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Understanding & Transcending the Transmission of Historical Trauma in Indig...
Fri, 5 May 2017, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM MDT
This one-day workshop is intended to convey to participants how historical trauma is being transmitted across generations in Indigenous families, and the experiential process students at Blue Quills University undergo to disrupt the transmission of historical trauma to the next generation.
Due to the highly interactive nature of the workshop, it is recommended that participants complete the Adverse Childhood Experience questionnaire prior to the workshop so as to provide the facilitators with a general sense of the personal backgrounds of participants. This information will help the facilitators to adapt the workshop to reflect the needs of the participants. Completing the questionnaire is entirely voluntary and is, therefore, not a prerequisite for participating in the workshop.
About the Facilitators:
William Aguiar (BA, MA, RSW), a former social work instructor and counselor at University Blue Quills (UnBQ), St. Paul, Alta, contributed to the development of the trauma-informed approach presently being utilized in the training of Indigenous students enrolled in UnBQ's Indigenous Social Work Diploma Program. This unique program, recognizing that all of its students have inherited the unresolved emotional legacies of Canada's infamous residential school system, was created to specifically address the healing needs of its students while also providing them with the skills expected of professional social workers.
Mr. Aguiar is the co-author (with Regine Halseth, NCCAH) of two papers: (1) ABORIGINAL PEOPLES AND HISTORIC TRAUMA: The process of intergenerational transmission; and (2) ADDRESSING THE HEALING OF ABORIGINAL ADULTS AND FAMILIES WITHIN A COMMUNITY-OWNED COLLEGE MODEL that were developed in partnership with the National Collaborating Center for Aboriginal Health.
Priscilla McGilvery, SW Dip, RSW, MA, is an instructor at University Blue Quills.
Leo McGilvery is from Saddle Lake Cree Nation, a reservation located 150 km northeast of Edmonton, Alberta. He is a composer and singer of traditional Cree songs and music. He was raised in a traditional Cree family where he learned the teachings and ceremonies of this Cree culture. Being raised in the culture has been a guiding force for Leo in his abilities to connect with the spiritual components of healing and wellness. Leo has also worked at University Blue Quills as a facilitator where he continues to provide his knowledge, experience and teachings as a speaker, singer, and traditional ceremonial holder and helper.
About Trauma Informed Edmonton:
Trauma Informed Edmonton (TIE) is a committee that focuses on producing effective training and resources for frontline workers working with high risk populations, as well as facilitating access to trauma informed resources and professionals.
Notice to Registered Social Workers: TIE workshops are eligible for Category A credits with the Alberta College of Social Workers if they align with your personal learning goals for the year and you submit a Category A Summary Form in your personal portfolio.
Due to the high demand of this workshop, we are unable to refund payments or transfer payments to other sessions.
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Green & Gold Room (Multipurpose Room 6), Commonwealth Community Recreation Centre
11000 Stadium Road Northwest
Edmonton, AB T5H 4E2