The Trauma Research Foundation (TRF) request for proposal process offers researchers, educators, and clinicians an opportunity to develop and establish a body of work supporting continued innovation in the field of trauma-informed care across all highly effective models of healing. TRF recognizes the need for continued advancements in an array of modalities in trauma healing. To that end, TRF aims to expand the field of trauma treatment by increasing awareness of our research-based treatment methods through publications detailing the results of on-going research. TRF also strives to bring together researchers, educators, and body-based healing professionals to expand accessibility to healing to people who have experienced trauma.
Under the leadership of Bessel van der Kolk, MD, and Licia Sky, and with the success of, The Body Keeps the Score, TRF continues to lead the field in research and innovation. TRF has identified three areas of critical advancement: