Many people in our communities have suffered psychological trauma in their lifetime. Indian Residential Schools are an example of the kind of trauma that our people have suffered that, in some cases, has not yet been resolved by the victims. Trauma, if left unresolved, can have a huge negative impact on the person’s life and can cause ripple effects that can negatively impact both their personal and professional lives, as well as the lives of their loved ones.
Our engagement session aims to identify the types of situations that can cause trauma in a person’s life, by sharing culturally appropriate case stories; this will help participants to recognize potential sources of trauma in themselves and their loved ones. We will also discuss coping strategies and identify supports and resources that can make a real difference in overcoming sources of trauma, and bring healing to Treaty 8 families and communities.
We will be offering these engagement sessions in communities all across Treaty 8 [Alberta] and the Edmonton Area.
We offer the engagement session at different times throughout the year, you can check out our calendar to find out the weeks we will be offering the engagement session you’re interested in. For more specific information find the worker in your area below and they can tell you when and where in your community the engagement session will be held.