Trauma-Informed Practice with Indigenous Peoples across the Life Span
Presented by: Natalie Clark, Associate Professor, School of Social Work and Human Service, Thompson River University
Date & Time: Thursday, May 25, 2017 from 1:00 to 2:15 PM EST
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Presentation: Natalie Clark will examine the beginnings of a trauma practice framework that is Indigenous, intersectional and holistic and that considers how experiences of trauma and of healing are shaped by the interlocking impact of Indigeneity, age, gender, sexuality, and (dis) ability, among others. She will discuss the development of Indigenous intersectional, trauma-informed and culturally safe practice approaches with people of different age groups. Ms. Clark will also describe how to assist Indigenous peoples in understanding and improving their coping responses to daily triggers including the impact of experiences of racism, poverty, sexism, and colonialism.
Bio: Natalie Clark teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on trauma practice. Natalie’s work is informed and mobilized through her interconnected identities including her Metis ancestry; as a solo-parent of three Secwepmec children and part of the Secwepemc community; an academic; a community based researcher and counsellor. Natalie’s practice, teaching and research over the last 15 years have focused on trauma with children, youth and their families and communities and the coping responses to trauma and violence including experiences with issues of sexual exploitation; eating disorders; addictions, youth justice and health. Natalie’s research focuses on Indigenous field education, and Indigenous child and youth trauma, with a focus on healing and resistance to violence and trauma, including the impact of policy and intersecting policies on Indigenous families and communities. Natalie continues to practice and provide training on trauma-informed girls groups, including the model she co-developed and facilitated for over 12 years in both rural and urban space.
Conducting Research with Indigenous Populations
Date & Time: June 6, 2017 1:00 to 2:15 PM Eastern Standard Time
Presented by: Dr. Gwen Healey, Executive and Scientific Director, Qaujigiartiit Health Research Centre, Iqaluit
Presentation: There is a growing awareness that Indigenous knowledge must be perceived, collected, and shared in ways that are unique to and shaped by the communities and individuals from which this knowledge is gathered. In this webinar, Dr. Healey will offer a model based on Inuit perspectives on health-related research epistemologies and methodologies to inform research. In particular, webinar participants will be introduced to the Piliriqatigiinniq Community Health Research Model rooted in Inuit concepts and perspectives on health, wellness, and research. This approach may inspire other communities to develop similar frameworks.
Bio: Dr. Gwen Healey was born and raised in Iqaluit, Nunavut and it is in this community that she continues to live and work with her family. She is the Executive and Scientific Director of the Qaujigiartiit Health Research Centre in Iqaluit, NU. Dr. Healey received her PhD in Public Health from the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. Drawing upon existing community strengths and resources, and strengthening capacity to conduct research in the North, is the key to addressing a number of health concerns presently and over the coming years. For this reason, Gwen founded the Qaujigiartiit Health Research Centre (AHRN-NU) with the late Andrew Tagak Sr. in 2006.