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Becoming Trauma Informed

Edited by Nancy Poole and Lorraine Greaves
Becoming Trauma Informed describes trauma-informed practice at the individual, organizational and systemic levels. The editors and authors bring unique perspectives from various settings and from the diverse groups with which they work, sharing how trauma-informed principles have been integrated into different mental health and addiction treatment and social service environments. They emphasize how trauma-informed services must take into account an understanding of trauma, and place priority on trauma survivors’ safety, choice and control. These contributors offer hope and direction for becoming trauma informed, showcasing their innovation, leadership, practices, ideas and compassion.
This book will be of interest to front-line addiction and mental health workers looking for practical strategies, as well as to program and system planners who want to ensure that institutional and community-based services meet the needs of people who have experienced trauma.
$39.95 • 404 pages • paperback • ISBN 978-1-77114-058-4
Published 2012 • Product code: PG140

​About the Editors

Nancy Poole, MA, PhD candidate is the director of the British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health. Nancy is well known for her collaborative work on research, training and policy initiatives on trauma informed practice with governments and organizations on local, provincial, national and international levels. She is currently leading system change initiatives and the collaborative development of resources on trauma-informed practice with several provinces and territories in Canada.

Lorraine Greaves, PhD, is senior investigator at the British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health and its founding executive director. Previously, she was the founding director of the Centre for Research on Violence against Women and Children in Ontario. She leads IMPART, a pan-Canadian training program for researchers in gender, addiction and intersections with mental health, violence and trauma. She is internationally recognized for integrating gender and equity into policy and practice and received an honorary doctorate from the University of Ottawa for her work advancing women’s health.

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