In-Person Workshops

Giwiidabindimin – Responding to Trauma and Grief Certificate Program

for Indigenous Communities and Organizations

October 28, 2024 - November 01, 2024
(09:00 AM - 04:00 PM CDT )
$2,499.00 (regular rate)
$2,299.00 (*early rate)
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Venue TBA
*early rate expires 09/30/2024
30
Continuing Education
Credit Hours (CEC)

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Giwiidabindimin - Responding to Trauma and Grief Certificate Program - Winnipeg - October 28-November 1, 2024; 9am-4pm Central Time

Early rate expires 09/30/2024

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Giwiidabindimin (“we sit together”) captures the essence of togetherness and the experience of participating in this program. When we sit together, we can acknowledge grief and trauma, share our perspectives, and learn from each other in a reciprocal way.

Join us for an enriching five-day program that weaves together Indigenous and Western knowledge to provide a two-eyed seeing understanding of trauma and grief. Two co-facilitators will share their wisdom and expertise to provide a relational approach to providing meaningful support. The co-facilitators will create a collaborative and reciprocal learning environment that allows space for everyone to be learners and teachers. You will have the opportunity to self-reflect on your personal journey while considering effective approaches to supporting individuals, families, and communities affected by trauma and grief.

Key Elements

  • Two-eyed Seeing perspective as put forward through Mi’kmaq Elder Albert Marshall’s concept of a Two-eyed Seeing view of the world, the weaving together of Western clinical and Indigenous cultural approaches for responding to those experiencing trauma and grief
  • Co-facilitated by Indigenous and non-Indigenous trainers
  • A relational, reciprocal approach to sharing and understanding the impacts of trauma and grief

Learning Objectives

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

Target Audience

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.

Terms & Conditions

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Trainer: Patricia Habermann

RPC, ACC

Patricia is Métis and was born, raised, and resides on Treaty 1 Territory. She is a registered counsellor who incorporates evidence-based, person centered, trauma-informed, experiential approaches, and laughter as medicine into her work. She supports youth in child welfare as their therapist, mentor, advocate, and soft place to land when life gets hard. Patricia is also an instructor with Yellowquill University College in various programs for First Nations students. Patricia holds certification from the Applied Counselling Program at the University of Manitoba, with specialization in addictions. She is also a focusing-oriented therapist who attends to complex trauma. Patricia practices traditional Indigenous teachings and consults with community Elders for guidance. Her passion for stories, wholehearted connections, relationships, and exploring how trauma lives in the body is evident in her ongoing curiosity in the way she walks with people. She is devoted to walking alongside and sharing space with individuals on their healing journey in a holistic and compassionate manner as she believes that healing is an “inside job.”

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Trainer: Heather Woodward

MSW, RSW

Heather holds a Master of Social work degree based in Indigenous Knowledges and is a Registered Social Worker with nearly 25 years of experience in the helping field. She has spent much of her time working directly with children, youth, and families. In the first half of her career, Heather’s passion was working with youth of all genders (ages 11-24) 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. More recently, she has pivoted her focus, and her passion has become wholistic wellness for helping professionals. 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 stories of everyone she has the honour of meeting and walking with on their life path. She is an energetic and engaging facilitator who strives to find ways to build connections and relationships with everyone. Read blogs written by Heather here.

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