As our results come in, we ana­lyze the 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

Trauma Smart Program Feedback

The Trauma Smart Program Feedback form included both quantitative and qualitative information. Feedback was collected after Module 1, Module 5, and Module 10 during implementation year, and after completion of a sustaining year of Trauma Smart. Data collected during the 2020-2021 program year showed the majority of program participants agreed (4 on a 1 to 5 scale) or strongly agreed (5 on a 1 to 5 scale) that Trauma Smart was supporting their practice and their professional growth. Overall, participants agreed or strongly agreed with being satisfied with the Trauma Smart Training.

Per­for­mance Across 10 CLASS Domains 2013 — 2015

Early in our program development, Trauma Smart measured success using out­comes from the CLASS (Class­room Assess­ment Scor­ing Sys­tem) with our early learning partnership classrooms. The results below show improve­ment each year in class­room envi­ron­ment for schools imple­ment­ing Trau­ma Smart. The fol­low­ing arti­cles explain our find­ings and their ben­e­fit to schools:


In addi­tion to data out­comes, Trau­ma Smart mea­sures its suc­cess by the observ­able shifts in the orga­ni­za­tion. To read about some of those suc­cess­es, vis­it our In the News page.