New online tool on Coalescing on Women and Substance Use website

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Learn more about trauma-informed approaches and practices in Canada with this newly developed online tool. It features an overview of four topics related to “trauma-informed” approaches when working with women with mental health and substance use concerns, along with highlights of promising practices, policy challenges . . . and thoughts of where to go next.  Under each of the four topics you’ll find:

  • examples of trauma informed work in action,
  • links to recommended readings,
  • links to  curricula and training resources, and web resources,
  • links to webcasts on the topics

A PDF version is also available for download.

The tool is based on research completed in 2010 with service providers and health system planners from across Canada, funded by Health Canada’s Women’s Health Contribution Program.  The developers of the tool at the British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health are working on several other current projects on trauma-informed practice, and would appreciate any feedback people have on the material in the tool.  Please contact Tina Talbot at

Find the online tool on Coalescing on Women and Substance Use website.