Summary

Funded by Women's Xchange 15k Challenge and guided Rainbow Health Ontario and an Advisory Group of trans community members and their allies, we developed and evaluated an in-person training module focused on the care of trans persons who have been sexually assaulted. This module was piloted at SANE training in November 2018 with 47 nurses.

  • Publications
  • KT Tools
  • Acknowledgements

Curriculum Design & Production 

  • Du Mont, J., Kia, H., Saad, M., Kosa, S.D., MacFarlane, D., & Macdonald, S. (2019, July). Providing trans-affirming care for sexual assault survivors: Training manual [revised]. Available from: Women’s College Research Institute, Women’s College Hospital and the Ontario Network of Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Treatment Centres.

  • Saad, M., Kia, H., Macdonald, S., MacFarlane, D., Kosa, S.D., & Du Mont, J. (2019, July). Providing trans-affirming care for sexual assault survivors: Facilitator’s guide [revised]. Available from: Women’s College Research Institute, Women’s College Hospital and the Ontario Network of Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Treatment Centres.

  • Saad, M., Kia, H., Macdonald, S., MacFarlane, D., Kosa, S.D., & Du Mont, J. (2018, November). Providing trans-affirming care for sexual assault survivors: Training module. Available from: Women’s College Research Institute, Women’s College Hospital and the Ontario Network of Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Treatment Centres.

Knowledge Translation Tools

  • Saad, M., Kosa, D., Macdonald, S., MacFarlane, D., & Du Mont, J. (2018, December). Providing trans-affirming care for sexual assault survivors [Infocard]. Women’s College Research Institute, the Ontario Network of Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Treatment Centres, Rainbow Health Ontario. Target audiences: sexual assault survivors, hospital administrators, health providers, policy makers. 

  • Macdonald, S. (Introduction), Saad, M. (Moderator), Kia, H. (Presenter), Kosa, S.D., MacFarlane, D., & Du Mont, J. (2018, December 14). Introduction to new curriculum for sexual assault nurses on delivering trans-affirming post-sexual assault care [Webinar]. Women’s College Research Institute, Ontario Network of Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Treatment Centres, & Rainbow Health Ontario. Target audiences: program managers, nurses, and social workers at hospital-based violence treatment centres.

  • Saad, M., Kosa, D., Macdonald, S. & Du Mont, J. (2019, January). Providing trans-affirming care for sexual assault survivors [Video]. Women’s College Research Institute, the Ontario Network of Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Treatment Centres, and Rainbow Health Ontario. Target audiences: Hospital administrators, health providers, policy makers, and the general public. 

Funder

This project was funded by Women’s Xchange.

Research Team

  • Principal Investigator: Janice Du Mont, Women’s College Research Institute- Women’s College Hospital;
  • Community Lead: Sheila Macdonald, Ontario Network of Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Treatment Centres;
  • Community Lead; Devon MacFarlane, Rainbow Health Ontario; and,
  • Project Coordinators: Daisy Kosa, Ontario Network of Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Treatment Centres.

Collaborators

Advisory Group

  • Alex Abramovich, Institute for Mental Health Policy Research, Assistant Professor, University of Toronto;
  • Paris Honoria, Egale Canada Human Rights Trust;
  • Kinnon MacKinnon, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto;
  • Yasmeen Persad, The 519;
  • Jack Woodman, Women’s College Hospital.

External reviewers of the curriculum

  • Sheila Early, Forensic Nursing Education Services; and,
  • Sarah Warden, Bay Centre for Birth Control, Women's College Hospital.