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Being an Ally to Indigenous Peoples, SafeGuards Training

Ottawa, Ontario
November 22, 2017

Clinicians, practitioners and service providers who work from strengths-based, anti-oppressive and evidence-based models, might feel that these approaches would be beneficial for helping and healing Indigenous individuals, families and communities. But these are Western models based on worldviews that may not be shared by Indigenous Peoples. This training focuses on the healing processes that have proven to be helpful, such as the reclamation of cultures, spirituality and positive identities. Helpers must be willing to look at the world through an Indigenous lens and consider the values, ethics and spirituality, as well as the impact of colonization and its resulting barriers.

Learn to:

  • Describe the helping and healing practices that have been proven to assist Indigenous Peoples to work through trauma
  • Examine ways that Indigenous and Western approaches can be combined together
  • Consider how Indigenous knowledges can inform the healing processes of non-Indigenous people

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Registration Info

  • Group Discount: 20% off groups of 4 or more from one agency.  Visit the event page on SafeGuards website for more info.