The Numbers

Snohomish County Trauma-Informed Practices Grant (TIP): Client Satisfaction Data for Continua Consulting, June 2019*.
Results from 333 educators from 8 school districts.

Training Effectiveness


of all staff agreed
Training Effectiveness


of TILT members agreed
Open to Continua's Feedback


of all staff agreed
Familiarity of TIP before training


Familiarity of TIP after 1 year of consultation


*Data not collected in 2020/2021 due to COVID-19.

TILT: Trauma Informed Leadership Team

Snohomish County/ Continua Consulting Group Trauma-Informed Practices Grant Implementation, 2017-present:


  • 5 District Levels

        Marysville School District
        Lake Stevens School District
        Monroe School District

  • School Level

        2 Primary, K-2 Schools
        15 Elementary Schools
        10 Middle Schools
        7 Comprehensive High Schools
        2 Alternative High Schools

Results from in schools with implementation
of 2-3 years TIP grant T-MTSS

Reductions in overall discipline

Reductions in minor referrals for defiance/disruption

Increased teacher capacity to handle issues in class

Increase in student sense of belonging

Increase in student peer to peer relationship

Increase in staff efficacy to address student behaviors

Increase in staff knowledge on how to implement trauma-informed practices

Increase in staff collaboration practices/Collective Efficacy


Courtney and Vincent from Continua have worked side by side with us, providing a theoretical framework for our learning, practical processes to involve staff in our learning time, building consensus and commitment to our school’s improvement efforts. As consultants, they provide expert guidance and feedback in a non-judgmental, productive manner.

As people, they honor the thoughts of any staff member that contributes to our conversation and demonstrate genuine commitment to our school.

Arkawa, Principal of Cascade Elementary School, Marysville SD, Spring 2021

Continua’s consultants are very professional, know their stuff, work great with staff both remotely and in-person, and show great flexibility to provide exactly what a school/staff needs at any given time. We are very pleased with our work with Continua over the last two years.

Tovah and James were great this year with all that was going on and learning to do PD a new way. They were very understanding of my staff’s struggles and worked hard to engage while also addressing the staffs’ need for self-care.

Devin McLane – Principal at Olympic View Middle School in Mukilteo, Spring 2021

Their impact has been transformational! They are helping us build systems and structures to better support ALL students as well as foster our inclusive, welcoming culture we have worked so hard to build. Staff learning the tools necessary to better understand the function of the behavior allows us to have more intentional, effective interventions, which then means students are learning the necessary tools so they can be successful and stay in the classroom. Staff building their capacity in SEL needs for their students as well as themselves has been life-saving during this challenging time. Approached with our need – Continua worked through a strategic plan of support and shared learning that has been transformational and we have just begun! Appreciate their partnership, approach and support!!

Kathleen Stilwell, Principal Garfield Elementary, Everett School District, Spring 2021

Continua really gets our school culture, needs and goals. This team has pushed us further than any other consulting firm we have had.

WE have a game plan ! When covid struck and our world went upside down, Continua helped to ground us, set priorities and gave wonderfully effective tools and ideas.

Barbara Dubin , MSW Social Worker/ Counselor, Everett School District, Spring 2021

Continua walks with the school team in auditing current Trauma informed Multi-Tiered Systems of Support and then collectively as a team, members sets a mission and goals to reach the mission. This mission and action plan is all inclusive of professional learning, all stakeholder voice and participation, and continuous progress checking. Through teaming with Continua our student’s sense of belonging grew substantially in just two years at a large comprehensive high school.

Students at my comprehensive large high school felt empowered and that their voices were not only heard but that each student was making positive growth in the culture of the school community. One way that this was manifested was through the schoolwide expectations for staff and students were entirely student driven and created. This provided students agency and ownership of the school culture.

Mary Ingraham, Everett HS Assitant Principal, Spring 2021

Solid team with Solid supports. Continua has provided our team with a consistent message that supports equity systems in buildings backed by research.

Nathan Plummer – Principal, Sultan Middle School, Spring 2021

Continua’s supports have impacted our school, staff, and students significantly over the past 3 years. They have supported us getting systems in place for Tier 1. They have also helped us implement a Tier 1 team meeting procedure, recording template, and helped guide our discussions with research-based input. One of the most valuable contributions to our staff and students is the professional development courses they have designed for our teachers, which really meet the needs of our individual school and students. The knowledge gained from those trainings is invaluable and has really shaped the culture and climate of our school building.

Rachel Phillips. TILT facilitator, first grade teacher, Monroe School District, Spring 2021