Evaluating the Trauma-Informed Program for Promoting Success Using a Mixed Method Approach
This research project is part of the evaluation of the Trauma Informed Program for Promoting Success group intervention (TIPPS). The intervention consists of nine lessons designed to help students navigate friendships, family issues, and identifying stressors. Children were identified for the intervention using a screener test and teacher referrals. Lessons were given weekly to local middle school students. The program is being evaluated with a mixed method approach that includes comparisons of the students’ scores on pre and post-test measures of peer relationships and emotional regulation, weekly evaluation questionnaire, as well as qualitative interviews. This presentation focuses on the qualitative and quantitative aspects. This poster will present analyses to examine perceptions of intervention acceptability for each lesson. Students from this group intervention were also invited for one-on-one interviews led by group leaders. Individual interviews were conducted to gain insight into the perceptions of the program, as well as help identify common themes regarding children’s perceptions of the intervention. During the interviews children are asked about their experiences in the TIPPS program, including questions about what they liked or disliked, and what components they may have found helpful.
Jezowit, Caitlyn; Okrasinski, Lucy; Bufford, Norah; and Foley, Jessica, "Evaluating the Trauma-Informed Program for Promoting Success Using a Mixed Method Approach" (2020). Psychology. 30.