Evaluation Reports

Evaluation Summary – Increase in Student and Faculty Confidence During the First Two Years of Project


Students Gain ‘Core Concepts Confidence’ from Pre to Post Test

I obtained a lot of useful information that I can apply not only professionally, but personally as well. This was an excellent class and I am now trauma informed. – Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service student who completed the clinical Core Concepts course

Students taking Core Concepts of Child and Adolescent Trauma or Trauma-Informed Child Welfare (read more about the National Center’s Core Concepts curriculum here) participate in a program evaluation. A survey is administered at the beginning and end of each course to measure changes in mean student ‘core concepts confidence’. The survey measures student confidence in twelve core concepts of trauma that are introduced in each course using a nine-point Likert scale. The graphs below illustrate consistent increases in mean student ‘core concepts confidence,  by course, from pre to post-test between 2010 and 2013. To view graphs comparing the pre and post ‘core concepts confidence’ of three cohorts of students, click here.