The Traumatic Stress Institute fosters the transformation of organizations and service systems to trauma-informed care (TIC) through the delivery of whole-system consultation, professional training, coaching, and research.

ARTIC Scale – Online

Attitudes Related to Trauma-Informed Care

Measure what matters, measure trauma-informed care

Leading the Way in TIC Assessment

California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse (CEBC) scores the Attitudes Related to Trauma-Informed Care (ARTIC) Scale with highest rating – “A – Psychometrics Well-Demonstrated”

Online ARTIC Changing Course

The ARTIC Scale was originally offered in 2016 as a paper & pencil tool. In 2019, TSI developed an advancement in the ARTIC Scale by offering it in a full-service, online format. As of May 2024 we are limiting use of the Online ARTIC to existing Online ARTIC clients and our Whole-System Change Clients. While we recognize its benefits, we are looking to transition to a more sustainable delivery model, in addition to more research with an eye toward enhancing the tool.

ARTIC Scale (formerly called the Paper & Pencil ARTIC Scale)

Given the changes with the Online ARTIC availability, the paper/pencil ARTIC will now again be referred to as simpley the ARTIC Scale.

  • Psychometrically-valid, with 7 sub-scales
  • Online administration via phone, tablet, or computer
  • Multiple time points, with graphed comparisons
  • Automated data collection, analysis, and reporting 
  • Confidential dashboard reports for individual staff
  • Dashboard reports for organizations, with implementation recommendations and resources
  • Cost-effective and user-friendly
  • Trauma-informed care  measurement made easy
  • State-of-the-art measurement tool
  • Ideal for data novices and experts alike 
  • Promotes data-driven decision-making across programs/sites/departments and staff roles
  • Targets training and resources where most needed
  • Accelerates and fine tunes TIC implementation 
Advanced Advanced Plus

Every purchase of the online ARTIC Scale is for use with a single program evaluation/study. Discounts will be available for purchasers to do more than one or a series of program evaluations/studies.

In general, single program evaluation/study is characterized by:  1) use of the same ARTIC version across time points; 2) a question that the program evaluation/study seeks to answer that is consistent across all time points; and 3) a group of respondents that share consistent characteristics (i.e., same agency or school system, same set of departments or schools, same job roles) across all time points.

Full ARTIC-45 Full ARTIC-45

Online Data Collection using phone, tablet, or computer

Online Data Collection using phone, tablet, or computer

Automated Data Analysis Automated Data Analysis
Individual Respondent Reports on Dashboard Individual Respondent Reports on Dashboard
Organizational Reports on Dashboard Organizational Reports on Dashboard
Multiple Time Points Over 3 Years (Up to 4 time points in year one and up to 2 time points in both year 2 and year 3) Multiple Time Points Over 3 Years (Up to 4 time points in year one and up to 2 time points in both year 2 and year 3)
Core Demographics Core Demographics Plus Comparisons between Sites/Programs/Departments