New Resource for DV Programs! A Guide for Using the Trauma-Informed Practice (TIP) Scales, by Drs. Cris M. Sullivan and Lisa Goodman

Many human service and advocacy-based organizations are committed to providing trauma-informed practices (TIP) to people using their services, and domestic violence (DV) programs are no exception. Some DV programs have a long history of using a trauma-informed lens in their work, while others are newer to the concept.

Regardless of where on the continuum of TIP such organizations lie, until now none has had a tool for examining, from the survivor’s perspective, the extent to which they are truly engaging in the type of practice to which they aspire.

A Guide for Using the Trauma-Informed Practice (TIP) Scales

The TIP was created to be used easily by community programs so that they can:

  • Identify their areas of strength and weakness.
  • Improve their practices.
  • Demonstrate to funders and other key stakeholders that they are incorporating trauma-informed principles into their work.

More resources:

NCDVTMH’s research work includes developing trauma-informed outcome measures, reviewing currently available trauma-specific treatment modalities that are relevant to survivors, and much more. More information can be found here:

The Domestic Violence Evidence Project, an initiative of the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV), is designed to respond to the growing emphasis on identifying and integrating “evidence-based practice.” Tools and resources can be found here:



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