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TRAUMA RESOURCE INSTITUTE, INC

Build resilience. Awaken hope.

aka TRI   |   CLAREMONT, CA   |  www.traumaresourceinstitute.com

Mission

The Trauma Resource Institute is a non-profit organization that cultivates resiliency informed and trauma informed communities based on cutting edge neuroscience. We train individuals in biological-based models that restore resiliency, called the Community Resiliency Model(CRM)® and the Trauma Resiliency Model(TRM)®.\n\nOur Mission:\n• To take people from despair to hope through simple skills-based interventions based on cutting-edge research about the brain;\n• To expand access to wellness skills to enhance resiliency for our active duty service members, veterans and their families;\n• To expand access to biologically-based treatments by training frontline service providers, community leaders and clinicians in order to build local capacity in diverse communities nationally and internationally.

Ruling year info

2006

CEO

Michael Sapp

Main address

PO BOX 1891

CLAREMONT, CA 91711 USA

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EIN

20-2420669

NTEE code info

Mental Health Disorders (F70)

Other Public Safety, Disaster Preparedness, and Relief N.E.C. (M99)

Other Mental Health, Crisis Intervention N.E.C. (F99)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

TRI serves and trains a diverse community of children, adults, groups, and organizations affected by trauma. There are not enough mental health professionals to help the number of people impacted by traumatic events. Many individuals for different reasons including cultural perspectives, spiritual beliefs, a lack of resources, or an aversion to psychological interventions do not seek the help of mental health practitioners. They lack accessible, affordable, adaptable and culturally responsive mental health interventions. Their most pressing needs are simple tools for improving mental health, prevention strategies, and trauma and resiliency informed education from members of their own community.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Community Resiliency Model

The Community Resiliency Model (CRM)® trains community members to not only help themselves but to help others within their wider social network. The primary focus of this skills-based, stabilization program is to re-set the natural balance of the nervous system.
CRM’s goal is to help to create “trauma-informed” and “resiliency-focused” communities that share a common understanding of the impact of trauma and chronic stress on the nervous system and how resiliency can be restored or increased using this skills-based approach.

Population(s) Served
Adults

To bring Community Resiliency Model Skills to survivors of the earthquake of 2015 and to train trainers to teach skills to a wider community

Population(s) Served
Adults

Trained trainers in the Community Resiliency Model since Typhoon Yolanda

Population(s) Served
Adults

TO INCREASE CAPACITY TO TEACH THE SKILLS OF THE COMMUNITY RESILIENCY MODEL.

Population(s) Served
Adults

To train South Africans in Johannesburg in the CRM AND TRM MODELS

Population(s) Served
Adults

Supporting EdCamp Ukraine in their efforts to bring light and healing into very dark times for their country and communities.

Population(s) Served
Teachers
Children and youth
Adults

The Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM)® training is designed to teach skills to individuals and clinicians helping children and adults with traumatic stress reactions. TRM focuses on the biological basis of trauma and the automatic survival responses that the human body uses when faced with perceived threat. Survivors often report a renewed sense of hope as the activities of daily living become easier to manage as skills are incorporated into life as a wellness practice. TRM presents nine skills (the first six of which are the CRM wellness skills) using a scaffolding paradigm to help practitioners learn how to create a clinical treatment plan integrating the skills into practice.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Awards

RECOGNITION AWARD 2007

SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY- TRI'S ASSISTANCE WITH FIRES

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of hours of training

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

CRM + TRM Programs

Number of people trained

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

CRM + TRM

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

TRI is an organization dedicated to empowering individuals, communities, and organizations in their journey towards healing and recovery from trauma. Our overarching goal is to promote resilience, self-regulation, and community well-being through trauma- and resiliency-informed care. Specifically, we aim to:

1. Expand Access: Our primary goal is to make trauma-informed care accessible to a wider range of individuals, including those with diverse backgrounds and cultural perspectives.
2. Build Trauma-Informed and Resilient Communities: We strive to equip community leaders, practitioners, educators, healthcare professionals, and natural community leaders with the knowledge and tools to create trauma-informed and resilient communities.
3. Stay at the Forefront of Research and Best Practices: We are committed to continuous learning and innovation by staying engaged in trauma research and collaborating with partners to integrate best practices into our programs.
4. Foster Healing and Growth: Ultimately, our goal is to empower individuals and organizations to heal, grow, and thrive in the face of adversity.

Through our comprehensive training programs, partnerships, and commitment to building resilient communities, TRI works diligently to achieve these goals and make a meaningful impact on the well-being of those affected by trauma.

