Anti-Racist, Anti-Oppressive, and Trauma-Informed Practice: Resource for Service Providers

Designed with service providers in mind, this guide draws on anti-racist, anti-oppressive (ARAO), and trauma-informed practice (TIP) principles to provide a framework to support those in the gender-based violence (GBV) and related sectors to create more inclusive support systems for diverse communities of survivors.

This resource highlights the need for ARAO practices that integrate a trauma-informed approach, detailing key principles such as recognizing social differences, understanding power dynamics, and incorporating decolonizing efforts. It highlights why trauma-informed care principles are crucial to addressing the holistic needs of Racialized survivors and considers how different forms of oppression and trauma can intersect. The guide also offers practical tools and reflective exercises for frontline professionals.