THE AVERY SEAL

We are building The Avery Seal to help organizations in the anti-trafficking space evaluate their programs and efforts to ensure that resources are applied in the most impactful, effective, and trauma-informed manner.

The Avery Seal provides a unique evaluation and consultation process for your organization to find clarity to overcome challenges and direction for the road ahead.

EDUCATION

TRAINING & TOOLS TO CREATE TRAUMA-INFORMED CULTURE

1. Trauma Informed Practices
2. Policies and Procedures
3. Survivor Centered Leadership
4. Financial Disclosure & Distribution
5. Health and Care of Team

The 6-week Standard of Care e-course increases understanding of creating a trauma-informed culture and tools to help foster a healthy organization.

Learn through videos, downloadable tools and the evaluation assessment at the end of the course.

EVALUATION

ASSESSING OUTCOMES AND HOW RESULTS INFORM FUTURE EFFORTS

The evaluation phase serves the critical role of clarifying intentions and reducing harm of retraumatization. Assessment and Consultation sessions cover the five areas in the Education phase.

During these sessions, organizations benefit from expert survivor guidance while tackling issues that are hindering growth.

The Avery Seal sets your organization apart, showing that you are reputable, trauma-informed, and survivor-approved.

ACCOUNTABILITY

ANNUAL CHECK-INS GUIDED BY LIVED EXPERIENCE EXPERTS TO KEEP CURRENT

Because the world of survivor care and trauma-informed best practices is always evolving, The Avery Seal designation is valid for 1 year after completion.

The once-annual Seal Renewal consultation and assessment session is designed to create space to review goals and evaluate growth of the organization.

Benefit from the continued support of lived experience experts, current research in the field, and assistance on continued growth and problem solving.

“At present, programs appear to be based on assumptions about what works in preventing and combatting human trafficking. To ensure the success of antitrafficking initiatives, programs need to be based on evidence on what has been successful in other settings. Without this evidence base, programs may be designed that are ineffective or worse, have a negative effect on potential and actual victims of human trafficking.”

—Deanna Davy, American Journal of Evaluation

The Avery Seal is evidence based, research driven and led by lived experience experts. You will learn how to evaluate the effectiveness of your campaigns and programs with this investment in your organization’s future growth and success as a trauma-informed organization.

Made for Them (MFT) Report: An Avery Seal Evaluation

The Avery Center for Research and Services' Avery Seal Team conducted a formal program evaluation on Made for Them's ten- year anniversary during March of 2022 to August of 2022.

The formal purpose of this evaluation was to conduct an in-depth analysis of the practices and operations, as well as assess the health of Made for Them.

This included assessing the organization’s goals and to measure the impact its mission and vision has had on those receiving services and the larger community.

Finally, we present formal recommendations and a strategy for executing an accountability plan.

To learn more about The Avery Seal's pilot program, email theaveryseal@theaverycenter.org.