What is the TRS-IA?

The Trauma Responsive Schools Implementation Assessment (TRS-IA) is a quality improvement tool developed by the NCTSN Treatment and Services Adaptation Center for Resilience, Hope, and Wellness in Schools and the Center for School Mental Health.

The TRS-IA is an evidence-informed self-assessment that comprises eight key domains of trauma responsive schools and districts:

  • Targeted interventions for trauma
  • Early interventions for trauma
  • Classroom-based strategies
  • Whole school trauma programming
  • Whole school prevention programming
  • Whole school safety planning
  • Community and family supports

Administration time is less than 20 minutes. Automatically generated feedback reports support schools and districts working to enhance their trauma responsiveness.

How do I complete the TRS-IA?

To access and complete the TRS-IA, you must register at theshapesystem.com as either a school or district team.

Only one person per school or district may register, and then that person may add "team members" from the school or district. The team should work together to complete the TRS-IA.

Registration is simple and free! The SHAPE registrant will be asked to complete information about school or district staffing, service array, and data systems. Completion of these questions is optional, and may be skipped and completed at a later time.

After completing the SHAPE registration, you will then have access to several useful tools:

  • Trauma Responsive Schools Implementation Assessment (TRS-IA)
  • School Mental Health Quality and Sustainability Assessments
  • Screening and assessment library
  • Curated resource center to support school mental health quality improvement

Register for SHAPE to access the TRS-IA.

Registration FAQ

Q: Who can access the SHAPE System and Trauma Responsive School Implementation Assessment?
A: The SHAPE System is designed for use by schools and districts. If you are not affiliated with a school or district and wish to use the Trauma Responsive School Implementation Assessment, please e-mail us at trs@theshapesystem.org.

Q: How long does it take to register on SHAPE?
A: Registration will take approximately five minutes.

Q: How do I create a school or district account to access SHAPE?
A: Visit the "How to Register" tab and select your school or district name from the dropdown list. You will be prompted to create a username and password and then a new account will automatically populate. Then, you can visit the "Team Members" tab to invite your colleagues to the site.

Q: I don't see my school or district in the dropdown menu. Can I register our team?
A: Yes! Please contact the CSMH or visit the Contact Us tab on theshapesystem.com, select "Live demonstration" as the subject, and submit your name and the name and full address of your school or district. We will be in contact with you about creating an account for your team.

Q: I tried registering my school or district but it says the account is already created.
A: The first and last name of the individual who created your account will be displayed. If you do not know who it is, contact the CSMH to get connected to them and join the team account.