Organizational Accreditation

Trauma Resilient Educational Communities (TREC)

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Trauma-Resilient Organization

TREC Organizational Accreditation is a comprehensive process that helps organizations, their staff and ultimately those they serve build resilience through equity-focused, healing-centered, and trauma-resilient practices.

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TREC Accreditation
The TREC training reminds our staff that each colleague and each student has her own history and path and goals and that success is to be found in supporting those individual trajectories.

Erika Kyte

School Social Worker

How it Works

TREC's Organizational Accreditation includes participation in professional development sessions, professional well-being surveys, the launch of resiliency program(s), a needs and strengths assessment, the establishment of a TREC work group, a self-study, and the creation of a sustainability action plan.

Through this process, organizations learn how to build a trauma-resilient culture and create a safe and supportive environment for those impacted by trauma. This includes implementing trauma-resilient practices and policies, providing ongoing professional development and support, and establishing systems for continuous improvement.

By participating in the TREC Organizational Accreditation, organizations can not only support the well-being of their staff and those they serve, but also improve outcomes and increase overall resilience within their communities.

Benefits of Accreditation

There are several potential benefits of becoming an accredited Trauma-Resilient School or Organization. These benefits may include:

  1. Recognition and credibility: Trauma-Resilient Accreditation indicates that the school or organization meets certain standards and criteria related to trauma-resilient education. This can help to enhance the school's reputation and credibility and may also attract students and families who are looking for a school that focuses on promoting mental health and well-being.
  2. Employee Well-Being and Retention: Through the implementation of trauma-resilient practices and strategies result in a range of benefits, including lower rates of absenteeism, higher levels of morale and productivity, reduced turnover, improved employee retention, and increased job satisfaction and well-being.
  3. Improved student outcomes: Accredited Trauma-Resilient schools are focused on promoting mental health and well-being among students, and on supporting academic achievement and success. As a result, accredited Trauma-Resilient schools improve student outcomes, such as higher grades and test scores, and lower rates of absenteeism and behavioral issues.
  4. Greater community involvement and support: Accreditation as a Trauma-Resilient Organization may also help to engage and involve the greater community in promoting trauma-resilient education. This may include partnerships with local organizations and agencies that support mental health and well-being, as well as increased involvement from parents and other members of the community.

Overall, the benefits of becoming an accredited Trauma-Resilient Organization include recognition and credibility, increased employee well-being and retention, improved student outcomes, and greater community involvement and support. These benefits help organizations to better support to those they serve and their communities.

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Gain insights and guidance on accreditation requirements and strategies tailored to your school's unique needs in this informative session.

Craig Beswick

Educational Innovator, Trauma-Resilient Professional, TREC Pioneer, and Vice President of School Development

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Professional Development Offerings

TREC’s professional development offerings provides organizations and individuals the skills and understanding needed to effect change in their school, organization, and community. These offerings move past theory to gain practical skills and tools that can be applied immediately.

Foundations of ACEs Science and Trauma-Resilient Practices

Understand the relationship between trauma and resilience and how they affect our overall health and wellbeing.

Mindfulness & Meditation

Practical understandings of the benefits of meditation and mindfulness and their roles in wellbeing.

Self-Care & Compassion Fatigue

Practical applications of self-care in response to compassion fatigue.

Relationships & Restorative Justice Practices

The crucial nature of supportive relationships and restorative justice practices in creating empowering educational environments.

Equity, Inclusion, and Cultural Humility

Developing our understandings and practices in creating more equitable educational outcomes.

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Individual Trauma-Resilient Professional Certification

The Individual Trauma-Resilient Professional (TRP) Certification is an asynchronous, self-paced program that consists of 3 courses. It is designed for helping professionals, such as counselors, therapists, social workers, and educators, who want to develop an understanding on the impact of trauma and build resilience through equity-focused, healing-centered, and trauma-resilient practices.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the TREC Trauma-Resilient Organizational Accreditation?

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TREC Trauma-Resilient Organizational Accreditation is a comprehensive process that exmplifies values-based transformation both individually and organizationally. With common shared language and understanding on the impact of trauma and building resilience through equity-focused, healing-centered, and trauma-resilient systems change. It includes professional development sessions, implementation of resiliency programs, needs and strengths assessments, and the creation of a sustainability action plan.

What are the benefits of participating in the TREC Organizational Accreditation?

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As an TREC accredited Trauma-Resilient Organization, you will have implemented a range of strategies and practices aimed at promoting employee well-being and building resilience in the face of adversity. This approach has resulted in a range of benefits, including lower rates of absenteeism, higher levels of morale and productivity, reduced turnover, improved employee retention, and increased job satisfaction and well-being. Additionally, we have seen improvements in key indicators such as pre-post Professional Well-Being Scale results, supporting a safe workplace climate, enhancing organizational equity-focused culture, and promoting employee satisfaction and well-being. By prioritizing trauma-informed approaches, you will create a workplace culture that values and supports the resilience and well-being of your employees, and ultimately leading to better outcomes for your organization, your staff, and those you serve.

What is the process for obtaining TREC Organizational Accreditation?

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The process for becoming a TREC accredited Trauma-Resilient Organizational includes participation in professional development sessions, professional well-being surveys, the launch of resiliency programs, a needs and strengths assessment, the establishment of a TREC work group, a self-study, and the creation of a sustainability action plan.

What topics are covered in the professional development sessions offered in the TREC Organizational Accreditation program?

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The courses presented to the organization's staff include:
TREC 101: Foundations of PACEs Science and Trauma-Resilient Practices
TREC 201: Building Resilient Communities: Self-Care and Mindfulness for Individual and Collective Well-Being
TREC 301:Embracing Cultural Humility and Restorative Justice Practices

How does the TREC Organizational Accreditation program help organizations build a trauma-resilient culture?

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The TREC Organizational Accreditation program helps organizations build a trauma-resilient culture by implementing trauma-resilient practices and policies, providing ongoing professional development and support, and establishing systems for continuous improvement.

What is the role of the TREC work group in the accreditation process?

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The TREC work group is responsible for coordinating and leading the accreditation process within the organization. They provide support, guidance, and oversight to ensure that the organization is meeting the requirements of the accreditation program.

How does the needs and strengths assessment help organizations in the TREC Organizational Accreditation program?

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The needs and strengths assessment helps organizations identify areas where they need to improve their trauma-resilient practices and policies. It also helps them identify areas of strength that they can build upon.

What is included in the sustainability action plan required for the TREC Organizational Accreditation program?

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The sustainability action plan outlines the steps that the organization will take to maintain and improve their trauma-resilient culture over time. It includes goals, strategies, and timelines for implementation.

How does the TREC Organizational Accreditation program address equity and inclusion?

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The TREC Organizational Accreditation program includes a course on Equity, Inclusion, and Cultural Humility. This course provides organizations with the knowledge and skills needed to create a safe and supportive environment for all individuals, regardless of their background or identity.

What is the role of mindfulness and meditation in the TREC Organizational Accreditation program?

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The mindfulness and meditation course provided in the TREC Organizational Accreditation program helps individuals build resilience and reduce stress. It provides techniques and tools that can be used to manage the effects of trauma and improve overall well-being.

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