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©VEGA Family Violence Education Resources

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.

Access VEGA Education Resources

Access to VEGA Education Resources is free. VEGA is available as a self-directed learning activity (non-certificate) and as an accredited self-directed group learning activity (as outlined below).

Register - Public Registration for Individuals Register Now

Click below to register for immediate access to VEGA’s Family Violence Education Resources.

Register - Accredited Group Learning Activity Register Now

VEGA is accredited as a self-directed, Group Learning activity by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Click below for more details about this accredited activity and to register.

Permission/Licensing Requests Contact the VEGA Team

McMaster University is the copyright owner for all VEGA Family Violence Education Resources.  Registration for the site entitles you to use the resources on this website only for your personal learning. Any other use without permission (e.g. copying, adapting, reproducing, research, etc.) is strictly prohibited. Contact the VEGA Team for copyright questions or to seek permission for any other use of the VEGA resources.

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