TRI employs a range of strategies to achieve its overarching goals of empowering individuals and communities to heal and recover from trauma. These strategies encompass:

1. Comprehensive Training Programs: TRI offers evidence-based training programs that equip individuals with practical skills for managing stress, improving emotional well-being, and fostering healthy relationships. These programs serve as a cornerstone for building trauma-informed communities.
2. Cultural Responsiveness: TRI recognizes the importance of cultural competence. We adapt our materials and training approaches to be culturally responsive, ensuring that our programs resonate with diverse populations and address their specific needs.
3. Community Engagement: TRI actively engages community members by training CRM Teachers within each community. This strategy promotes the widespread adoption of our model by individuals who understand the unique needs of their communities.
4. Partnerships and Collaboration: We collaborate with a wide range of organizations, including schools, hospitals, and other nonprofits, to integrate CRM into existing frameworks. These partnerships enhance our reach and impact in areas of significant need.
5. Measurement and Evaluation: TRI assesses the effectiveness of its programs through post-training evaluations, stakeholder feedback, and rigorous research studies. This data-driven approach ensures continuous improvement and alignment with community priorities.
6. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: We authentically embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion across all aspects of our work. Our commitment to DEI is reflected in our materials, training teams, and scholarship opportunities.
7. Financial Sustainability: TRI maintains financial sustainability through operational methods that include leveraging employees for training teams and building an operational reserve. We are committed to increasing revenue to meet growing demand.

In summary, TRI's strategies encompass comprehensive training, cultural responsiveness, community engagement, partnerships, measurement and evaluation, diversity, equity, inclusion, and financial sustainability. These strategies collectively contribute to our mission of empowering individuals and communities in their journey towards healing and recovery from trauma.

TRI is a small organization operating on a broad scale, well-equipped to meet its goals and mission. Our capabilities are exemplified through:

1. Diverse Board: Our active and diverse Board brings extensive backgrounds in wealth management, medical care, behavioral health services, organizational leadership, fundraising, and education. They provide invaluable oversight, guidance, and leverage their contacts to secure crucial financial support, ensuring TRI's financial sustainability and adherence to its mission.
2. Dedicated Executive Team: Our executive team leads the charge in fulfilling TRI's mission. They also actively engage as lead trainers and ambassadors of the organization, participating in conferences and collaborations with national stakeholders to promote our mission and work.
3. Expert Support Staff: Our support staff play a pivotal role in delivering cutting-edge content and ensuring the smooth functioning of our programs and services.
4. Collaborative Approach: We actively recruit a diverse group of independent contractors who bring a wide range of life experiences, knowledge, and perspectives to our training teams. This collaborative approach ensures that our services are tailored to reflect the communities we serve.

Our collective success at TRI is attributed to the combined efforts of our Board, staff, and independent contractors. Each member of our team is deeply committed and passionate about our mission of developing trauma and resilience-informed communities, one person and one community at a time. Our capabilities align directly with our goals, allowing us to make a meaningful impact on the well-being of individuals and communities affected by trauma.

TRI has made significant progress in its mission to empower individuals and communities to heal and recover from trauma. Our journey has been marked by a number of noteworthy achievements:

1. Expanding Reach: TRI has expanded its reach across diverse communities, providing trauma-informed training to a growing number of individuals, organizations, and professionals. Our evidence-based programs have reached communities in over 75 countries, making a global impact.
2. Cultural Responsiveness: We have continuously improved our cultural responsiveness by adapting our training materials and approaches to meet the unique needs of various populations. This approach has fostered greater engagement and resonance within communities we serve.
3. Community Engagement: Our strategy of training CRM Teachers within communities has resulted in increased community engagement. These CRM Teachers have become ambassadors for change, spreading trauma-informed practices and creating a ripple effect of healing.
4. Research and Evidence: TRI has played a pivotal role in expanding research on the Community Resiliency Model (CRM). Our model has been studied extensively in various settings, and numerous published studies have demonstrated its effectiveness in reducing symptoms of post-traumatic stress, depression, and anxiety.
5. Partnerships: Collaboration has been a cornerstone of our progress. We've partnered with organizations ranging from schools to healthcare providers, extending our reach and integrating CRM into diverse systems.
6. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion has been strengthened over the years. We've actively incorporated intersectionality and addressed systemic inequities in our training and materials.
7. Financial Sustainability: TRI has achieved financial sustainability through strategic operational methods. This financial stability has enabled us to offer scholarships, disaster relief, and expand our programs.
8. Future Outlook: Looking ahead, TRI aspires to continue expanding its reach, diversifying its programs, and furthering its commitment to promoting trauma-informed care and resilience across the globe.

In summary, TRI has made substantial progress by expanding its reach, promoting cultural responsiveness, engaging communities, contributing to research, forging partnerships, embracing diversity and equity, ensuring financial sustainability, and setting ambitious goals for the future. These achievements collectively signify our dedication to healing and transformation for individuals and communities impacted by trauma.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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TRAUMA RESOURCE INSTITUTE, INC

Board of directors
as of 10/06/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

James Loken

Cynthia Costas Cohen

Deborah Small

James Loken

Ronald Fish

Margaret Wheeler

April Tam

Brandy Chappell

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/6/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 06/29/2023

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.