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.
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.
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.
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.
Social and Emotional Learning Study Groups for Educators of Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders (SELSG+) Project
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.
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.
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.
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.
Personal relevance of psychotherapy for Asian Americans: A mobile health problem-solving intervention to reduce stress
ACTPlan - Advance Care Treatment Planning for Loved Ones with Dementia
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fall Creek Farm & Nursery Digital Learning Materials
Mosaic Village: A Youth-Informed Platform to Reduce Youth Homelessness Through Collective Impact
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.
Seasons of Care - Native American Elder Health Guide
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.
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.