Monday May 2, 2016 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM EDT
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Alida Conley 
Traumtic Stress Institute of Klingberg Family Centers 

Measuring Trauma-Informed Care Using the ARTIC Scale 

Webinar Description

The ARTIC is the first psychometrically valid measure of trauma-informed care (TIC) to be published in the peer reviewed literature (Baker, Brown, Wilcox, Overstreet, & Arora, 2015). ARTIC stands for Attitudes Related to Trauma Informed Care. It is a measure of professional and para-professional attitudes favorable or unfavorable toward TIC and was developed collaboratively by the Traumatic Stress Institute of Klingberg Family Centers and Dr. Courtney Baker at Tulane University

The ARTIC was developed because there is currently few, if any, objective ways to determine the extent to which a system is trauma-informed. The TIC field is primed to move from conceptual thinking to data-driven decision-making, but is hampered by the absence of psychometrically robust instruments of TIC. The ARTIC is a low-cost, practical, and immediate way to measure TIC within organizations and schools.

This webinar will:

  • Review the current status of measurement of trauma-informed care.
  • Discuss why the ARTIC was created and why a measurement of attitudes.
  • Summarize the evidence supporting the ARTIC.
  • Explain where and how the ARTIC can be used.
  • Discuss how to obtain and begin using the ARTIC in your organization.


Courtney Baker, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at Tulane University and developer with colleagues of the ARTIC. She is the recent recipient and co-PI on a federal National Institute of Justice-funded grant on trauma-informed schools. Her career is committed to bridging the gap between research and practice, with a particular focus on facilitating the translation of evidence-based programs into under-resourced school and community settings. Dr. Baker’s research is guided by the fields of dissemination and implementation research and prevention science, and it is distinguished by its interdisciplinary nature.

Steve BrownSteve Brown, Psy.D. is the Director of the Traumatic Stress Institute of Klingberg Family Centers and Coordinator of the Risking Connection Training Program.  He also was a developer of the ARTIC. For 15 years, Steve has worked with organizations internationally to help them transform their practice and culture to one that is trauma-sensitive and trauma-informed. He trains professionals on psychological trauma, trauma-informed care, vicarious traumatization, and healthy sexuality.  In addition to being a psychologist, he is a long time sexuality educator/trainer and author of Streetwise to Sex-Wise: Sexuality Education for High Risk Youth.  


Sponsoring Organizations

The Traumatic Stress Institute (TSI) of Klingberg Family Centers promotes excellence in trauma-informed care both within Klingberg and with organizations nationally and internationally who treat clients with histories of psychological trauma and attachment disruptions. TSI helps organizations foster trauma-sensitive treatment cultures, increase clinical expertise, develop stable and well-trained work forces, and achieve lasting results with difficult clients. Through training and consultation, TSI has assisted organizations reduce restraints and seclusions, decrease staff turnover, operate more effectively within an increasingly competitive marketplace, and improve outcomes for children and families.

Klingberg Family Centers, founded in 1903, is a private, nonprofit multi-service agency providing help to hundreds of persons across Connecticut each year. Our mission is to extend hope and healing to children and families whose lives have been affected by abuse in its various forms. Klingberg has earned national recognition for training and consultation on implementing and sustaining trauma-informed care.