serving Agencies/Programs 1. Organizational Readiness for TIC Change
2. TIC Organizational, Clinical, & Mileu Practices
3. Consumer Engagement
Assessment available here
Assessment intended to hlp agency identify components of trauma-informed care that may be selected for an action plan