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.


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”

Looking for a cost-effective, validated tool to measure trauma-informed care?

Organizations and schools understand that valid data is critical to advancing trauma-informed care (TIC) in their settings and demonstrating success. That’s why the Traumatic Stress Institute co-developed the ARTIC Scale, a psychometrically valid measure of professional and para-professional attitudes toward TIC.

The ARTIC Scale was co-developed by Dr. Courtney Baker of Tulane University and the Traumatic Stress Institute. It has been administered globally to more than 300,000 professionals in human service agencies, school systems, state agencies, and more.

    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 prioritizing formal research with an eye toward enhancing the tool.

    Paper and Pencil ARTIC Scale changes to ARTIC Scale

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

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