Understanding Roots of Safety

Addressing GBV and IPV in IRER Women


Roots of Safety Service Planning

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.

Roots of Safety Training for Partners Working with Newcomer 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.

Roots of Safety: Centering Racialized Women in GBV Systems of Care

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.