Original Needs Assessment

The data from the initial needs assessment, conducted electronically in October 2018, is linked below. A few questions have been removed from the report to maintain the anonymity of the 109 organizations who responded. The data is collective in an effort to provide a snapshot of the status of the state of Wisconsin in regards to trauma-informed competencies and training needs.

 
 

Click through highlights of the Needs Assessment here:

 

IMPACT OF THE ORIGINAL REGIONAL TRAININGS IN NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 2018

The initial Core Curriculum trainings were offered in November and December of 2018. One was held in each of the five regions of Wisconsin, in collaboration with the Department of Children and Families. The trainings reached an interdisciplinary audience, working with staff and administrators in a wide range of child-and-family-serving entities. As a result, participants came to the trainings with a wide range of prior experience with trama-informed care—from no previous knowledge or experience to highly skilled practitioners from agencies who have been working to implement trauma-responsive practices for an extended period of time. This is the initial data from the impact of those trainings.

 
  • 143 People Registered Total

  • 104 People Attended Total
    (including 14 Webinar Participants)

Click through graphs of the initial impact here:

  • Preliminary data from RSVPs show a wide range of work roles, as well as baseline competency.

  • The most common self-rating (over 50%) among registrants was “somewhat competent”.

Click through graphs of the participants’ pre-training baseline data here:

  • Even with a relatively high competency level before the training, 79.7% of participants reported that they were more competent or significantly more competent in providing trauma-informed principles with clientele after the training.

  • At similar rate, 78.3% of participants reported that, after the training, they were more competent or significantly more competent in providing trauma-informed principles with team members at work.

Click through graphs of the post-training impact here:

 

Final Report:

As of June 30, 2019, the Wisconsin Hawthorn Project completed its inaugural contract with the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families. To learn about what was accomplished, overcome, and learned, review the Final Report.