The materials below were reviewed for Readiness for Dissemination. The implementation
point of contact can provide information regarding implementation of the intervention
and the availability of additional, updated, or new materials.
Moser, A. (1988). Don't pop your cork on Mondays! The children's anti-stress book. Kansas City, KS: Landmark Editions.
National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children. (n.d.). Children of trauma tools to help the helper [DVD]. Grosse Point Woods, MI: Author.
Program Web site, http://www.starrtraining.org
Steele, W. (1999). What parents need to know: Help for parents of grieving and traumatized children. Grosse Point Woods, MI: National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children.
Steele, W. (1999). You are not alone. Grosse Point Woods, MI: National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children.
Steele, W. (2003). A trauma is like no other experience. Grosse Point Woods, MI: National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children.
Steele, W., Kuban, C., Lemerand, P., & Ginns-Gruenberg, D. (2007). I Feel Better Now! leaders guide: An 8-session group program for children 6-12 years old. Grosse Point Woods, MI: National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children.
Steele, W., Kuban, C., Lemerand, P., & Ginns-Gruenberg, D. (2007). I Feel Better Now! workbook: An 8-session group program for children 6-12 years old. Grosse Point Woods, MI: National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children.
Steele, W., & Raider, M. (2009). Structured Sensory Intervention for Traumatized Children, Adolescents and Parents (SITCAP): Evidence based interventions to alleviate trauma. Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press.
TLC Institute training PowerPoint slides [CD-ROM]
TLC Institute training PowerPoint slides [Handout]
Trauma intervention program--I Feel Better Now! fidelity checklist for sessions 1-10 [Handout]
Readiness for Dissemination Ratings by Criteria (0.0-4.0 scale)
External reviewers independently evaluate the intervention's Readiness for Dissemination
using three criteria:
- Availability of implementation materials
- Availability of training and support resources
- Availability of quality assurance procedures
For more information about these criteria and the meaning of the ratings, see Readiness for Dissemination.
Training and Support
Program materials are well organized and easy to use, and they provide practical and straightforward instructions and tools for implementation. Group leaders are provided with step-by-step instructions for each program session, as well as sample scripts, to support successful intervention delivery. Individuals and images shown in materials are racially and ethnically diverse. The well-developed training program includes levels of certification and ongoing training opportunities. Additional resources to support group leaders in building knowledge and skill in effective trauma intervention are referenced throughout printed materials and on the program Web site. A number of quality assurance tools and processes are identified to support outcome monitoring and ensure fidelity to the model.
Guidance is limited on the selection of appropriate group leaders, strategies for preparing an organization or agency for adoption of the practice, and the addressing of cultural differences while working with diverse populations. It is unclear to what extent developers are able to provide ongoing consultation and support beyond questions and answers sent via email. Although three increasing levels of quality assurance are available, the extent to which fidelity is monitored and improved is dictated primarily by the implementation site's staffing decisions and resources rather than requirements and protocol from the developer.