Responding to Trauma and Grief for Indigenous Communities and Organizations
Credit Hours (CEC)
Certificate Program in Responding to Trauma and Grief - Winnipeg In-Person - May 29-June 2, 2023; 9am-4pm Local Time
Early rate expires 04/29/2023
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: Kevin Singh
Kevin is a Registered Social Worker and Psychotherapist specializing in community engagement and outreach, with an emphasis on psychoeducation. In addition to training with CTRI, he has a private practice where he provides therapy to a broad range of clients. In this role, he helps clients learn to communicate better with their loved ones, and overcome anxiety, guilt, shame, avoidance, and low-self esteem. Kevin believes that helping professionals are heroes who support others and deserve to be supported in the same way. He is passionate about helping others develop practical skills to better take care of themselves and their clients. Kevin accomplishes this goal by using humour and incorporating real-world case studies into his presentations. Read blogs written by Kevin here.
Trainer: Heather Woodward
Heather holds a Master of Social work degree, is a Registered Social Worker and has been working in the field for close to 20 years. She has spent much of her time working directly with children, youth, and families. Specifically, Heather’s passion is working with youth of all genders (ages 14-24) that have been impacted by violence, sometimes with gang involvements, all forms of trauma (mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual), addictions, mental health, and with individuals living with a FASD. She believes that even in the thick of trauma and/or crisis, people can use relationships and laughter to work through these critical moments. Heather values the lives and the stories of all the people whom she has the honor of meeting and walking with on their life path. She is an energetic and engaging facilitator who strives to find ways to build relationships and incorporate 'laughter' into the work she does families and communities. Read blogs written by Heather here.