Roots of Safety is a service planning approach that DIVERSEcity Violence Prevention Services developed and adapted from its parent model Signs of Safety™. It uses a women-centered approach to provide culturally safe and respectful safety planning to support the unique needs of newcomer women and their families.
All of DIVERSEcity’s gender-based violence programs use the Roots of Safety approach in service planning. It’s a collaborative process between us and the client, empowering the client to act and make decisions independently.
The framework is grounded in intersectionality and anti-oppressive practice, with a continuous effort to support the long-term healing process of self-identified women.
DIVERSEcity offers Roots of Safety training on service planning to interested partners who want to build their capacity in providing culturally appropriate safety planning in their work with newcomer women. After initial training, we can offer ongoing support, consultation and clinical supervision.
We are pleased to have received new funding from Women and Gender Equality Canada to further strengthen our work with Roots of Safety with a new 34-month project that will train immigrant and refugee survivors of violence to become facilitators of the Roots of Safety framework for gender-based violence service providers and partners.
For more information, please call 604-547-1202 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.