The Qualitative Difference: How Technical Assistance Enhances Organizations
Iowa Aces 360 has provided technical assistance (TA) to numerous organizations; however documentation of the process and effect TA has on organizations is not often completed. Recently, interviews were conducted to record how TA has impacted three non-profit organizations, each whom were in different stages of TA, to provide a breadth of supports that can be offered through TA.
Technical assistance was provided to help organizations, primarily serving at-risk populations, better integrate knowledge about ACEs science and trauma informed strategies that would work in their practice to best serve their clients.
This wonderful write up for Iowa ACEs 360 was completed by Armeda Wojciak, assistant professor at the University of Iowa. Her work aims at improving outcomes for those that have experienced adverse childhood experiences and reaching them through two systems: education and child welfare.
"I was excited to participate in the TA project, because I was able to learn from different groups how they used some of the technical assistance and about their amazing work. Each organization was fundamentally different, but still was able to apply the assistance they received to implement trauma informed work beautifully and meaningfully to serve those they work with," -Armeda Wojciak
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