Hello All,

I'm just going to put this out there. What indicators/metrics do you use (or can point me to) that measure a community's success at being trauma-informed?  More specifically, what indicators/metrics do you use to demonstrate a strengthening of social connections? 

I look forward to responses. Thanks!

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Hi, Mike:

We have a presentations tracker used by more than 60 geographic-based communities on ACEsConnection. It's been so popular that any ACEs initiative that launches a community on ACEsConnection has one added to their site on ACEsConnection. Here's some information about it: https://www.acesconnection.com...resentations-tracker

Also, in the next few weeks we'll debut the Community Resilience Tracker, which tracks organizations' progress in becoming trauma-informed and correlates that on a map with the burden of ACEs in a particular geographic area of a community. We're also adding sector-specific outcome data across a community. This will be part of our offering for communities that want to participate in a cooperative of communities that we'll be saying more about soon.

Hi!  Our community has struggled with this question for months.  We certainly are measuring how many organizations receive a training on resilience skills, how many people have seen the movie Resilience, how many physicians screen for ACEs, and going forward are considering measuring how many organizations take an organizational assessment to learn about things they can do to be more trauma-informed.  The hard part is how do we measure what is DIFFERENT about our community as a result of our work?  

How do we measure that the population is more resilient?  This is where we struggle.  Would love for ACEs Connection to help on this huuuuuuge question.  We are stumped.

Below are some resources that I have found helpful. A lot of work being done in the UK and Canada with reference metrics in the community, and also within a context (e.g. school, or food security which we are currently exploring).

 

Measuring Resilience (with specific examples related to food security) https://assets.publishing.serv...ilience_May_2016.pdf

Approaches to measuring academic resilience, a systematic review: https://pdfs.semanticscholar.o...81ea8a1c45960071.pdf  and website that explains what academic resilience is: https://youngminds.org.uk/medi...demic-resilience.pdf 

Understanding core resilience elements and indicators: a comprehensive review of literature: http://lindaliebenberg.com/wp-...on-November-2017.pdf

Glasgow Center for Population Health. Resilience for public health: Supporting transformation in people and communities

British Medical Journal. Road to resilience: a systematic review and meta-analysis of resilience training programmes and intervention

Mental Health Commission of New South Wales. Building Community Resilience and Wellbeing Report

Priti Irani posted:

Below are some resources that I have found helpful. A lot of work being done in the UK and Canada with reference metrics in the community, and also within a context (e.g. school, or food security which we are currently exploring).

 

Measuring Resilience (with specific examples related to food security) https://assets.publishing.serv...ilience_May_2016.pdf

Approaches to measuring academic resilience, a systematic review: https://pdfs.semanticscholar.o...81ea8a1c45960071.pdf  and website that explains what academic resilience is: https://youngminds.org.uk/medi...demic-resilience.pdf 

Understanding core resilience elements and indicators: a comprehensive review of literature: http://lindaliebenberg.com/wp-...on-November-2017.pdf

Glasgow Center for Population Health. Resilience for public health: Supporting transformation in people and communities

British Medical Journal. Road to resilience: a systematic review and meta-analysis of resilience training programmes and intervention

Mental Health Commission of New South Wales. Building Community Resilience and Wellbeing Report

I thought the [Canadian] Aboriginal Healing Foundation's sequential reports were quite noteworthy, after having read the report of the Canadian Solicitor General's Report on the Aboriginal Residential Schools. 

The FITT Center, a NCTSN Center in Baltimore, is replicating the Trauma Informed Resilient City Breakthrough Series Collaborative and finding that the process has some sustainability power.  Check out the Collaborative Change Framework and the metrics teams used at https://thefittcenter.org/

Feel free to contact Kay Connors kconnors@som.umaryland.edu

or Laurel Kiser lkiser@som.umaryland.edu to learn more about it.

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