This website will house Oklahoma’s best practices for trauma-informed care. This hub will be the primary Oklahoma resource for understanding trauma-informed care as Oklahoma continues to increase hope and build resilience for children and families. The goal of the website is to be a centralized source of trauma-informed information for parents, professionals, and communities in Oklahoma.
Create a website that will act as a catalyst to grow, coordinate, and support the statewide trauma-informed movement.
There is not a coordinated trauma-informed care model.
Professionals get confused on trauma-informed, Near Science, and the Science of Hope.
Awareness of trauma-informed resources is a central issue.
Platforms change when the Governor and Directors change.
I devised the information architecture by conducting thorough research and analysis, considering various user needs and requirements. By implementing a robust feedback mechanism, I can continually identify any additional needs and improve the architecture accordingly. This iterative approach ensures that the information architecture remains dynamic and adaptable, consistently meeting the evolving needs of the users.
I aimed to ensure that users could effortlessly grasp the purpose of the website while comprehending the profound effects of trauma.
The ﬁrst two things I wanted to address is to get people to understand the extent of trauma in Oklahoma. Then understand how trauma aﬀects their life, their children’s life, and their own community. This is a serious issue many people are unaware of.
Based on user goals. I wanted to keep the same structure as the desktop layout, so users immediately understand what trauma is and the extent of trauma. I displayed the information in a card-style layout so users can click next and previous.
Throughout the project, I gained valuable insights and experiences that shaped my understanding of trauma-informed practices and the importance of creating an impactful website. Here are the key lessons I learned:
Stakeholder Engagement and Diverse Perspectives: Holding meetings with stakeholders, professionals, and community members proved instrumental in gathering diverse perspectives from various fields, backgrounds, and job titles. This allowed me to gain a comprehensive understanding of trauma-informed practices and incorporate multiple viewpoints into the website design.
Challenging Assumptions: Initially, I held the assumption that the website would get lost among the millions of existing trauma-informed resources online. However, my assumptions changed after attending my first training on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Resilience. This event prompted me to reevaluate my approach and explore innovative ways to ensure the website’s impact and reach in addressing Oklahoma’s public health crisis.
Research and Resource Exploration: To enhance the website’s effectiveness, I dedicated time to studying additional resources and technology. This proactive approach allowed me to identify opportunities for the website to stand out and be more impactful within the context of Oklahoma. By broadening my knowledge base, I gained insights into how to make the website more inclusive and responsive to the needs of our communities.