Trauma

Trauma

The right to grieve: two women talk about their abortions

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Naomi
Heather
Edition: 
Vol 4, No.4
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1983
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article includes a conversation between two women about their abortion experiences. Addresses depression and grief. 

Is there sex after childbirth?

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Theresa Pitman
Edition: 
Vol 9, No.1
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1987
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article explores a variety of women's experiences of sex after childbirth. Explores reasons why sexual energy and responsiveness has an ebb and flow within a woman's lifetime, especially during the post partum period. 

Incest shadows

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Penny Wardell
Edition: 
Vol 9, No.1
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1987
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article offers several short stories on the topic of incest. Explores the fear and confusion of a child's experience of family violence.

Becoming trauma informed

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English
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Paper
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Nancy Poole, Ed.
Lorraine Greaves, Ed.
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Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Publication Date: 
2012
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Describes trauma-informed practice at the individual, organizational and systemic levels. Provides 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. Emphasizes how trauma-informed services must take into account an understanding of trauma, and place priority on trauma survivors’ safety, choice and control. 

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978-1-77114-058-4
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$39.95 • 404 pages • paperback

Trauma-informed approaches in addictions treatment

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English
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Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (BCCEWH)
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Paper
Online
Publisher: 
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2009
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

Provides discussion guide on addressing coexisting trauma, mental health and substance use problems experienced by girls and women through trauma-informed and trauma-specific approaches. Developed from the work of the Community of Practice (vCoP) that served as a mechanism for “gendering” the National Framework for Action to Reduce the Harms Associated with Alcohol and other Drugs and Substances in Canada.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Trauma-informed: symposium examines trauma, addictions and mental health

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English
Translated Title: 
Établir des liens : violence, traumatismes et santé mentale
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British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (BCCEWH)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Nancy Poole
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health
Edition: 
Vol.11, No. 2
Publisher: 
Network/LeRèseau
Publication Date: 
2009
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

In November 2008, women’s and children’s health experts working with the Vancouver Island Health Authority (VIHA) and the British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health (BCCEWH) planned a workshop on Trauma-Informed Addictions and Mental Health Practice, designed to bring together service providers interested in applying “trauma-informed” and trauma-specific approaches in their work with clients with substance use, mental health and related health and social concerns.

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Making the links: Violence, trauma and mental health

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English
Translated Title: 
Attention au fossé (entre les genres)
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Ad Hoc Working Group on Women, Mental Health, Mental Illness and Addictions
Edition: 
Vol.11, No. 2
Publisher: 
Network/LeRèseau
Publication Date: 
2009
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Describes research that establishes a strong association between trauma, violence and mental health.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
14800039

Women, mental health, mental illness and addiction in Canada: an overview

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English
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Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
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Online
Author: 
Ad Hoc Working Group on Women, Mental Health, Mental Illness and Addictions
Publisher: 
Canadian Women's Health Network
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Provides information about issues in women’s mental health, illness and addictions, such as women-centred care, trauma and violence, depression, and more, and makes recommendations for the next steps.

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Includes bibliographical references.

First stage trauma treatment: a guide for mental health professionals working with women

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English
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Paper
Author: 
Lori Haskell
Publisher: 
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Presents therapies with a conceptual map for understanding women’s experiences of trauma. Outlines components of first stage trauma treatment and offers tools and strategies.

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ISBN 0888684142
MENH.H37 2003
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Includes bibliographical references. --- Review, Network Winter/Spring: Many women seeking treatment for depression, chronic anxiety, substance-use problems, difficult or abusive relationships and self-inflicted harm are actually experiencing complex post-traumatic stress responses associated with chronic abuse and neglect in childhood. While mental health professionals may be aware of their clients’ early histories, they may underestimate the role of the trauma as the origin of their symptoms and fail to provide these women with the treatment they need. This guidebook has been developed to assist mental health workers and caregivers in understanding more about the impact of abuse and neglect in women’s lives. The author outlines the basic components of first stage trauma treatment and offers specific tools and concrete strategies to use in beginning this difficult work.

Women, abuse and trauma therapy: an information guide

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English
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Paper
Author: 
Lori Haskell
Publisher: 
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Provides information for women who are in therapy to help deal with the long-term effects of prolonged or repeated experiences of abuse and violence. Describes the therapeutic process and what to expect from one-to-one trauma therapy.

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ISBN 0888684428
MENH.H37 2003
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