Trauma and Violence Informed Approach (TVIA)

OCASI - Ontario Council for Agencies Serving Immigrants

OCASI / Promoting Mental Healthis pleased to open registration for the upcoming self-directed online training course on:

Trauma and Violence Informed Approach (TVIA)

The self-directed course will run between 

February 13 to March 17, 2023


This FREE 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.

Course Learning Objectives:

  1. Define trauma, violence, and principles of trauma and 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 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.

To Register: Click here

Registration Deadline: Friday, February 3, 2023

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

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