Developing and piloting an evidence-based intervention to support high-risk families who experience family violence in Nunavut
PROJECT AT A GLANCE:
To adapt, pilot, and evaluate the evidence-based Inunnguiniq Parenting Program with ‘high-risk’ parents/caregivers in Nunavut.
- To address key determinants of family violence in Nunavut including trauma and disrupted attachments, through an evidence-based, trauma-informed intervention;
- To build capacity in Nunavut communities to deliver parenting support programs to Nunavut parents
- To revitalize the role of Inunnguiniq (Inuit child-rearing and family philosophy) in the lives of Nunavummiut today, to foster supportive, loving homes for children
PROJECT ACTIVITY HIGHLIGHTS:
Adapt, pilot and evaluate program
- Revise and adapt the content of the Inunnguiniq Parenting Program to meet the needs of high-risk parents
- Implement pilots of the adapted curriculum with the partner sites
Address key determinants of family violence in Nunavut
- Conduct a literature review, systems analysis, and a review of statistical data pertaining to family violence and its determinants in Nunavut
- Deliver training sessions to staff of the partner site organizations, engaged community members, and stakeholders
Revitalize role of Inunnguiniq in the lives of Nunavummiut
- Develop a sustainability plan for the uptake of the intervention at multiple levels
- Continuously evaluate the program after every delivery at every site to track progress and impact
- The project is currently working on a scoping review of family violence across Canada with a focus on Nunavut. Two programs are currently running in Iqaluit and Arviat. Three additional programs are scheduled for this year with the August/September one at full capacity with many participants on the wait-list.
- The project continues to offer a train-the-trainer model to prepare service providers to deliver the program. Interest has been expressed in offering the training to the broader community.