With support from the Daniels Fund, the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, the Homelessness Resource Center, and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the National Center on Family Homelessness (NCFH) has created the Trauma-Informed Organizational Toolkit to provide programs with a roadmap for becoming trauma-informed. The Toolkit offers homeless service providers with concrete guidelines for how to modify their practices and policies to ensure that they are responding appropriately to the needs of families who have experienced traumatic stress. The Trauma-Informed Organizational Toolkit includes:
1. The Trauma-Informed Organizational Self Assessment. The Self-Assessment is designed to help programs evaluate their practices and based on their findings, adapt their programming to support recovery and healing among their clients.
2. A User’s Guide. The User’s Guide is designed to assist programs in implementing the Self Assessment and contains additional information about this assessment tool and what it means to provide trauma-informed care.
3. A How-To Manual for Creating Organizational Change. The Manual identifies concrete steps that organizations can take if they are interested in becoming trauma-informed. These steps include the use of the Self Assessment and User’s Guide to begin this process.