Counselling and Support Work

Trauma-Informed: The Trauma Toolkit

The Trauma Toolkit, which was designed for service organizations, health care facilities and individual service providers, is intended to help organizations ensure that the services they offer are trauma-informed and sensitive to the needs of people who are trauma-affected. The Trauma Toolkit Second Edition, 2013 Download (pdf)

Responding to a Sexual Assault Disclosure: Practice Tips

This is a series of practice tips shared from EVA BC for responding to disclosures of sexual assault that were developed as part of their Western Canada Sexual Assault Initiative funded by Status of Women Canada. They are tailored to various sectors that include anti-violence workers, Indigenous services, child protection workers, settlement services, police, sheriffs, […]

Sexual Assault Worker Handbook, May 2016

This update of the Sexual Assault Worker Handbook last revised in 2007, was developed as part of the Western Canada Sexual Assault Initiative funded by Status of Women Canada. Updates reflect changes in policy, legislation and best practices. It also integrates recent developments in the understanding of the dynamics and impacts of sexual assault and how […]

Safety Planning Across Culture & Community: A Guide for Front Line Violence Against Women Responders

This guide provides in-depth information on the specific risk and safety factors relevant to groups of women who are disproportionately victimized and murdered. It includes dedicated sections on risk identification and safety planning with Aboriginal women, those who are immigrants or refugees, older and younger women, sex workers, women with disabilities, lesbian, bisexual and queer […]

Confidentiality for Sexual Assault Survivors under the Age of Nineteen

This CCWS Information Bulletin is intended to clarify some of the questions about legal and policy mandates and to aid discussion when developing community or agency protocols. This Information Bulletin is based on the information available at April 30, 2012 and is for general information only. It is not intended to be and cannot be […]

Confidentiality for Rural Women

Information on some of the barriers to confidentiality in small communities. Developed by Nancy Taylor, chair of the Robson Valley Violence Against Women Coordination Committee. Download file (pdf)

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