TVIC & GBV Tools
TVIC Tool for Health & Social Services – a 3-page overview of TVIC and how to implement the 4 Principles in organizational and individual practice, with a printable summary poster as page 4.
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.
Preventing, Recognizing & Addressing Vicarious Trauma: A Tool for Primary Health Care Organizations and Providers Working With Individuals – a 3-page graphic tool defining vicarious trauma and providing ways to recognize and respond to it, with emphasis on organizational strategies to support staff.
Trauma Review Exercise – guides an actual (or mental) ‘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.
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.
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.
TVIC Publications & Graphic Research Briefs
Wathen, C.N., Mantler, T. (2022). Trauma- and Violence-Informed Care: Orienting Intimate Partner Violence Interventions to Equity. Current Epidemiology Reports. Online first (open access): https://doi.org/10.1007/s40471-022-00307-7
Wathen, C.N., Schmitt, B., MacGregor, J.C.D. (2023). Measuring Trauma- (and Violence-) Informed Care: A Scoping Review. Trauma, Violence & Abuse, 24(1), 261-277. (open access) https://doi.org/10.1177/15248380211029399
Wathen, C.N., MacGregor, J.C.D., Beyrem, S. (2021). Impacts of Trauma- and Violence-Informed Care Education: A Mixed Method Follow-Up Evaluation with Health & Social Service Professionals. Public Health Nursing. Online: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/phn.12883
Rodger, S., Bird, R., Hibbert, K., Johnson, A., Specht, J., Wathen, N. (2020). Preparing teachers to teach all students: Initial teacher education and trauma and violence informed care in the classroom. Psychology in the Schools, 57(2), 1798-1814. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pits.22373.
For publications specific to TVIC as part of EQUIP’s equity-oriented health care intervention, visit EQUIP’s publication page.
TVIC Online Education
The following free educational resources include embedded videos, case-based activities, downloadable Notebooks for reflection and links to key take-aways, and interactive quizzes throughout. After successfully completing a brief assessment, learners can download a Certificate of Completion.
Trauma- and Violence-Informed Care (TVIC) Foundations Curriculum
This education is for anyone who wants to increase their knowledge and skills when working with people seeking care in health care, social services and beyond. It also supports leaders in developing policies and protocols to support TVIC practice.
Access this free e-learning education here.
Trauma- and Violence-Informed Care (TVIC) Public Health Nurse Home Visiting & Outreach Curriculum
This education is for anyone who wants to increase their knowledge and skills when working with young babies and families. It also supports leaders in developing policies and protocols to support TVIC practice.
Access this free e-learning education here.
TVIC for Client & Public Education
This graphic tool, which describes how to integrate TVIC into client and public-facing educational efforts, was developed by Jessica Carswell and our GTV Incubator team in partnership with the Canadian Mental Health Association, Elgin-Middlesex. There are two versions, one with locally-relevant resource links, and one more generic for those outside the London-Middlesex and Elgin (Ontario) region:
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.
- Trauma- & Violence-Informed Care – A Tool for Educators & Schools
- Trauma Walk-through – An Exercise for Educators
- Preventing, Recognizing & Addressing Vicarious Trauma – A Tool for Educators & Schools
Measuring IPV and GBV in a TVIC Way
- Research Summary: A Better Way to Measure Intimate Partner Violence: The Composite Abuse Scale Revised-Short Form (CASr-SF)
- Technical Report: Wathen, C. N., Ford-Gilboe, M., Perrin, N., Scott-Storey, K., O’Donnell, S., Varcoe, C., MacGregor, J. C. D., & Khan, A. (2022). Analysis of intimate partner violence data from the 2018 Survey of Safety in Public and Private Spaces: Technical Report. Western University.