A pair of late April forums co-hosted by Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Ontario Division and The Centre for Research & Innovation for Black Survivors of Homicide Victims (The CRIB) will highlight the experiences and mental health impacts of survivors of homicide victims.
CMHA Ontario and The CRIB will host a Knowledge Exchange Forum on April 27 and a Public Policy Forum on April 30 that will profile research from the Survivors of Homicide Victims and Mental Health project. Registration is now open and the forums are free to attend.
The Knowledge Exchange Forum is designed to share insights from the voices of survivors of homicide victims and service providers about the ways we can engage in the provision of culturally-responsive care. Register for the Knowledge Exchange Forum, set for April 27, 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
The Public Policy Forum will bring together survivors and service providers to develop policy recommendations related to mental health services for survivors of homicide victims in order to enhance culturally-conscious continuity of care. Register for the Public Policy Forum, set for April 30, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Attendees will learn best practices, build cross-sector networks, and collaborate on ways to improve support for survivors of homicide victims.
CMHA Ontario and The CRIB developed the Survivors of Homicide Victims and Mental Health project to understand the impact, coping strategies and needs of Black, Indigenous and Racialized survivors of homicide victims in five regions of Ontario (Thunder Bay, Brantford, Toronto, Windsor, Ottawa). The project aims to advance understanding of existing approaches to working with survivors of homicide victims in a culturally-responsive manner by determining what supports are needed to best assist Black, Indigenous, racialized populations, and their intersecting identities (such as 2SLGBTQ+) as they learn to cope with the traumatic death of a loved one.