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PhD Candidate Travis Hales, Nancy Kusmaul, PhD '13, and Research Professor Tom Nochajski publish article, "Exploring the Dimensionality of Trauma-Informed Care: Implications for Theory and Practice"

Published March 24, 2017

Travis Hales
Nancy Kusmaul
Tom Nochajski

Congratulations to PhD Candidate Travis Hales, Nancy Kusmaul, PhD '13, and Research Professor Tom Nochajski on the publication of their article, "Exploring the Dimensionality of Trauma-Informed Care: Implications for Theory and Practice," in Human Service Organizations: Management, Leadership, and Governance.

Hales, T., Kusmaul, N., Nochajski, T.  (2016).  Exploring the Dimensionality of Trauma-Informed Care: Implications for Theory and Practice. Human Service Organizations: Management, Leadership, and Governance.  doi:10.1080/23303131.2016.1268988

Abstract:

The current study expands research on trauma-informed care by exploring the theoretical model proposed by Harris and Fallot (2001). In previous research the dimensions of trauma-informed care were found to have large correlations, suggesting that the dimensions may share an underlying dimension. This assumption was tested in the current study through administering the trauma-informed climate scale to six human service agencies (N = 641) and assessing the instrument’s dimensionality using structural equation modeling. The results indicate that Harris and Fallot’s dimensions are unique but strongly related, sharing an underlying dimension. Implications for theory and practice are discussed.