Those providing services to First Nations clientele have a responsibility to understand the impacts of trauma beginning with the profound effects of colonization. The experience of trauma is so prevalent among the First Nation population in Canada that service providers can safely assume that a significant percentage of their First Nation clientele have survived a trauma. Working without a basic knowledge of trauma, can leave survivors feeling misunderstood and unsupported which perpetuates a damaging cycle that prevents healing and growth. This seminar will provide a basic knowledge of trauma and briefly explore trauma-informed language and practices.
Facilitator: Dr. Allyson Cushing