Trauma-Informed Care │ Our Services
AIR supports systems in creating and bolstering trauma-informed environments, practices, policies, and programs that transform, uplift and empower administrators, staff, and service recipients. AIR offers a range of trauma-informed services designed to transform systems and increase capacity to provide trauma-informed care.
Training and Technical Assistance
AIR brings extensive expertise providing training and technical assistance (TTA) to support systems in capacity building efforts to adopt a trauma-informed, survivor-driven approach to care. AIR applies a public health approach to addressing trauma and supports systems in adopting a universal, trauma-informed approach to have the broadest reach and impact.
AIR supports organizations across all stages of the journey towards creating and sustaining trauma-informed practices and environments. AIR capacity-building work spans individual agencies, schools, and districts; state agencies; statewide coalitions; and multi-agency learning collaboratives. Our TTA projects range from short-term support to intensive, multiyear efforts to build organizational capacity in trauma-informed care.
Trauma-Informed Schools Professional Development Support Services
For the state of Connecticut’s Capitol Region Education Council AIR is providing training and technical assistance to support 3 schools in adopting a trauma-informed approach as part of a multi-year professional development project.
Trauma-Informed Capacity-Building Project
For the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, AIR is providing training and technical assistance to support state-funded housing providers in providing trauma-informed care via state-wide trainings on trauma-informed care and the facilitation of a trauma-informed capacity-building collaborative for a subset of providers to support in-depth implementation of trauma-informed practice.
Trauma-Informed Training and Support for Agencies Serving Runaway and Homeless Youth
For the Federal Youth Services Bureau’s Runaway and Homeless Youth Training and Technical Assistance Center, AIR provided training and technical assistance to support Runaway and Homeless Youth (RHY) grantees in providing trauma-informed care for youth exposed to multiple forms of trauma, including sexual and gender-based violence. TTA included assisting programs in assessing their current capacity in trauma-informed care, developing online resources related to trauma-informed care, and overseeing a learning collaborative for supporting the adoption of a trauma-informed approach in programs serving runaway and homeless youth.
Trauma-Informed Capacity-Building Project
For the statewide South Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, AIR supported a collective capacity-building effort that included conducting a trauma-informed capacity assessment across member agencies, providing trauma-related web-based training and resources to all coalition members, and providing intensive training and consultation to a learning cohort to support trauma-informed organizational change efforts in DV settings.
Multi-System Trauma-Informed Collaborative for Children Exposed to Violence (MSTIC)
For the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s Multi-System Trauma-Informed Collaborative for Children Exposed to Violence (MSTIC), AIR and Chapin Hall Center for Children at the University of Chicago, provided training and technical assistance to support three U.S. states through a strategic planning process for developing a coordinated, cross-system strategy for ensuring a shared understanding of trauma and its impact, and collectively aligning practices and policies to improve the identification, screening, assessment, and treatment of children and youth exposed to violence.
Trauma-Informed Care for Women Veterans Experiencing Homelessness
Part of the Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation’s Mental Health and Well-being Initiative, AIR oversaw a first-of-its-kind, multi-site demonstration project, funded as part of the, to build the capacity of community-based organizations to adopt a trauma-informed, gender responsive approach to serving women Veterans using our trauma-informed care curriculum.
AIR is well-versed in developing tools and resources for supporting trauma-informed service delivery that can be adapted to different contexts and used by providers to sustain their efforts to provide trauma-informed care.
- AIR’s Trauma-Informed Organizational Capacity Scale (TIC Scale) is the first psychometrically validated instrument to measure current level of trauma-informed care in health and human service organizations.
- Building a Multi-System Trauma-Informed Collaborative: A Guide to Adopting a Multi-System Trauma-informed Approach. A guide for developing a coordinated, cross-system strategy for addressing trauma in child and youth-serving systems.
- Trauma-Sensitive Schools Training Package. For the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments, AIR developed a comprehensive package that brings together the latest research on the effects of adversity on children and youth and best practices for creating trauma-sensitive educational settings.
- Trauma-Informed Care for Displaced Populations: A Guide for Community-Based Service Providers (PDF). A toolkit for supporting organizations in implementing trauma-informed, culturally appropriate programs and practices.
- Trauma-Informed Care for Women Veterans Experiencing Homelessness: A Guide for Service Providers (PDF). For the U.S. Department of Labor Women’s Bureau, AIR developed the Trauma-Informed Care for Women Veterans Experiencing Homelessness: A Guide for Service Providers, included as a promising strategy for serving women veterans in a White House Strengthening Our Military Families report.
- Trauma-Informed Organizational Toolkit for Homeless Services (PDF). A first-of-its-kind trauma-informed curriculum for homelessness service organizations.