Peripheral Neuropathy Relief by Healwell is an app for caregivers with loved ones who suffer from Chemotherapy Induced Peripheral Neuropathy. The training included in the app is designed by Trifoia and professional massage therapists at Healwell specifically for non-professionals who may be caring for a loved one, family member or friend. Peripheral Neuropathy massage is a simple technique, easy to teach and to learn, and which has dramatically positive effects on symptoms. A main goal of the project is not simply to provide instructions for the technique, but to encourage and inspire caregivers that they can make a positive impact on the lives of the people the care about as they recover from cancer.
Making end of life treatment decisions for loved ones with dementia can be difficult for anyone. African Americans are an underserved population facing a significantly greater risk of Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias than white Americans. In collaboration with Collinge and Associates, Inc., Trifoia is translating an evidence-based, culturally-tailored, in-person curriculum for African American dementia caregivers into a multimedia program that will be evaluated in a randomized controlled trial. Over the course of the three-year grant, funded by the National Institute on Aging, Trifoia will produce scenario-based videos, develop the online course, and provide hosting and support during the research study.
Trifoia is working with the Oregon Research Institute (ORI) and Arizona State University to test the efficacy of the We Have Choices (WHC) social skills curriculum for Grades 4 to 6. Trifoia provides graphic design, media production, and technology integration services for this federally funded research grant.
Working with research colleagues at Spelman College, and the creators of the BlackFULLness app, Trifoia has completed development and evaluation of the mindfulness app tailored to the cultural values of the African American community, a population current mindfulness apps have been unsuccessful in engaging. BlackFULLness includes educational content, guided practices, and features like goal setting to help African Americans improve their health through mindfulness.
Gambling 101 is a gambling addiction awareness video Trifoia is creating for Lane County Public Health, a division of the Department of Health & Human Services. This animated video is designed to educate Lane County residents about the neuroscience of gambling, the potential financial, social, and legal impacts of problem gambling, and to provide resources and access to treatment options. This video is being developed in both English and Spanish to serve the diverse residents of Lane County, OR. The video will link to the Oregon Problem Gambling Resource website so residents can access further help.
The Literacy Study Group is a 10-week web-based professional development course. K-5 teachers and school interventionists will learn to deliver high quality reading instruction to students with or at risk for emotional and behavioral disorders.
Teachers have fun teaching and students have fun learning good behavior skills with We Have Skills, a K-3 curriculum that focuses on the seven social skills teachers say they want their students to know and practice in the classroom.
Simple songs and animated animal friends enliven short video lessons. Video examples show students in multiple classrooms practicing, improving, and enjoying learning social skills.
The development of a mobile health application aimed at reducing physical and cultural impediments experienced by Asian-Americans* seeking mental health services. In collaboration with scientists from the University of Oregon, Drexel University, and the University of California, Davis, Trifoia is developing a user-centered app with personally relevant, skills-based psycho-social interventions to better engage Asian-Americans with mental health services and reduce the instance of psychological difficulties including anxiety and depression.
* To better tailor our approach to meet the needs of the largest Asian-American ethnic group in the United States, we are currently focusing on Chinese Americans for this development phase.
The Pyramid Model Consortium (PMC) is a non-profit research center promoting healthy childhood social-emotional development through evidence-based approaches. Trifoia regularly collaborates with PMC to develop Positive Behavioral Intervention and Support for children, families, and teachers. Courses include:
Trauma Informed Care: Trifoia collaborated with PMC to research and develop objective-based content and materials for a 10-hour ePyramid series related to toxic stress, trauma, and resilience.
Early Intervention Training for Professionals: Trifoia and PMC created a family-based coaching training program aimed at embedding positive support and intervention practices into families’ daily lives. Trifoia developed an interactive course for PMC with packaged content and videos that connect to e-commerce channels.
Law Enforcement and Social Service Training: Trifoia developed a course for PMC to train law enforcement personnel and social services professionals in communication and intervention skills with minors in traumatic situations to avoid re-traumatization and improve positive outcomes.
The Washington Aerospace Training & Research Center, part of Edmonds College, sought out Trifoia’s help to build a comprehensive digital training program for its students. Trifoia developed seven customized digital learning courses for the center, which will use the material to augment its in-person aerospace career training with hybrid and online components, making its curriculum accessible to a wider array of learners.
