Training and Presentations

No Wrong Doors: How we are making "Every Door a Right Door"
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Last updated: January 2014

No Wrong Doors: How we are making ‘Every Door a Right Door’ -Woman Abuse/Sexual Assault, nurse Mental Health, and Addiction Service Providers collaborating with Women with Lived Experience to implement woman abuse/sexual assault/trauma-informed services and screening, and to improve services and outcomes for women.

Half-day presentation at the Kenora-Rainy River District Domestic Violence Community Coordinating Committee, Annual Conference on November 15, 2013

No Wrong Door - Next Steps for a Collaborative Trauma Informed Response for Women with Complex Needs in Grey Bruce
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Last updated: January 2014

No Wrong Door: Next steps for a collaborative, trauma-informed response for women with complex needs in Grey Bruce
Date:  December 2012

Summary of the work in the Grey Bruce region to provide trauma-informed services and systems, and to develop and implement a screening tool; outcomes of the Ontario Woman Abuse Screening Project in Grey Bruce; priorities for moving ahead

INTRO: Trauma-Informed Services and Screening
Teleconference Presentation
Last updated: June 10, 2013

Introduction

Trauma Matters
Teleconference Presentation
Last updated: June 10, 2013

Guidelines for Trauma-Informed Practices in Women's Substance Use Services, Nancy Bradley, Jean Tweet Centre

Making Connections
Teleconference Presentation
Last updated: June 10, 2013

When Domestic Violence, Mental Health and Substance Use Problmes Co-Occure, Jon Thompson, Riverside Community Counselling Services

Best Trauma-Informed Practices
Teleconference Presentation
Last updated: June 10, 2013

Sheila Macdonald, Ontario Network of Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Treatment Centres

Women's Health Effects Study
Teleconference Presentation
Last updated: June 10, 2013

The Effects of Personal, Social and Economic Resources on Physical and Mental Health of Women in the Early Years after Leaving an Abusive Partner, Dr. Marilyn Ford-Gilboe, Western University

No Wrong Door - Ontario Woman Abuse Screening Project
Teleconference Presentation
Last updated: June 10, 2013

Susan Macphail, Women's Mental Health and Addictions Action Research Coalition

How We Are Making "Every Door A Right Door"
PowerPoint (50 slides, 1.69 MB)
Last updated: April 2013

Note: This most recent version of our training on providing abuse/trauma-informed services was presented to the WOTCH Community Mental Health Services’ Trauma-Informed Group. It focuses on collaborating with women with lived experience and across sectors to implement woman abuse/sexual assault/trauma-informed services and screening, and to improve services and outcomes for women’. It incorporates the most recent version of the Screening for Abuse Documentation Form including screening for human trafficking (adapted from Sudbury Manitoulin’s form).

NEW: This training also addresses the need for abuse/trauma-informed services and screening for men, discusses gender differences in responses to trauma, and incorporates voices of men with lived experience of trauma.

Making Connections: When Domestic Violence, Mental Health, and Substance Use Problems Co-Occur
Online Training
Last updated: April 2013

Making Connections is not about becoming an expert in domestic violence, mental health and substance use issues; it is about developing an understanding about all three issues, sharing expertise and resources with those working in other sectors, and working to reduce barriers for women who experience co-occurring domestic violence, mental health and substance use problems.

Making Connections is a full curriculum including a text manual, online modules and discussion forum, and a full-day, cross-sectoral workshop. See www.DVeducation.ca/makingconnections for on-line training modules and for the manual. To indicate your interest in hosting a workshop or to get more information about Making Connections, contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

How We Are Making "Every Door A Right Door"
PowerPoint (31 slides, 6.63 MB)
Last updated: November 2011

Note: This presentation is for the "No Wrong Door for Abused Women" Provincial Video/Teleconference on Cross-sectoral Collaboration to ensure woman abuse/sexual assault/trauma-informed services and screening in mental health and addiction agencies. To be held November 22, 2011, 2-4 PM Eastern Standard Time.

