• What is the name of the program?
• Why did you choose this program?
• Is the program a “stand alone” program or organization, or is it a specialized part of a larger program?
Program goals and mission:
• What is the mission of the program?
• What are the program’s goals, especially as they relate to healing from trauma?
• What change(s) does the program seek to create at the micro, mezzo, and/or macro level(s)?
Who the program works with:
• Who does the program reach, treat, serve, or work with?
• What languages do staff speak, and in what language(s) are program materials available?
• Does the program focus on working with a specific age range of people? If so, what age range?
• Does the program provide any culturally specific services (e.g. services based on culture, language, ability, or identity)?
• How are the services or approaches unique to the communities served (e.g., culturally specific support groups, culturally-specific healing practices)?
• In what kind of setting do the program’s services take place?
• What and who brought about the creation of the program?
• When and why was it started?
• Was the program developed from an existing model, or start from scratch?
o If the program was adapted from an existing model, in what ways was it modified?
o If the program was developed from scratch, what processes were used to create it?
• Is the program (or aspects of it) manualized, or does it have written guidelines or steps for implementation?
• What are the major components of the program?
• What are the program’s key services?
• Does the program conduct universal trauma screening? Which instruments, if any, are used?
• What types of trauma does the program treat?
• What is the theoretical or philosophical basis of the treatment?
• What outcomes is the treatment designed to achieve, and how are these defined and measured?
• What research or evidence supports the success of the treatment?
• What is involved: individual/group; how many sessions; what are the key elements; what are the unique components?
• How is the treatment delivered, and by whom?
• What type of training and supervision are necessary to deliver the treatment?
• Does the program collect information on outcomes? Has the program conducted any type of formal evaluation?
o If so, how and when was this information collected?
o What kinds of information were collected?
• How much evidence is there to support this program and/or the treatment it provides? Is it mostly anecdotal or studies? How many articles, reports, studies, pilots, etc.?
• Summarize three of the most recent outcome studies that support this program (or a similar program or population or the treatment provided if there are no studies available on this specific program).
• What do people who have participated in the program have to say about it?
• Are you aware of any evidence that this program may be harmful? If so, explain.
• What resources are needed to make the program work?
• How and when are these resources collected?
• If the program was adapted from an existing approach, what costs were involved (for example, to hire staff, purchase training materials, or provide childcare to help people be there and participate)?
Strengths and limitations:
• What makes the program different than others working with similar populations or toward similar goals? What is especially innovative about this program?
• What would you say are the limits of this program or approach: who is likely to benefit from it, who would not, etc?
• What other information, if any, would you like to share about this program?
• Who can people contact for more information about this program