March 2017–t3 (think. teach. transform.) announces the latest release of the TICOMETER©, a tool that measures the degree to which an organization is engaged in trauma-informed practices. It evaluates an organization’s needs and progress in implementing trauma-informed care and ensuring its sustainability. It is the first psychometrically-validated instrument that measures the levels of trauma-informed care in health and human service organizations.

Consisting of 35 items across five domains, the TICOMETER’s© assessment takes approximately 15 minutes for staff members to complete online and scores are available to the organization immediately. The five domains include:

1. Building trauma-informed knowledge and skills.
2. Establishing trusting relationships.
3. Respecting service users.
4. Fostering trauma-informed service delivery.
5. Promoting trauma-informed policies and procedures.

The TICOMETER© was created by the Center for Social Innovation with national experts. Learn more and access the TICOMETER© from t3 (think. teach. transform.).

t3, C4’s innovative training initiative, brings skills and knowledge to the human services workforce serving the most vulnerable populations, including people who have experienced homelessness, trauma, addiction, mental health, and substance use challenges. t3 trains in best and evidence-based practices such as Trauma-Informed Care, Motivational Interviewing (MI),and Critical Time Intervention (CTI). Learn how t3’s courses, podcasts, blog, and other resources can support your work.

The Center for Social Innovation promotes best practices that improve the lives of marginalized and vulnerable people. We focus on complex public health problems such as homelessness, trauma, mental illness, and addiction. Using state-of-the-art research, training, and technology, we help individuals, agencies, and communities deepen the impact of their work.