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Trauma Matters: French version of guidelines now available!

New guidelines are available to support organizations that provide substance use treatment services for women. Trauma Matters: Guidelines for Trauma-Informed Practices in Women’s Substance Use Services provides a foundation for implementing trauma-informed practices across Ontario’s substance use service system. A French version is also now available.

Trauma Matters presents fundamental information about trauma-informed practices. It sets out evidence-informed practices for all organizations that are funded by Local Health Integration Networks to provide substance use services for women.

The guidelines should be used wherever women receive substance use services—in both mixed-gender and women-only service environments, and in all types of substance use services (e.g. withdrawal management, assessment and referral, residential, and community-based services).

The new trauma guidelines were developed by the Jean Tweed Centre in consultation with service providers, experts, and women with lived experience from across Ontario.

Read Trauma Matters now!

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