Trauma-informed justice: A system-level transformation in Kenora Rainy River

Interventions in Practice Series

On January 11, 2017, was held the sixth webinar in the INTERVENTIONS IN PRACTICE series, highlighting evidence-informed interventions implemented as part of the Systems Improvement through Service Collaboratives (SISC) initiative.

"Trauma Informed Justice: A System Level Transformation in Kenora Rainy River" looked at:

  • how system partners in Kenora Rainy River are becoming educated on the effects of trauma to avoid re-traumatizing justice-involved youth and promote pathways to resiliency and recovery;
  • the intervention components, including the GAIN-SS screening tool, improving cultural awareness, a Youth Justice and Mental Health System map in partnership with Canadian Mental Health Association Kenora Branch, and a trauma-informed agency protocol;
  • the implementation and scale-up of this intervention across the Kenora Rainy River district.

The presenters:

  • Sheri Norlen, Manager, Portage Youth Centre, Creighton Youth Services
  • Michelle Guitard, Youth Mental Health Court Worker, FIREFLY
  • Sara Dias, Executive Director, Canadian Mental Health Association, Kenora Branch
  • Gina Clark, Regional Implementation Coordinator, Provincial System Support Program, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

Download the slides (PDF)
Watch the webinar recording (AdobeConnect)
Read the infosheet: Trauma-Informed Youth Justice: The Kenora Rainy River Trauma-Informed Agency Protocol (PDF)

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