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Trauma-Responsive Implementation and Practice

The Program

The Trauma-Responsive Implementation and Practice (TRIP) program at The Kempe Center integrates, enhances and implements trauma-responsive and culturally appropriate practices for parents, educators and others to help mitigate the impact of trauma. The program provides direct evidence-based clinical services to children and families, facilitates training for professionals across the human service fields and offers implementation guidance for child, youth and family-serving agencies.

Our Vision 

Effective trauma-responsive approaches and trauma treatments require the people who work with and support children to be resilient and able to model emotional regulation and social competency. Through the TRIP program, the Kempe Center’s goal is to reach more individuals with comprehensive training on these skills to create opportunities for more Colorado children to become resilient and equipped to reach their full potential.  

The TRIP program is engaged in implementation, evaluation, and research in two areas of evidence-based practice: 

Trauma-Responsive Practice 

The TRIP program is involved in helping numerous agencies from the fields of child welfare, behavioral health, education, infant mental health and early education, juvenile and criminal justice, health care, and human services become more trauma responsive. TRIP’s approach to implementation of trauma-responsive practices is individualized to each agency but typically includes needs assessment, goal setting, training, clinical consultation, continuous improvement, and planning for sustainability. 

High-Fidelity Wraparound 

TRIP serves as the intermediary organization for the implementation of High-Fidelity Wraparound in the state of Colorado, in partnership with the Behavioral Health Administration. High-Fidelity Wraparound is an individualized approach to helping children, youth, and families with complex needs. Service providers, natural support and the youth and family work together to help achieve the family vision. The team honors the strengths, voice, and culture of the family to build confidence and experience success at home, in school, and in the community. High-Fidelity Wraparound is the only evidence-based model of care coordination for children and youth with behavioral health needs. TRIP’s role as intermediary for Colorado High-Fidelity Wraparound includes overseeing and providing technical assistance on drivers of implementation including training, coaching, credentialing, continuous improvement, and fidelity. 

Find Out More

For further questions about TRIP, please contact:  

Emily Stern
[email protected]