Organizational Audits & Implementation Support 

Sage Wellness Group conducts extensive organizational audits around topics of equity and trauma-informed care that incorporate analysis of quantitative and qualitative data. Our approach allows us to touch and hear from every stakeholder involved within an organization, from the Board of Directors to students and clients through our facilitation of focus groups (interesting fact: we’ve facilitated focus groups with students as young as Pre-K!), and quantitative analyses of policy and procedural manuals, employee/parent/student handbooks, and student/client data (e.g., utilization of services & supports, disciplinary infractions & consequence, and demographic data).

Sage Wellness Group conducts extensive organizational audits around topics of equity and trauma-informed care that incorporate analysis of quantitative and qualitative data. Our approach allows us to touch and hear from every stakeholder involved within an organization, from the Board of Directors to students and clients through our facilitation of focus groups (interesting fact: we’ve facilitated focus groups with students as young as Pre-K!), and quantitative analyses of policy and procedural manuals, employee/parent/student handbooks, and student/client data (e.g., utilization of services & supports, disciplinary infractions & consequence, and demographic data).

Equity Audits

Our equity audits allow school districts and schools the opportunity to assess for real and perceived inequities within policies and programming, student & parent engagement, and staff support and training. Our trained facilitators and researchers work with administrators throughout the audit process, and create safe spaces for organization staff and stakeholders to provide honest feedback in a way that is respected and valued. Our clients include: 

  1. Baltimore Montessori Public Charter School

  2. Baltimore School for the Arts

  3. Princeton Public Schools (equity audit implementation supports)

Trauma-Informed Care (TIC) Audits

Our trauma-informed care audits involve an intensive quantitative review of policies and procedures, signage, verbiage, and even building colors to ensure an agency’s adherence to SAMHSA’s Six Principles of Trauma-Informed Care (Safety, Trustworthiness & Transparency, Peer Support, Collaboration & Mutuality, Empowerment, Voice, & Choice, and Inclusion of Cultural, Historical, and Gender Issues). Sage Wellness Group supports agencies in reviewing and editing current practices to ensure that they are written using a person-centered and strengths-based approach and are free of deficit-based language. Our trauma-informed equity audits also involve stakeholders at all levels and begins with a comprehensive agency assessment of current knowledge of trauma-informed policies, responses, staff/client support, and language. Our clients include:

  1. Paul’s Place (TIC agency assessment, staff and guest focus groups, development of a TIC Leadership Team, building assessment for signage and colors, review and revision of policies and procedures, six-month training series, and individualized support for each department)

  2. Next Step Public Charter School (TIC agency assessment, creation of TIC & Equity Leadership team, 10-month training series)

  3. Dayspring Programs (TIC agency assessment, creation of TIC Leadership Team, 8-week TIC training series for staff, and 8-week ACEs training series for both staff and clients)

Implementation Support

Sage Wellness Group provides intensive support to school districts, schools, and organizations after conducting Equity Audits to ensure that recommendations are prioritized using a tiered approach, which includes:

  1. Results sharing with stakeholders at all levels

  2. Strategic Planning with Board of Directors and administration for implementation of recommendations

  3. Formation of Equity Leadership Teams (Click Here)

  4. Tailored Trainings based on results

  5. Study Circles involving stakeholders at all levels (students, parents, educators, administrators, and community members) to use shared experiences to identify goals and outline plans to meet them.

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