Grounding Techniques PDF
The Manitoba Trauma Information Centre website includes an array of resources about providing support that is trauma informed including the Trauma Informed Toolkit; a quick guide to fight, flight, and freeze trauma responses; and Indigenous trauma.
UBUNTU & MARC Supporting Survivors of Sexual Assault Booklet
A guide to supporting victim/survivors by UBUNTU, a U.S. based movement “led by women of color and survivors of sexual assault, dedicated to creating a world without sexual violence”, and Men Against Rape Culture. MARC is “a multi-racial, anti-racist organization of men in Durham, NC, committed to ending the epidemic of male violence by attacking it at its roots.”
Trauma and the Brain: Understanding abuse survivors’ responses Video
An animated video made by North Lanarkshire Ending Violence and Abuse that shows how someone who has been subjected to rape or sexual assault might react in a police interview, explains the impact of trauma on the brain and demonstrates new trauma-informed techniques for professionals to use.
Association of Alberta Sexual Assault Services (AASAS), “Child Sexual Abuse Disclosure”
British Columbia Centre for Excellence in Women’s Health, Trauma Informed Practice Guide
Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse, Trauma Informed Toolkit
Consent is Golden, “Someone told me they experienced sexual violence”
Cross Roads, “What To Do If A Child Discloses Sexual Abuse”
Government of Nova Scotia, Children and Family Services Act Duty to Report
Laci Green, “How to Respond to a Rape Survivor”
Judith Lewis Herman, Basic Books, Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath - From Domestic Abuse to Political Terror (1992).
Jane Lefkowitz, Social Work Today, “When Children Disclose Sexual Abuse”
National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, “What to do if a child reveals abuse”
Office of Justice Programs, “Responding to Transgender Victims of Sexual Assault”
UBUNTU and MARC, Supporting a Survivor of Sexual Assault
University of Alberta, “Responding to a Disclosure of Sexual Assault”
Bessel Van der Kolk, American Psychatric Press; Psychological trauma (1987)
Western University; Learning to End Abuse Online Training, “Responding to a Disclosure”