Resilience for Trauma-Informed Professionals (R-TIP)

Note: The R-TIP program was not responsive to the CEBC's inquiry. The following information was obtained from publicly available sources.

About This Program

Target Population: Any staff member, supervisor, or administrator who works in a context in which services are provided to trauma-exposed individuals, who deliver trauma-informed interventions, or who work with trauma-related information

Program Overview

Resilience for Trauma-Informed Professionals is a training that introduces participants to techniques designed to promote resilience in the face of exposure to trauma-related material. Based on the existing evidence base regarding risk and protective factors for secondary traumatic stress, six core elements are targeted by the curriculum—appraisals, self-efficacy, emotional awareness, affect regulation, resilience, and prevention—as they are implemented across three stages: pre-exposure preparation, coping in the presence of trauma, and recovery in the aftermath of exposure.

Logic Model

The program representative did not provide information about a Logic Model for Resilience for Trauma-Informed Professionals (R-TIP).

Manuals and Training

Publicly available information indicates there is a manual that describes how to deliver this program, and there is some training available for this program.
See contact info below.

Relevant Published, Peer-Reviewed Research

Dierkhising, C. B., & Kerig, P. K. (2018). Pilot evaluation of a university-based training in trauma-informed services for gang intervention workers. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma, 27(3), 291–308.

Type of Study: Pretest–-posttest study with a nonequivalent control group (Quasi-experimental)
Number of Participants: 30


  • Age — Mean=40.21 years
  • Race/Ethnicity — 47% African American, 37% Latino/a, and 13% Mixed/Other/Asian
  • Gender — 50% Female
  • Status — Participants were gang intervention workers.

Location/Institution: Los Angeles, California

Summary: (To include basic study design, measures, results, and notable limitations)
The purpose of the study was to investigate the feasibility and efficacy of a course designed to bring trauma-informed practices into community-based intervention programming for gang-involved youth and families. Participants were program staff assigned to a university-based course on trauma [now called Resilience for Trauma-Informed Professionals (R-TIP)] or to a nontreatment control group. Measures utilized include the Professional Quality of Life Scale (ProQOL), the Perceived Characteristics of Intervention Scale (PCIS), and study-developed surveys. Results indicate that participants in the course significantly improved in their knowledge related to trauma and confidence in their ability to respond to trauma among clients. Participants in the course also rated themselves significantly higher in these domains compared to gang intervention workers who did not take the course. Participants rated the course positively on dimensions that are associated with staff members’ willingness to implement evidence-based interventions following training. Limitations include the small sample size, high attrition rate in the comparison group, lack of follow-up, and lack of generalizability due to the geographic specificity of Los Angeles.

Length of controlled postintervention follow-up: None.

Additional References

Kerig, P. K. (2019). Enhancing resilience among providers of trauma-informed care: A curriculum for protection against secondary traumatic stress among non-mental health professionals. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma, 28(5), 613-630. https://doi.og/10.1080/10926771.2018.1468373

Contact Information

Patricia K Kerig, PhD
Title: Professor and Researcher

Date Research Evidence Last Reviewed by CEBC: February 2024

Date Program Content Last Reviewed by Program Staff: May 2024

Date Program Originally Loaded onto CEBC: June 2024