Trauma and Violence Informed Approach (TVIA) Course

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Trauma and Violence Informed Approach (TVIA) Course

Online self-directed professional development training course for service providers in the settlement sector.

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The Mental Health Promotion in Immigrant and Refugee Serving Organizations Project at OCASI is pleased to bring you the Trauma and Violence Informed Approach (TVIA) E-course!

This self-directed online course will provide settlement workers and social service providers with opportunities to learn fundamental principles, basic concepts and evidence-based approaches to serve people with experiences of trauma and violence. It will also provide opportunities for learning about self-care, and organizational and community building to address vicarious trauma and systemic trauma and violence.

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Define trauma, violence, and trauma & violence informed approaches (TVIA)
  • Identify signs and symptoms of trauma when working with immigrant and refugee communities
  • Apply principles of TVIA into practice
  • Analyze the impacts of vicarious trauma & develop strategies for self-care

This course will run from February 13 - March 17, 2023.

Criteria for Participation:

This course is open to settlement workers and service providers who are working in or with the immigrant and refugee-serving sector across the province who are willing to:

Commit to approximately 2-4 hours of learning per week.

Practice active participation through the program.

Engage in the Mental Health Promotion Group in, a new national online Community of Practice for the Settlement Sector.

Complete assignments within the given timeframe.

At the successful completion of the entire e-course, you will receive a certification of completion from OCASI.

If you have any questions, please contact Caley Cross -

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