Trauma Responsive Schools

What is the TRS-IA?

The Trauma Responsive Schools Implementation Assessment (TRS-IA) is a quality improvement tool developed by the NCTSN Treatment and Services Adaptation Center for Resilience, Hope, and Wellness in Schools and the National Center for School Mental Health

The TRS-IA is an evidence-informed self-assessment that comprises eight key domains of trauma-responsive schools and districts:

Whole school safety planning

Prevention/early intervention trauma programming

Whole school prevention planning

Targeted trauma-informed programming

Whole school trauma programming

Staff self-care

Classroom strategies

Family and community engagement

Administration time is less than 20 minutes. Automatically generated feedback reports support schools and districts working to enhance their trauma responsiveness.

How do I complete the TRS-IA?

To access and complete the TRS-IA, you must first create an account with the SHAPE System. Registration is simple and free! You may register as an individual or join a school or district team.

Once you create an account, you will have access to several useful tools:

Trauma
Responsive Schools Implementation Assessment
(TRS-IA)

School Mental Health Profile

School Mental Health Quality Assessment

Screening and Assessment Library > 

Curated
resource center
to support school mental health quality improvement

Access the TRS-IA and improve student mental health in your schools, districts, and states:

    What are the benefits of signing up for my state?

    When you sign up for your state in the SHAPE System, you'll:

    • Learn more about the quality of school mental health in schools and districts in your state
    • Compare progress in school mental health across your districts
    • Understand how your state school mental health efforts compare to those in other states
    • Access free, targeted resources to help advance your school mental health quality and sustainability

     

    What are the benefits of signing up for my school district?

    When you sign up for your school district in the SHAPE System, you'll:

    • Gain access to and be able to complete the School Mental Health Quality Assessment to better understand school mental health quality in your school
    • Access free, targeted resources to help advance your school mental health quality and sustainability
    • Advance a data-driven mental health team process for your district
    • Have your district counted in the National School Mental Health Census
    • Achieve SHAPE recognition to increase opportunities for federal, state, and local grant funding

     

    What are the benefits of signing up for my school?

    When you sign up for your school in the SHAPE System, you'll:

    • Gain access to and be able to complete the School Mental Health Quality Assessment to better understand school mental health quality in your school
    • Access free, targeted resources to help advance your school mental health quality and sustainability
    • Advance a data-driven mental health team process for your school
    • Have your school counted in the National School Mental Health Census
    • Achieve SHAPE recognition to increase opportunities for federal, state, and local grant funding

     

    What are the benefits if I sign up as an individual?

    When you sign up as an individual in the SHAPE System, you'll:

    • Gain access to and be able to complete the School Mental Health Quality Assessment to better understand school mental health quality in your school or district
    • Access free, targeted resources to help advance your school mental health quality and sustainability
    • Jumpstart your understanding of the SHAPE System before your school, district, or state joins