After learning about PACEs Science, most people ask, “What can I do?” The good news is that there are so many steps that we can take to become healing-centered! Action may involve engaging at individual, organizational, community, or policy levels.
NCTSN Trauma-Informed Organizational Assessment (TIOA), 2022
Helps organizations assess their current practices in the context of serving children and families who have experienced trauma. The NCTSN TIOA is a process created by the UCLA-Duke University National Center for Child Traumatic Stress (NCCTS). This course includes the assessment and accompanying resources for professionals interested in using the TIOA and provides information to get started, access to the assessment, guidance on using the assessment, and resources for implementation and organization change.
Comprising 35 items across five domains, this tool, created by the Center for Social Innovation, measures the degree to which an organization is engaged in trauma-informed practices.
Traumatic Stress Institutes’ ARTIC Scale, 2016
This was the first psychometrically valid measure of trauma-informed care published in the peer reviewed literature. It can also be used in education settings.