Trauma Responsive Schools Theory of Change Toolkit: Version Two, National Edition
The Trauma Responsive Schools Theory of Change Toolkit is designed to guide users to develop a plan and to organize efforts to meet evidence-based practice standards in creating trauma responsive schools. The toolkit integrates knowledge about trauma into policies, procedures, and practices. Throughout, it aims to avoid re-traumatization. The toolkit provides an action-oriented guide for school administrators, staff, and teachers, along with community systems that serve children, youth, and families.
The Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center edited and contributed to this product, ensuring the original product (developed at a state level) was appropriate for a broader, national audience.
- Evelin Gomez
- Ashley Brock-Baca
- Angèle Fauchier
Editor and Contributor
- Erin Briley, Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center
Gomez, E., Brock-Baca, A., & Fauchier, A. (2020). Trauma Responsive Schools Theory of Change Toolkit. Version 2, National Edit. Denver, Colorado: Colorado Office of Behavioral Health. Retrieved from (MHTTC product landing page)
Version One and the Statewide Toolkit
COACT Colorado has developed two toolkits, based on the Trauma-Responsive Schools Theory of Change and the Statewide Trauma-Responsive Theory of Change.
The Trauma-Responsive Schools Theory of Change Toolkit: Version One
Available for download, free of charge. This toolkit offers an action plan for implementing trauma-responsive practices to help address each school’s unique priorities using this Theory of Change. It contains guidance and recommendations based on the current research and the real-world experiences of teachers, administrators, staff, families, and communities. The Toolkit is intended to integrate trauma-responsive approaches with other initiatives, procedures, and daily activities in the education setting.
Statewide Trauma-Responsive Theory of Change Toolkit
The Statewide Trauma-Responsive Theory of Change Toolkit offers an action plan for implementing trauma-responsive practices to help address each agency’s unique priorities using this Theory of Change. The Statewide Toolkit is applicable to any agency or system that serves children, youth, and families, including behavioral health, child welfare, juvenile justice, courts, medicine, early childhood, and various non-profit organizations.