This survey is for service providers who work with survivors of Gender-Based Violence (GBV). Your input will help inform a project on promising practices for risk assessment led by the Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic. The project is being conducted in partnership with agencies from across Canada and with survivors of violence. The project is funded by Women and Gender Equality Canada (WAGE).   We sincerely value your expertise as a service provider and appreciate your thoughts and feedback on the following topics.

The survey is anonymous, and your participation in this research is voluntary. You are also free to withdraw your participation at any time without prejudice in any way.

The survey has 14 questions and will take approximately 10-12 minutes to complete.

The survey will be open until 5 pm on August 9th, 2021.

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* 1. What kind of organization are you with? (Choose all that apply)

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* 2. In which province or territory do you work?

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* 3. How long have you been working in the GBV field?

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* 4. Sometimes when supporting clients who are at risk of GBV or who have lived experience of GBV, we identify cases that may be more complex or urgent. In such cases, what do you typically do to try to assess a client's safety? (Choose all that apply).

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* 5. How often do you and/or your organization use risk screening and/or assessment tools with survivors of GBV?

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* 6. Which formal risk assessment tool(s), if any, does your organization use to assess GBV risk? Please mark the ones that apply:

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* 7. How often are the results of the assessment used in safety planning strategies?

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* 8. Does your agency’s risk screening/ assessment tool(s) and/or practices consider survivor intersecting identities listed below? Mark all that apply

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* 9. From your experience, is there a different service response and/or decision regarding the assessment of risk and safety based on the survivor's social location and intersecting identities mentioned above? If yes, please provide some examples of how responses and/or decisions might be different.

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* 10. What does trauma-informed mean to you? Is there an agency-wide definition and protocol for trauma-informed practice at your organization?

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* 11. How does trauma-informed practice enter into your assessments of survivors’ risk and need for safety?

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* 12. How often does your organization's staff receive training on case management of high-risk situations and the administration of tools to assess risk?

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* 13. If you were to improve or enhance the current risk screening and assessment tools and/or practices that are currently available to you, how might you improve these?

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* 14.   Are there any other comments/suggestions that you wish to share with us today? 

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