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Self-Directed Online Training Course: Trauma and Violence Informed Approach (TVIA)

The Mental Health Promotion in Immigrant and Refugee Serving Organizations Project / OCASI is pleased to bring you the Trauma and Violence Informed Approach (TVIA) self-directed online training course.

This FREE 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.

Course Learning Objectives:

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

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 bilingual online Community of Practice for Canada's Immigrant and Refugee Serving 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.

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


*Registration Deadline: Friday, February 3, 2023


If you have any questions or for more information, please contact Caley Cross at

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