TVIC & GBV Tools
Trauma- and Violence Informed Care : Prioritizing Safety for Survivors of Gender-Based Violence – a 6-page “backgrounder” (with reference list) describing core concepts and principles of TVIC and why TVIC is essential to caring for those experiencing GBV.
Principles of Trauma- and Violence-Informed Care (graphic) – a one page graphic summary of the 4 Principles of TVIC and strategies for organizations and individual providers.
Intimate Partner Violence Journeys to Safety – framed as guidance for those wishing to be good formal or informal allies or helpers, this 7-page graphic document synthesizes qualitative research on women’s experiences when making decisions about their abusive relationships.
Trauma Review Exercise – guides a mental (or actual) ‘walk through’ of the physical and social spaces where services are provided. Are they welcoming? physically, culturally and emotionally safe? Creating safe and welcoming spaces reduces potential harm for everyone, especially those most likely to feel unwelcome and unsafe. The space can be anywhere you provide service (e.g. in an office, school, clinic, hospital, community center, a home) – it applies to interactions with individuals and groups.
TVIC Workshop Slides & Videos
EQUIP Tools & Learning Modules
EQUIPHealthcare.ca has developed simple, practice-oriented resources to support individual learning and organizational change. Click below to find those specific to TVIC:
- TVIC Tools
- Other Equity-Oriented Health Care Tools, including on harm reduction and cultural safety
- Equipping for Equity Learning Modules, including the TVIC Module (easy and free one-step registration required)
Creating a Trauma- and Violence-Informed Classroom – Resources for TVIC in Schools
This whiteboard “explainer” video, developed by Dr. Andrea Gonzalez at McMaster University with support from the PreVAiL Research Network, shows the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences, including trauma and violence, on the developing brain.
These resources have been developed by Dr. Susan Rodger to support teacher education. They are provided as PDF files; for more information, please contact Dr. Rodger.