This section of the portal shares learning materials related to the notions of child and youth trauma and trauma-informed care.
NCTSN Learning Center – FREE
Trauma Informed Care Project – FREE
Increasing knowledge and improving practices (Dr. Delphine Collin-Vézina)
In this workshop, the trainer will review the individual, familial, social and cultural factors that have influence over the appearance of long term side effects following repeated trauma; they will present, in detail, the Attachment, Self-Regulation and Competency Model; (ARC, Kinniburgh, Blaustein, Spinazzola & van der Kolk, 2005). This model is inspired by attachment and resilience theories, and puts into practice psychoeducational and cognitive behavioural techniques, focusing on strengths and adaptation capabilities of the child and their family. This course is intended for healthcare workers who wish to identify and serve youth with a history of multiple abuse.
- Created by Porte-Voix - Formations continues en santé mentale.
The VEGA (Violence, Evidence, Guidance, and Action)
Project has created pan-Canadian, evidence-based guidance and education resources to assist healthcare and social service providers in recognizing and responding safely to family violence. VEGA focuses on three main types of family violence: child maltreatment, intimate partner violence, and children’s exposure to intimate partner violence. VEGA has developed an online platform of education resources comprised of learning modules (e.g., care pathways, scripts, how-to videos), interactive educational scenarios and a Handbook. These will equip healthcare and social service providers (including students) in addressing the needs of those who may have experienced family violence.
- Created by Project VEGA - McMaster University.
Cruel but not unusual
Healing the traumatized self: Consciousness, neuroscience, treatment
FR - Ma sexualité, c'est une question de respect : brisons le silence ! = My sexuality, it's about respect : break the silence!
This book is for anyone interested in learning about sexual assault. People who have been victims, or who have committed sexual assaults, as well as their relatives, will find information to guide them towards recovery and a healthy sexuality. This workbook not only contains pointers to better understand the dynamics of sexual assault and how the legacy of colonization and its ongoing impacts have created an imbalance in our relationships, but it also provides an Indigenous perspective on what is happening.
Children in Care and Mental Health
In this video, Dr. Jenney presents information about trauma and trauma-informed practices that should be included in interventions. She also gives tools on how professionals can help children who have experienced traumas.
- Created by Child, Adolescent and Family (CASA) Mental Health.