Research Study: Trauma and Violence Informed Care

Is your community-based health or social service organization considering implementing trauma- and violence-informed care? If you are working in such an organization in London, we need your help!

We are examining how organizations in London learn about and start considering TVIC as an approach to practice in their organizations. If you have been involved in this kind of thinking where you work, and you volunteer to participate, we would arrange a confidential, 20-30 minute interview at a time and place convenient to you. Questions will include how you and your organization first became aware of TVIC, and previous, current and future steps to implement it, if any.

For more information about this study, or to volunteer for this study, please contact: Tanaz Javan at

Further details available here.

Dr. Lloy Wylie’s research in the Springer Nature spotlight

Selected as one of SpringerNature’s ’20 outstanding pieces of research’ for Mental Health Day 2018, Dr. Lloy Wylie‘s paper, Assessing trauma in a transcultural context: challenges in mental health care with immigrants and refugees, is now available as a open resource for a limited time. The paper is included in a curated collection of journal articles and book chapters on mental health from publishing imprints across Springer Nature.

Please note that Dr. Wylie will be presenting on the panel discussion for Power & Global Health – Community Event on Wednesday, November 14, 3pm-6pm, in the Atrium of the International & Graduate Affairs Building. All welcome.

Power & Global Health – Community Event (November 14)

If you are involved in any kind of international or development work, curious about the adverse/unintended consequences that can arise when responding to the needs of marginalized populations, concerned about the dynamics of power and privilege, or simply interested in equity in general, please note of this upcoming session at Western University.
Power & Global Health – Community Event
Wednesday, November 14, 3pm-6pm
Atrium, International & Graduate Affairs Building

CRHESI Events for November 2018

Mark your calendars for upcoming public events that CRHESI is hosting at Innovation Works this November

Community Update & Reception
Thu, 8 November 2018
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM – The Commons (First Floor)


Join us for an enlivening, fast-paced evening of five-minute ‘lightning talks’ about equity and inclusion work in London — and an informal meet-and-greet reception. Community members, students, faculty, and everyone interested in equity and inclusion in London are welcome to attend.

Inclusive Work & Play (A Lunch & Learn)

Fri, 9 November 2018
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM – RBC Vault (First Floor)


Community Engaged Learning students Leah Bleecker and Priya Gulyani will share findings based on recent environmental scans exploring the responsiveness of employers and sports leagues in London towards individuals with disabilities.

Mobilizing Narratives research project enters second year

Mobilizing Narratives for Policy and Social Change, a Partnership Development Grant by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) led by Dr. Marlene Janzen Le Ber and Dr. Helene Berman, has kicked off its second year. A recent project workshop featured discussion around early-stage data analysis, initial findings from the critical interpretive synthesis of existing literature, and continued dialogue led by the project’s indigenous partners on cultural and historical dynamics of narrative use.

The project seeks to understand current and potential impacts of narrative methodologies, and create new, meaningful ways to evaluate these impacts, with particular attention to system-level change. Keep an eye on this newsletter for continued updates as the project unfolds.