Ongoing evaluation allows Trauma Smart to ensure it provides data-driven programming.

As our results come in, we analyze our outcome data to truly understand what it means.

Attitudes Related to Trauma-Informed Care (ARTIC) 2018-2019

Attitudes related to trauma informed care improved in all seven subscales and overall for agencies and schools implementing Trauma Smart during the 2018-2019 school year. Researchers conducted paired-samples t-tests to determine if the difference between mean pretest and posttest ARTIC scores was statistically significant for the participants who had individual identifiers. For all seven subscales and the overall, ARTIC pretest to posttest increases were statistically significant (p<.05). For more information about the ARTIC and subscales, please see "How to Use the ARTIC"


Performance Across 10 CLASS Domains 2013 - 2015

Outcomes from the CLASS (Classroom Assessment Scoring System) below show improvement each year in classroom environment for schools implementing Trauma Smart. The following articles explain our findings and their benefit to schools:

• A Model for Creating a Supportive Trauma-Informed Culture for Children in Preschool Settings (Published in the Journal of Child and Family Studies)
• Creating Trauma-Informed Schools
• An Evaluation of Trauma Smart® in Three Community Head Start Programs and three Elementary Schools: Annual Expansion Report


We evaluate and refine our program based on what works. These are some of the ways we measure our success.

• ARTIC (Attitudes Related to Trauma-Informed Care) Scale

• Childhood Trust Events Survey

• CLASS (Classroom Assessment Scoring System)

• ASEBA (Achenbach System of Empirically Based Assessment)