Trauma-and Violence-Informed Care (TVIC) Public Health Nurse Home Visiting & Outreach Curriculum

This e-learning education provides practical guidance on how to deliver nurse home visits to pregnant individuals and families with young children in a trauma- and violence-informed way. We call it a “win-win-win”:

  • your service users, especially those facing the biggest challenges, will be better served
  • you as the nurse or other home visitor, program or organizational leader will deliver services or interact with clients and families in a way that is more effective and acceptable, especially for those who might need extra care; you’ll also be more satisfied with your work
  • your organization or practice setting will be better aligned with quality of care goals, and with a social justice approach
The curriculum has 6 sections, with embedded videos, case-based activities, a downloadable Notebook for reflection and links to key take-aways, and interactive quizzes throughout. After finishing section 6, successfully completing a brief assessment will provide a Certificate of Completion.

Click the above image to access the TVIC Public Health Nurse Home Visiting & Outreach Curriculum.

This education is for anyone who wants to increase their knowledge and skills when working with young babies and families. It also supports leaders in developing policies and protocols to support TVIC practice.

How it works…

  • We recommend completion first of the TVIC Foundations Curriculum (Completely FREE). To enroll, register in the TVIC Foundations Curriculum Canvas course.
  • You can complete the TVIC Public Health Nurse Home Visiting & Outreach Curriculum (Completely FREE) in 4-6 non-consecutive hours of self-directed, online participation.
  • You choose how much to complete, when and how. The only requirements are linked to the Certificate of Completion, which is generated by successfully completing the end of module assessment. All other quizzes and knowledge checks are optional.
  • In undertaking this training, you join an active community of professionals who share a desire to work effectively, respectfully and collaboratively with those they serve.
  • To register for the TVIC Public Health Nurse Home Visiting & Outreach Curriculum course, click the button below.

This work has been prepared with support from the Province of Ontario. The work was also supported in part by Nadine Wathen’s SSHRC Canada Research Chair, and through contributions from the McMaster University School of Nursing and the Public Health Nursing Practice, Research & Education Program.