TGS Resources

The evidence continues to grow on the effectiveness of trauma-, gender-, and sex-informed (TGS) approaches in all areas of the substance use field, including prevention, education, harm reduction, treatment, policy, and research. Trauma-informed practice (TIP) is a critically important approach to improving substance use services, programming, policy and health promotion initiatives. Further, unless we integrate a gender transformative approach into TIP, issues of equity can easily be ignored, or perpetuated.

These resources are provided as an aid to integrating the TGS approach.


New Terrain: Tools to Integrate Trauma and Gender Informed Responses into Substance Use Practice and Policy  English version
50 Trauma, Gender, and Substance Use Cards  English version
Trauma Informed Practice & the Opioid Crisis: A Discussion Guide for Health Care and Social Service Providers
Women and Opioids: Media

Resource Lists

TGS Trauma-Informed Practice resource list
TGS Gender Informed Approaches to Substance Use resource list
TGS Gender Transformative resource list

Conversation Starters

TGS Trauma Informed Practice Principles in Action: Reflective Questions
English versionFrench version
Building a Trauma-Informed Aftercare Network in Saskatchewan
English versionFrench version
TGS Trauma-Informed Approaches to Seclusion and Restraint Reduction

Evidence Summaries

Sex, Gender and Cannabis — English versionFrench version
Sex, Gender and Tobacco — English versionFrench version
Sex, Gender and Alcohol — English version
Sex, Gender and Opioids — English version
Academic Research Summaries — English versionFrench version

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