Measuring Trauma-Informed Care Across Sectors

Patricia D. Wilcox, LCSW & John Engel, MA

Thursday, February 11, 2021
10 am – 12 pm

2 CECs

$40 – UConn SSW Alumni and Current Field Instructors
$50 – All Others

Webinar link will be emailed when your registration is complete

Many agencies claim to be trauma-informed, but there is no agreement about what that actually means. How do you know if your staff are trauma-informed — how do you measure it? The steps to doing a program evaluation and common questions will be reviewed. A significant roadblock to this goal is a lack of reliable and valid tools that evaluate TIC. This presentation will review the state of measurement in the TIC field, including several instruments. It will introduce the Attitudes Related to Trauma Informed Care instrument, (ARTIC) one of the first empirically validated measures. The ARTIC is administered on-line and generates reports about staff beliefs. Multiple administrations can demonstrate progress in changing a program’s culture. It has been used by many agencies throughout the country and internationally.