Responding to Trauma and Grief for Indigenous Communities and Organizations
Credit Hours (CEC)
Certificate Program in Responding to Trauma & Grief - Ottawa In-Person - Mar. 20-24, 2023; 9am-4pm Local Time
Early rate expires 02/20/2023
Upon completion, participants should be able to:
- Define trauma and understand the possible variations of potential impact
- Identify key assessment areas for individuals who have experienced traumatic events
- Describe the connection between traumatic experiences and post-traumatic stress symptoms
- Recognize the influence of dominant discourses and mainstream understandings of grief
- Respond and support individuals, families, and communities impacted by grief
Method of Delivery
Presentation, video, case study exercises, personal reflection, and small group discussion.
Some of the Topics Included
- Understanding Clinical and Cultural Approaches to Healing
- Building Self-Awareness of the Impact of Working With Trauma
- Intergenerational Impacts of Trauma
- Reconnection and Resilience
- Exploring the Impacts of Grief and Loss
- The Role of Sharing on the Healing journey
This is an introductory-intermediate level workshop for those working in Indigenous communities and organizations and working in social service and health care roles, counsellors, social workers, school personnel, and anyone supporting people working through trauma and grief.
Trainer: Noela Crowe-Salazar
Noela is Cree and is a member of Cowessess First Nation in Saskatchewan. She holds a Master of Social Work degree and is a Registered Social Worker with over 20 years of experience working with children and families in child welfare and mental health settings. Her clinical background has a special focus on problematic substance use with special populations. Noela has worked extensively with First Nations in direct practice, policy, program design, and management roles. In addition to training with CTRI, she is a private practice counsellor and consultant, as well as a sessional lecturer at the University of Regina Faculty of Social Work. The foundation of her work and practice are grounded in her culture and values as an Indigenous woman, and a belief that everyone has inherent strengths and wisdom. As a trainer, Noela is passionate about collaborative work and sharing information that is meaningful and practical. She is also a contributing author of CTRI’s book, Counselling in Relationships. Read blogs written by Noela here.