When the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation created a document listing resources for sexual and gender minority (SGM) patients to navigate the health care system, they turned to Trifoia to make their resources accessible for patients and providers. Trifoia developed and launched the LGBTQ Primary Care Toolkit, translating over 150 pages into an easy to navigate, accessible website. The resources are divided into nine chapters that cover the disparities SGM patients face and how primary care providers can improve outcomes.
Trifoia is developing and producing a series of three brief videos to help educators, families, and community members better understand Positive Behavior Support. The videos will highlight Positive Behavior Support in the settings of home, school, and community.
MakeSPACE is a professional development program for integrating the arts across classroom learning in rural schools, with a goal of improving motivation, engagement, learning skills, and academic achievement among rural students. Trifoia is providing instructional design, content development, and media production for this multi-institutional cooperative project.
The Center for Appropriate Dispute Resolution in Special Education (CADRE) has engaged Trifoia to produce “A Tale of Two Conversations,” a two-part video series for teaching effective communication skills. Using a “wrong way/right way” approach, the videos show actors playing a parent of a child with disabilities and a school administrator. The videos will reach a national audience and provide a useful learning tool for parents, educators, administrators, and advocates.
An obesity treatment program for children based on participation from the whole family! The CDC has funded the University of Nebraska Medical Center and the University of Nebraska at Kearney to provide resources for trainers to help families identify healthier food options, modify family habits, and get active together.
Trifoia is creating a user-friendly online course with training and program materials for people in healthcare, community, or public health organizations, especially those in rural areas. Building Healthy Families has demonstrated proven success for both children and adults.
Trifoia is working with the University of Alabama, xSEL Labs, Oregon Research Institute, and Rush Neurobehavioral Center to develop a Tier 1 and Tier 2 SEL curriculum with data-based differentiation for K-3 Students. Trifoia is developing professional learning materials to train teachers and provide ongoing support to implement effective SEL instruction in the classroom. This multi-year project is funded in part by a grant from the United States Department of Education. Grant #S423A200114
Trifoia is partnering with CrowdED Learning to create a repository of Open Education Resources for users to share. Trifoia’s assistance will allow users of CrowdED’s SkillBlox learning plan generation tool to easily locate, organize, customize and share content. Along with the development of web and mobile applications, much of the content will be downloadable in multiple formats, making them accessible offline.
Trifoia is developing a series of 10 online skill courses to support the Essential Skills Program’s soft skill trainings for job seekers. The training courses will include video and interactive features like knowledge checks, and course guides will be provided in PDF format to teach the curriculum both online and in person.
The Oregon Zoo is a strong advocate for the use of non-lead ammunition by hunters. The Zoo has engaged Trifoia to create two online training courses to educate both new and existing licensed hunters. Trifoia is providing instructional design, media production, and software development services. To motivate hunters to take the optional courses, Trifoia is building an automated system to enable raffle entries and coupon distribution.
Trifoia has received a grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop and test an online tool kit for communities to reduce the adverse health outcomes for youth experiencing homelessness.
Trifoia is working with the Oregon Social Learning Center and 15th Night to develop step-by-step guides, protocols, and training materials for communities to identify and engage community stakeholders, using a collective impact framework, to address youth homelessness.
In Phase I of this project, Trifoia is using a human-centered design approach to develop Readiness Assessment and Planning Tool prototypes. Trifoia will assess the relevance, utility, usability, and user satisfaction of prototype materials and then evaluate the technical feasibility of the approach before moving to Phase II.
This project is supported in part by a grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development of the National Institutes of Health under award number R43HD099003. The content is solely the responsibility of Trifoia and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.
The Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation hired Trifoia to rebrand and redesign, with a focus on accessibility, the Seasons of Care Native American Elder Health Guide. This website is intended to provide culturally-relevant information, up-to-date resources, and tools about health care and health insurance for Native American elders and their caregivers. It was created as part of a research study about how to improve health care and health insurance for Native American elders, which was developed by PIRE in consultation with the New Mexico Indian Council on Aging.
Trifoia translated the Pyramid Model Consortium’s early childhood training courses onto an accessible LMS with custom token, dashboard, and reporting systems.
Trifoia partnered with ACT for Families to produce a mobile-friendly course with knowledge tests and downloadable certificates of completion.