Webinar recording: Trauma Informed Justice - A System Level Transformation in Kenora Rainy River

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

In this Webinar, participants:

  • learned 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;
  • discussed 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; and
  • described the implementation and scale-up of this intervention across the Kenora Rainy River district.

Target audience:

  • Professionals who work with justice-involved youth who wish to learn more about trauma and its impacts
  • Front-line staff, senior leadership, managers, policy and decision makers in human and justice services organizations
  • Stakeholders and partners with an interest in the Systems Improvement through Service Collaboratives (SISC) initiative


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 info sheet: Trauma-Informed Youth Justice: The Kenora Rainy River Trauma-Informed Agency Protocol (PDF)

Event Details:

  • April 20, 2024, 6:09 am - 6:09 am


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