Participants from over twenty regions and diverse sectors as well as women with lived experience are joining this video/teleconference to discuss why abuse/trauma-informed services and screening for abuse are important to women with lived experience and how we are transforming services and making 'every door a right door'. If you would like to help set up a steering committee in your region or would like to hear more about what each region is accomplishing and developing in the way of resources, join us by emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Providing woman abuse/sexual assault/trauma-informed services
PowerPoint (60 slides, 7.95 MB)
Last updated: June 2011

This one-day training session was developed for the staff of multiple agencies from diverse sectors in London-Middlesex, as a second round of training in this region by the Ontario Woman Abuse Screening Project. Topics include: understanding the interconnection of woman abuse/sexual assault/trauma with mental health and substance use; why providing woman abuse-informed, sexual assault-informed, trauma-informed services is a best practice; asking women about abuse/Screening for woman abuse, sexual assault, abuse-related trauma; safety planning; responding appropriately to disclosures of abuse/violence; how to support women in accessing resources/warm referrals.

“When we ask the right questions, the pieces come together”: Intersectoral collaboration to screen for abuse and provide trauma-informed services to support women with mental health and/or addiction issues

PowerPoint (48 slides, 4.07 MB)
Last updated: October  2010

 

Presentation by six project participants from four regions at the National Conference on Mental Health
Thriving in 2010 and Beyond

 • How providing women-specific services - which acknowledge the interconnection of mental health, addiction, woman abuse, sexual assault and trauma - results in transformative systemic change and makes ‘every door a right door’ for women seeking services.
• How to engage across sectors and with women of experience to implement screening for woman abuse/abuse-related trauma and to provide trauma-informed services.

Ontario Woman Abuse Screening Project: Community Presentation
PowerPoint (31 slides, 5.04 MB)
Last updated: September 29 2010

This foundational presentation lays the groundwork for the entire project.

Answers to your questions: Who is involved with the project? How did it start? What are the outcomes? What new regions are joining?

 

Making Connections Between Addictions, Mental Health and Woman Abuse/ Sexual Violence/ Trauma - Training for Mental Health and Addiction Workers in Chatham-Kent
PowerPoint (54 slides, 559 KB)
Last updated: May 2010

This training was developed and delivered by local experts on woman abuse and sexual assault for mental health and addiction workers as part of the project. For a short (7-slide) summary of this presentation, click here.

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Trauma and Resiliency: Creating Trauma-informed Services
PowerPoint (67 slides, 852 KB)
Last updated: July 2010

Recently-developed presentation on what it means to have trauma-informed services and how to create trauma-informed environments, services, programs and systems. Developed by Susan Macphail, My Sisters' Place, Director of Women’s Mental Health Resources at WOTCH Community Mental Health Services, London; training  facilitated at Cornerstone Women's Shelter for women who are homeless in Ottawa. This presentation lays the groundwork for our teleconference on trauma-informed services on October 26th.

For a short selected 5-slide presentation on trauma-informed services, click here.

Pilot Project: Origins and Lessons Learned
Video (.mv4, 12.8 MB)
Produced: May 2010
Duration: 7:33 min
In this 4-vignette video series, Susan Macphail, My Sisters' Place, Director of Women’s Mental Health Resources at WOTCH Community Mental Health Services, talks about the origins and importance of the Ontario Woman Abuse Screening Project, and some of the compelling lessons learned during the pilot in London-Middlesex.
London CAReS Training: Making Connections Between Addictions, Mental Health and Woman Abuse/Sexual Violence/Trauma
PowerPoint (23 slides, 1.90 MB)
Last updated: May 2010
This presentation, which was designed for London CAReS, is about creating woman abuse/sexual violence/trauma-informed services for women who are homeless using a harm reduction approach.
Abuse and Mental Illness: Moving Toward a New Hope for Better Health
Powerpoint (33 slides, 445 KB)
Last updated: May 2010
This presentation was created by Lisebeth Gatkowski and Mary-Lou Martin of the Mental Health & Addiction Program of St Joseph’s Healthcare in Hamilton, and includes an exploration of what trauma-informed care looks like.
Safety Planning Guide for Women who are Homeless
PowerPoint (36 slides, 2.15 MB)
Created: 2009
This guide was developed by the staff of My Sisters' Place, WOTCH Community Mental Health Services in consultation with the women who participate at My Sisters' Place.

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