Terrace Metrics for First Responders

Among first responders, the constant exposure to stressful situations-combined with the strain of working long hours on little to no sleep-can negatively impact overall mental health. The impact of stress on first responders is sobering: suicide rates are 5 times higher, alcohol abuse is almost 3 times higher, and and the rates of divorce are 4 times higher than the national average. Unfortunately, many first responders under extreme distress suffer in silence; they may deny their stress to others in the workplace, or they may fear that doing so may risk their job.

Maintaining optimum behavioral health is a critical part of remaining active and effective on the job and at home.

Terrace Metrics is the only service that assesses BOTH risk factors (depression, anxiety, victimization, drug/ alcohol dependency, trauma, ostracism) AND protective factors (resiliency, workplace support, grit, hope) that are customized to first responders.

Measuring both is critical – the presence of even one risk indicator can reduce productivity, increase absenteeism, reduce employee retention, and drive poor performance.

The employer receives a comprehensive, aggregate report that details the overall behavioral health of employees.

Terrace Metrics for General Workplace

In today’s workplace, anywhere between 30-60% of employees are experiencing high levels of distress. The effects of poor employee behavioral health impacts the bottom-line: Employees reporting poorer behavioral health are more likely to experience poor workplace relationships, have lower productivity, account for higher workplace healthcare expenditures, and report higher levels of burnout and workplace departures.

Employers struggle to find ways to quickly and accurately assess the behavioral health of their employees, and to provide resources to help those in need. Improving workplace behavioral health is of critical importance: For every $1 spent on resources to promote behavioral health, there is a $4 increase in employee productivity, lower absenteeism, higher employee retention, and higher workplace morale and task satisfaction

Terrace Metrics is the only service that assesses BOTH risk factors (depression, anxiety, victimization, drug/ alcohol dependency, trauma, ostracism) AND protective factors (resiliency, workplace support, grit, hope) that are customized to the needs of the workplace

Terrace Metrics for Higher Education

Research shows that up to 50% of a student’s academic experiences and well-being depends on their behavioral health. However, approximately 30% of students are experiencing significant high levels of distress, which is the biggest predictor of poor academic standing, compromised health, and dropout. Over half of these students edo not seek services.

Higher education administrators struggle to find ways to quickly and accurately assess the behavioral health of their students, and intervene if necessary. Even a 1% increase in campus behavioral health significantly increases retention and reduces economic burden.

Terrace Metrics is a quick, reliable, and comprehensive system that assesses the behavioral health of students in higher education. It is the only systems that measures BOTH risk factors (e.g., depression, anxiety, drug/ alcohol dependency, trauma) AND protective factors (e.g., social support, grit, hope), each of which is a unique predictor of students’ academic and interpersonal functioning.

How the Process Works

The process is very easy and requires virtually no time for campus administration and students:

First

Terrace Metrics works with campus administrators to identify all relevant campus and community resources.

Second

The student receives a link to their customized assessment (either through their personal or campus email)

Third

Once completed, the student views their confidential results immediately, via a secure, online portal

Fourth

The online report is interactive; the student can click on any indicator and retrieve videos and print resources (including a self-guided curriculum)

Fifth

Students can take the assessment as often as they wish, allowing them to monitor their own behavioral health.

What We Offer

In just 15 minutes, students complete a secure, private, and confidential assessment, customized to the needs of the institution. Individualized results are generated immediately after administration and are only seen by the student. The online report is interactive; students can immediately access a self-guided curricula, videos, and other intervention tools that can assist them in their efforts to improve their own behavioral health.

Students can take the assessment whenever and wherever they prefer, using any platform (desktop, laptop, tablet, smartphone). They can take it as many times as they would like to monitor and improve their own behavioral health.

More importantly, the system can monitored by trained professionals on campus. These professionals can quickly contact students self-identified as being in high distress, to ensure that they are connected to appropriate campus/community resources.

Higher education administrators receive a comprehensive, aggregate report that details the overall behavioral health of their students.

Our Indicators

The indicators are chosen by the higher education administration and can be customized to match the needs of specific departments. All indicators have strong norms and excellent psychometric properties (including reliability and construct validity). Finally, the indicators are the most robust predictors of academic success and intrapersonal functioning.

Here are the indicators:

Resiliency Indicators

Global Life Satisfaction: Overall assessment of feelings and attitudes about one’s life
Hope: Assesses goal-directed thinking and the motivation to work around barriers that hinder goal attainment
Leadership Skills: Specific leadership skills needed to influence others.
Personal Standards: Expectations of one’s own personal abilities.

Risk Indicators

Ostracism: Degree of perceived social isolation. The indicator examines two forms of ostracism: being ignored (i.e., the individual believes that others do not pay attention to them) or excluded (i.e., others acknowledge the individual but choose not to interact with them).
Anxiety: Assesses the degree and severity of anxiety symptoms.
Depression: Assesses the degree and severity of depression symptoms.
Self-Criticism: Degree to which one overly focuses on their perceived faults and blemishes.
Trauma: This brief screener assesses the degree of distress associated with a past trauma in the past 30 days.
Drug/Alcohol Screener: This screener assesses the degree of distress associated with alcohol/drug use in the past 30 days