Current Projects

From The ADVOCATR to the Oregon Zoo, Trifoia’s newest projects highlight our expertise in behavioral research, professional development, and digital learning. For updates on our ongoing projects as they happen, sign up for our newsletter.

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BlackFULLness: An mHealth App to Help African Americans Reduce Their Stress

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.

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CrowdED Learning Content Repository

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.

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Washington Aerospace Training & Research Center Digital Training Program

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.

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Social and Emotional Learning Study Groups for Educators of Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders (SELSG+) Project

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
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Pyramid Model Consortium - Practiced Based Coaching

Pyramid Model Consortium and Trifoia are creating a training program on Practiced Based Coaching to be deployed to teachers nationwide. Practice-Based Coaching is one of the strategies teachers can use to retain and put into practice professional development. Completion of the course will result in an action plan template and a certificate of completion.

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We Have Choices - Efficacy 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.

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Gambling 101

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.



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.

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Pyramid Model Consortium - Trauma Informed Care

The Pyramid Model Consortium promotes healthy social-emotional development of children through evidence-based approaches. Trifoia is collaborating with PMC to research and develop objective-based content and materials for a 10-hour ePyramid series related to toxic stress, trauma, and resilience.

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Personal relevance of psychotherapy for Asian Americans: A mobile health problem-solving intervention to reduce stress

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.
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ACTPlan - Advance Care Treatment Planning for Loved Ones with Dementia

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.
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Parenting Pride: Empowering Diverse Families for Success

Trifoia is developing a new parenting program for parents in a same-gender relationship. Most online parenting courses are geared toward parents in different-gender relationships. Naturalistic video vignettes highlight this eLearning program and help Parenting Pride better reflect and meet the reality of today’s diverse parents.


Project ReACT: Neutralizing the Effects of Implicit Bias on Racial Disproportionality in School Discipline

This NIH-funded project seeks to reduce racial and ethnic disproportionality in school discipline and special education referrals. Trifoia scripted, filmed, and edited a series of realistic videos showing student behaviors and appropriate teacher responses.

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The STELLAR Project - Strategies for Technology Enhanced Learning and Literacy through Art

In conjunction with the University of Oregon, Trifoia is providing an array of media production services to train and motivate teachers in the use of Visual Thinking Strategies. These evidence-based teaching strategies support critical thinking, visual literacy, communication, collaboration, and writing skills.

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Non-Lead Hunting Education

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.



Sensitive direction and beautiful photography lend legitimacy to the videos Trifoia has produced for The ADVOCATR. This comprehensive, student-centered, technology-based framework for high school students is designed to involve students in the safety of their schools. Students and staff learn how to engage in restorative circles to deal with conflicts when it’s appropriate and useful.

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Literacy Study Group

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.



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.

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LGBTQ Primary Care Toolkit

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.

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Fall Creek Farm & Nursery Digital Learning Materials

When one of the world’s leading blueberry suppliers needed assistance scaling up its workforce as it emerged from the COVID-19 pandemic, it turned to Trifoia for help. Trifoia is working with Fall Creek Farm & Nursery to develop digital instruction materials for the global distributor to use across its supply chain, as a service pathway to expand its capacity and scale operations to meet the demands of a resurgent blueberry market.
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Mosaic Village: A Youth-Informed Platform to Reduce Youth Homelessness Through Collective Impact

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.

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Seasons of Care - Native American Elder Health Guide

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.
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Building Healthy Families

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.

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We Have Skills

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.



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.