Trauma- and Violence-Informed Care

EQUIP Healthcare – Research to Equip Primary Healthcare for Equity
The EQUIP research project is a five-year interdisciplinary research program designed to promote health equity for marginalized populations through innovative equity-oriented interventions. It is a joint project between the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, and Western University in London, Ontario, and brings together an interdisciplinary team of researchers and knowledge users from nursing, medicine, population and public health, community health sciences, and information and media studies, and leaders in Aboriginal health, women’s health, and the primary health care sector.

Implementing trauma-informed systems of care in health settings: The WITH Study. State of Knowledge Paper
Australia’s National Research Organization for Women’s Safety. (2015). Implementing trauma-informed systems of care in health settings: The WITH Study. State of Knowledge Paper. Melbourne, Australia: Dr. Antonia Quadara. 
This literature review examines existing literature on trauma-informed frameworks, models, and guidelines that have been developed to guide organizations to improve service provision to survivors of sexual violence with mental health problems.

The Missouri Model: A Developmental Framework for Trauma-Informed
Missouri Department of Mental Health and Partners. (2014). The Missouri Model: A Developmental Framework for Trauma-Informed. Missouri.
This document helps organizations who wish to become “trauma-informed” by navigating the “continuum” of trauma-informed implementation starting from becoming trauma aware, moving to trauma-sensitive to responsive to being fully trauma—informed.

Trauma-Informed – The Trauma Toolkit
Klinic Community Health Centre. (2013). Trauma-informed. The Trauma Toolkit. Winnipeg, Manitoba.
This toolkit provides guidance to service providers working with adults who have experienced or been affected by trauma. Service providers and organizations are provided information with how to work from a trauma-informed perspective and develop relationships that cultivate safety, trust, and compassion.

Trauma Matters – Guidelines for Trauma-Informed Practices in Women’s Substance Use Services
Jean Tweed Centre. (March 2013). Trauma Matters- Guidelines for Trauma-Informed Practices in Women’s Substance Use Services. Toronto, ON. 
This document provides a foundation for implementing trauma-informed practices across Ontario’s substance use service system.

Trauma-Informed Interventions: Clinical and Research Evidence and Culture-Specific Information Project
de Arellano, M. A., Ko, S. J., Danielson, C. K. & Sprague, C. M. (2008). Trauma-informed interventions: Clinical and research evidence and culture-specific information project. Los Angeles, CA & Durham, NC: National Center for Child Traumatic Stress.
This document identifies trauma-focused interventions that have been developed and utilized with trauma-affected youth populations of different cultural backgrounds and their level of cultural competence.

 Trauma-Informed Practice (TIP) What is it? Why is it important? What can you do?
Smylie, Diane. (2015, January 28). Trauma-Informed Practice. What is it? Why is it important? What can you do? Retrieved from http://mediasite.phsa.ca/Mediasite/Play/045e434bc4ff43fe82905b5d5f98f52c1d?catalog=3ad3fbf8-18b9-469a-bac0-3288faaa4477
This webinar provides an in-depth presentation on the principles of trauma-informed practice, the prevalence and types of trauma, and its effects. It provides guidelines for how to implement trauma-informed principles in organizations and services to avoid re-traumatization.
Themes: TIP, Types of Trauma, Trauma in Canada, Trauma Effects, Re-traumatization, trauma-informed service access and engagement, trauma-informed principles, reframing language.

Trauma Informed Practice: Supporting Clients who have Experienced Complex Trauma
Baines, Anil & Caroll, C. (2015). Trauma-Informed Practice: Supporting Clients who have Experienced Complex Trauma. Retrieved from http://www.amssa.org/resources/videos/webinars/trauma-informed-practice-supporting-clients-who-have-experienced-complex-trauma/
This webinar will explore various issues surrounding complex trauma and identify how immigrant serving agencies can offer services within a trauma-informed framework to encourage healing and growth. A basic understanding of trauma will be discussed along with existing resources to better help clients with their needs. 
Themes: trauma, PTSD, trauma in relation to immigrant and refugee populations, resiliency and protective factors, why is it important that we are aware of trauma, why is it important that we are aware of trauma, vicarious trauma

Trauma-Informed Systems and Organizations
Wall, Tim. (2014, April 8). Trauma-Informed Systems and Organizations. Retrieved from http://www.mentalhealthcommission.ca/English/media/1729
This webinar examines the potential for trauma-informed practices to enhance services for clients and support healing. It also explores the nature of psychological trauma and its various impacts, specifically to its neurobiological effects. This webinar explores the nature of psychological trauma, its effects on the body, mind and spirit, with special attention to its neurobiological effects.
Themes: psychological trauma, suicide prevention, trauma, continuum of trauma and impact, trauma effects, trauma exposure response (vicarious trauma), ACE study, neurobiology of trauma, effects of trauma on brain development in early childhood, core principles of trauma-informed practices, changing organizational culture

Understanding and Responding to Trauma in our Service Delivery System
Poole, Nancy. (2015, April). Understanding and Responding to Trauma in our Service Delivery System. Retrieved from http://bccewh.bc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Trauma-informed-Sask-April.2015.pdf
This webinar provides participants with a foundational understanding of trauma and trauma-informed practices and how to apply TIP principles in service delivery and at the organisational level.
Themes: introduction to trauma-informed practice, trauma, trauma-informed principles, healing vs. re-traumatization, trauma-informed services, trauma-informed vs. trauma-specific, traditional vs trauma-informed approaches, trauma-informed environments, indigenous approaches to TIP, moving towards trauma-informed systems and organizations