Interest in addressing child trauma has surged in the past two decades, sparked by research on the effects of trauma exposure. As a result, child-serving organizations are increasingly integrating trauma-informed approaches; however, there is limited research on how to measure the effectiveness of these approaches. This Issue Brief reviews 49 surveys (or measures) of trauma-informed approaches and identifies promising examples that can be used by programs, organizations, and broader service systems to help evaluate how they are supporting the health of children affected by trauma.
Are We Trauma-Informed? Tools to Measure Progress in a Program, School, or Organization