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Free Information Sessions about Trauma-Informed Practices in Services for Substance-Involved Women

Trauma is widespread among substance-involved women and has profound and long-lasting impacts. These free information sessions will help to build knowledge of trauma-informed practices, introduce participants to the comprehensive guidelines published in Trauma Matters, and help build an understanding of how they can be used to improve services for women.


  • Service providers who work with substance-involved women, including those from substance use services, public health and other health care services, child welfare, the criminal justice system, social services, shelters and housing, and other allied sector services.
  • System planners, policy developers, funders, evaluators, educators and academic institutions.

FIVE FREE SESSIONS -  For more information, click on each of the locations.

Thunder Bay: October 22, 1-4 pm – DaVinci Centre (Presenters: Pirjo Smith & Debbie Bang)
Sudbury: October 23, 1-4 pm – Steelworkers’ Hall (Presenters: Kathryn Irwin-Seguin & Debbie Bang)
Ottawa: October 24, 9:30 am-12 pm – RA Centre (Presenters: Nancy Bradley & Janine Gates)
London: October 29, 1-4 pm – Regional Mental Health Care (Presenters: Debbie Bang & Pam Hill)
Toronto: December 9, 1:30-4:30 pm – Metro Hall (Presenters: Robin Cuff & Janine Gates)

Trauma Matters provides guidelines for trauma-informed practices. Click on these links to access the English and French version.