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Applying a Trauma-Informed Lens to Program Evaluation
Program evaluation is an applied form of research that can facilitate organizational, program, policy or project improvement. As traumatic stress can be triggered by and/or caused by organizational systems and the people that work within them, it is important to integrate a trauma-informed lens to program evaluation in an effort to minimize (re)traumatization and create safer environments.

This introductory webinar will examine how trauma-informed principles map on to forming evaluation teams, developing questions, and collecting, analyzing, interpreting and communicating data. The webinar will review systemic trauma and provide examples of how specific program evaluation methods can be adapted to support improving, creating and maintaining trauma-informed organizations.

This Webinar is FREE for Ontario Registered Social Workers (RSW), Registered Social Service Workers (RSSW) and Students of Social Work and Social Service Work Programs. Please note: If you are not an RSW, RSSW or student of these programs in Ontario, you may still attend but will be charged a nominal fee of $20.

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OASW is committed to inclusion and promoting a diverse range of identities, experiences, perspectives, and voices across all areas of the Association. As such, the registration contains some optional questions that are intended to assist us to better understand our social work community and ensure that our work is reflective of the diverse membership of OASW and our profession.

Feb 24, 2023 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Jenna MacKay
Jenna (she/her) holds a Master of Arts in applied Psychology and a Master of Social Work. She works in private practice as a registered social worker in Belleville, with a focus on trauma and providing 2SLGBTQ+ affirming support. She has over 13 years of diverse research and program evaluation experience in academic, non-profit, hospital and government contexts. Her work has focused on trauma, mental health, gender and sexuality, and service access.
Julie Gilbert
Julie (she/her) is a health services researcher and evaluator with over 25 years of experience working with healthcare organizations to help them improve the quality of their programs and services.  She is a credentialed evaluator with the Canadian Evaluation Society and has conducted evaluation of programs and projects in the public health, cancer care and health services spheres.