Access the VEGA TVIC Briefing note here
Through its National Guidance and Implementation Committee (NGIC), VEGA is integrating into our educational materials a family violence-specific approach to trauma-and violence-informed care (TVIC).
Services to prevent and mitigate the effects of violence experienced by children and adults must account for their broader life circumstances TVIC calls attention to the intersecting impacts of a number of structural and social conditions that often limit the effectiveness of family violence interventions:
NGIC members identified TVIC as one of three priority areas for additional knowledge synthesis and structured engagement. The TVIC “Leader Table” comprised working groups of NGIC members and VEGA researchers, and set out to address how to best integrate multi-disciplinary practice considerations into VEGA’s guidance and curriculum (listen to Dr. Nadine Wathen briefly discuss VEGA’s outputs).
The TVIC Leader Table discussed the concept of trauma-informed care (TIC), the important addition of the “V” (i.e., TVIC) to address structural/systemic issues, and the unique impacts of family violence exposure. Health and social services that are trauma-and violence-informed, equity oriented, and culturally safe account for what care is offered, and how it is provided.
The TVIC was presented at the June 2016 NGIC meeting, as the foundation for plenary and case-based small group discussions about how to integrate TVIC into all VEGA outputs. More to follow.