Trauma Gender Substance Use (TGS) – Video series

A resource to guide the further integration of trauma-informed, gender-informed and gender-transformative practices into prevention, health promotion, treatment, harm reduction and policy affecting those who use substances in Canada.

Rose Schmidt – Trauma, Gender, Sex Informed Approaches to Substance Use

Lorraine Greaves – Fusing Gender and Trauma-Informed Approaches

Nancy Poole – Grounding Activities and Trauma-Informed Practice

Nancy Poole – Trauma-Informed and Gender-Informed Aftercare

SisterSpace: Canada’s First Women-Only Shared Using Room

Supporting Change: Preventing FASD – Video series

A resource to support service providers in their work with women

These clips supplement provincial training on alcohol and pregnancy. They grew out of requests from service providers to see the evidence-based framework in practice with women. They provide a means of answering many of the shared questions brought forward by service providers who attended provincial education sessions.

Part 1: Setting the Stage

This section outlines a framework for supporting women who use alcohol, tobacco and other substances in pregnancy and beyond. Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder is described as well as the necessity of prevention.

Nancy Poole – Intro to FASD Prevention Framework

Sterling Clarren – Preventing FASD Rationale

Cristine Urquhart – FASD Prevention Practice Framework

Part 2: Common Clinical Questions

Experts from the field share their practice wisdom and answer a number of common clinical questions.

Jan Christilaw – Beginning the Conversation with Women

Jan Christilaw – Readiness

Pat Chisholm – Managing Our Urgency

Sarah Payne – Managing Our Reactions

Sarah Payne – Knowing How You Make a Difference

Part 3: Scenarios

Service providers in various contexts demonstrate using a women-centred, harm-reduction oriented and collaborative motivational approach.

Scenario 1: Creating Safety

Scenario 2: Keeping the Door Open

Scenario 3: Violence Links

Scenario 4: Asking Makes a Difference

Scenario 5: Self-Efficacy at the Hospital

Scenario 6: Polysubstance Harm Reduction

Part 4: Summing Up

The clips conclude with reflections on the importance of prevention and moving forward with the framework.

Summing Up: FASD Prevention Framework in Action


Expecting to Quit: Digital narratives

Every woman has her own reasons for smoking. Every woman can find her own way of quitting and staying smoke-free in her own time.

View the ETQ digital narratives to hear from mothers about their paths to quitting smoking.

Rebecca’s Story 

I Knew Something Had to Change 

She’s the Boss of Me 

I Have a Secret

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