DC Trauma-Informed Care Survey
The District of Columbia Office of Victim Services and Justice Grants (OVSJG) in collaboration with Give an Hour is conducting an environmental scan and analysis of the state of trauma-informed care in the District. The first component of this environmental scan is a survey of professionals throughout the District.

The information you provide will be held in confidence by all parties involved in this survey and no respondent will be identified in any manner.
Length of Survey
5 - 10 minutes
Reward for Your Time
As a thank you for your participation and assistance with the development of a clear understanding of the provision of trauma-informed care in the District, all completed and submitted surveys will be entered into a random drawing for one (1) of three (3) $100 VISA gift cards.
Goal of Survey
This survey will allow us to gather important information from service providers as it relates to trauma-informed care professional development needs.
Definition of Trauma
"An event, series of events, or set of circumstances that is experienced by an individual as physically or emotionally harmful or life threatening and that has lasting adverse effects on the individual’s functioning and mental, physical, social, emotional, or spiritual well-being." (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration [SAMHSA], 2019.)

Definition of Trauma Informed Care
Currently, there is no universally agreed upon definition of “trauma-informed care.” One aim of this project will be to work with stakeholders and service providers to develop a shared definition for the district. A commonly used approach to describing trauma-informed care has been suggested by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), which encourages an understanding of trauma and an awareness of the impact it can have across settings, services, and populations. It involves viewing trauma through an ecological and cultural lens and recognizing that context plays a significant role in how individuals perceive and process traumatic events, whether acute or chronic. It involves four (4) key elements: 1) realizing the prevalence of trauma; 2) recognizing how trauma affects all individuals involved with the program, organization or system, including its own workforce; 3) responding by putting this knowledge into practice; and 4) resisting retraumatization. (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration [SAMHSA], 2019.)
Are you familiar with the concept of trauma-informed care – either the one offered above by SAMHSA or another? *
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In your opinion, do you and/or your organization currently provide trauma-informed care? *
If yes, how long have you and/or your organization been providing trauma-informed care?
Do you and/or your organization currently implement any of the following trauma-informed treatment modalities? (Please select all that apply.) *
Required
Are you and/or your organization currently working with seniors, adults, young adults, youth, and/or children who have experienced trauma?
If you answered yes, approximately what percentage of the individuals that you and/or your organization are working with who have experienced trauma fall into the following categories. Your completed answer should total 100%.
Seniors (65 and Older)
Your answer
Adults (26 – 64 years old):
Your answer
Young Adults (18 -25 years old):
Your answer
Youth (13 – 17 years old):
Your answer
Children (12 years old and younger):
Your answer
Have you and/or your organization participated in professional development workshops and/or other opportunities related to trauma and trauma-informed care during the last three (3) years?
If you answered yes, in what area(s)?
Your answer
Do you feel that you and/or your organization would benefit from professional or organizational development related to trauma and trauma-informed care?
Does your organization have policies/procedures addressing trauma-informed care?
On a scale of 1 – 5, with 1 being “strongly agree” and 5 being “strongly disagree,” please consider the following professional development activities and provide input as to your level of interest related to each topic.
My Organization/School/Clinical Practice has trauma-informed systems, policies, and procedures.
Strongly Agree
Strongly Disagree
I would like to increase my educational and awareness level surrounding trauma, trauma impact, resilience, and trauma-informed care.
Strongly Agree
Strongly Disagree
I would like to learn more about how to implement trauma-informed, resilience-oriented best practices suited to my practice and/or my organization.
Strongly Agree
Strongly Disagree
I would like to embed an understanding of trauma and resilience into all intake, screening, and assessment policies, procedures, practices, and processes in my practice and/or my organization.
Strongly Agree
Strongly Disagree
I am interested in developing a trauma-informed and resilient workforce.
Strongly Agree
Strongly Disagree
I am interested in building resilience in myself and/or my workforce and between my colleagues through prevention efforts that address secondary traumatic stress and compassion fatigue.
Strongly Agree
Strongly Disagree
I am interested in creating a safe and nurturing workplace that avoids re-traumatization and promotes resilience.
Strongly Agree
Strongly Disagree
I am interested in knowing more about methods related to increasing the engagement, involvement, and resilience of my clients.
Strongly Agree
Strongly Disagree
What type(s) of professional development opportunity(ies) would you and/or your organization find most beneficial? (Please select all that apply.)
Do you have a model/approach that has been especially helpful – or one that you would like to learn more about?
Your answer
Do you have any other comments you would like to share related to the provision of trauma-informed care in the District?
Your answer
Please answer the following information as we gather a complete representation of trauma-informed care in the District.
Name: (optional)
Your answer
Title:
Your answer
Organization (Please select all that apply.)
Field/Discipline
Organization/Agency (optional)
Your answer
Gender
Race/Ethnicity
Are you able to provide bilingual services to your clients?
If yes, what language(s), other than English, can you provide directly (as opposed to using a language-access service)? (Please select all that apply.)
If no, do you use a language-access service to provide interpreter (oral communication) and/or translation (written communication) services for your clients?
If yes, what language-access service do you use?
Your answer
Licensure/Credentials
Are you Licensed to Practice in the District of Columbia?
Would you be willing to participate in a brief focus group that will enable us to gather more in-depth information about the state of trauma-informed care in the District?
Would you be willing for Give an Hour to contact you about trauma-informed care professional development and volunteer opportunities?
Would you be willing to donate one (1) hour a week to Enhancing the District's Response to Trauma to provide free and confidential trauma-specific mental health services to residents of the District of Columbia and their families who cannot afford services? These individuals include: victims of crime, justice-involved adults and juveniles, previously incarcerated persons managing reentry, and youth at risk of truancy or juvenile delinquency. At Give an Hour we believe that within our communities we have the resources to address many of society’s challenges that result in emotional pain and suffering. By harnessing the skills and generosity of citizens across our nation and around the world, we provide those in need with help and hope.
If you answered yes to any of the three (3) preceding questions, please provide your contact information.
Name:
Your answer
Telephone Number:
Your answer
Mobile Telephone Number
Your answer
E-mail Address:
Your answer
Thank you very much for your assistance with this project.
To learn more about Give an Hour, please visit: www.giveanhour.org.

*This survey was produced by Give an Hour, under 2019-PGAHDC-0001, awarded by the Office of Victim Services and Justice Grants, Executive Office of the Mayor, District of Columbia. The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this website are those of the contributors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the Executive Office of the Mayor.
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