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Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner program for the Halifax area:

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TIP and survivor-centricity

Use approaches that are trauma informed and survivor-centred.

We know that university-based sexual assault educators and service-providers are generally well-versed in trauma informed practice and survivor-centricity. We are happy to report that this is an approach our participants and research assistants saw as valuable.

Delving Deeper Resources

  • Guidelines and recommendations for Nova Scotia Universities and the Nova Scotia Community College: Development of Survivor-Centric Sexual Violence Policies and Responses (May 2018)
    2SLGBTQ+ Inclusive Trauma-Informed Care Webinar (Western University Learning Network):
  • Critical Components of a Survivor-Centred Response to Campus Sexual Violence (Rossiter, Porteous, and Dhillon, 2020)
    This 2020 book chapter is part of the edited volume Violence Interrupted: Confronting Sexual Violence on University Campuses, edited by Crocker, Minaker, and Neland, and published by McGill-Queen's University Press.

Self-serve Resources

  • Learning Network
    Western University's VAW Learning Network offers several recorded webinars about Trauma Informed Practice, many of which focus on this framework in relation to a specific marginalized population or populations.