The VEGA (Violence, Evidence, Guidance, and Action) Project has created pan-Canadian, evidence-based guidance and education resources to assist healthcare and social service providers in recognizing and responding safely to family violence. VEGA developed these resources with funding from the Public Health Agency of Canada in collaboration with 22 national organizations. VEGA focuses on three main types of family violence: child maltreatment, intimate partner violence, and children’s exposure to intimate partner violence.
VEGA has developed an online platform of education resources comprised of learning modules (e.g., care pathways, scripts, how-to videos), interactive educational scenarios and a Handbook. These will equip healthcare and social service providers (including students) in addressing the needs of those who may have experienced family violence. These resources are based on a series of systematic reviews summarizing the scientific evidence.
For more information about the need for these resources, please watch the ‘Why VEGA’ whiteboard video below.
Access to VEGA Education Resources is free. VEGA does not provide certificates for these resources. We believe individual organizations and programs are best positioned to make decisions about certification. VEGA is happy to collaborate in developing certificates.
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Use and/or dissemination of VEGA resources by any organization, is strictly prohibited without express written permission. Please contact us, to seek permission for your organization to use the VEGA resources.