YWCA Arise
VAW Governance
Violence Against Women
Trauma Informed Practice
Health and Safety
100

YWCA Toronto

What is ... Young Women’s Christian Association of Greater Toronto. 

100

The Ministry that funds the VAW sector

What is ... Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services

100

“You had to know what was going to happen if you went up to his apartment.”

What is ... Victim Blaming

100

A trauma-informed approach begins with building knowledge among staff and clients of trauma, the impact of trauma, ways of coping and surviving after trauma.

What is ... Trauma Awareness

100

Located in the playroom by sink, intake office, and 3rd floor at top of stairwell

What is ... First Aid Kits

200

Identifying action steps to increase your safety, and to prepare in advance for the possibility of further violence.  

What is ... A safety plan

200

Level 1 serious occurrence reports (SORs) must be completed with ______ hours of the incident. 

What is ... 1 hour

200

Can occur in phases: (1) Tension-Building Phase, (2) Acute or Crisis Phase, and (3) Calm or Honeymoon Phase. 

What is ... The cycle of violence

200

These are established through such practices as welcoming intake procedures; adapting the physical space to be less threatening; providing clear information about the programming; ensuring informed consent; creating crisis plans; demonstrating predictable expectations; and scheduling appointments consistently. 

What is ... Safety and trustworthiness

200

IPAC acronym

What is ... Infection Prevention and Control Procedures

300

This many women died to femicide in 2019/2020 in Ontario. 

What is ... 37

300

Section 125 of the Child, Youth and Family Services Act

What is ... Duty to report

300

Occurs when someone controls an individual’s financial resources without the person’s consent or misuses those resources.

What is ... Financial Abuse

300

Practitioners try to communicate openly, equalize power imbalances in relationships, allow the expression of feelings without fear of judgment, provide choices as to treatment preferences, and work collaboratively with clients.

What is ... Opportunity for choice, collaboration and connection

300

Describe at least 3 proper lifting techniques

What is ... 

  • Test the weight first
  • Position yourself close to item
  • Put feet shoulder width apart
  • Bend your knees
  • Lift object while keeping your head up 
  • Keep body pointing in the same direction; no twisting
400

3 programs/departments that YWCA Toronto operates that are NOT in the housing department.

What is ... 

  • Beatrice House
  • Life Skills
  • Camp Tapawingo
  • Dec 6th Fund
  • Employment Programs
  • Advocacy & Communications
  • Philanthropy
400

Liaise between women fleeing violence and VAW supports.

What is ... The Assaulted Women’s Helpline 

400

Occurs when someone uses threats and causes fear in an individual to gain control.

What is ... Psychological Violence 

400

Assisting clients to identify ______________ and to (further) develop resiliency and coping skills. 

What is ... Strength based skill building

400

Where is the emergency preparedness kit kept and name at least 3 items contained in the emergency preparedness kit?

What is ... 

  • In BA office, beside tall file cabinet by closet door
  • Old telephone, Flashlights & batteries, Candles, lighters & matches, Water, Hand sanitizer, Hand wipes
500

Advocacy for full social, economic, and political equality for women. 

What is ... Feminism 

500

The Provincial government has committed _____________________, beginning in 21-22, in the Transitional Housing and Support Program, to support victims of domestic violence and human trafficking to find and maintain affordable housing. 

What is ... 18.5 Million over three years

500

Word used to describe the homicide/murder of women

What is ... Feminicide 

500

“The cumulative transformative effect on the helper working with the survivors of traumatic life events”

What is ... vicarious trauma

500

The health & safety board is located _____________. Name two documents that are located on it.

What is ... Behind the door in BA office

  • Certified CPR and first aiders names
  • Latest health & safety inspection
  • Emergency Planning Procedures
  • List of JHSC 
  • JHSC policy
  • Workplace violence policy
  • Latest JHSC meeting minutes
  • Fire drill schedule
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