INUNNGUINIQ (CHILDREARING)

Developing and piloting an evidence-based intervention to support high-risk families who experience family violence in Nunavut

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PROJECT AT A GLANCE:

PROJECT GOAL:

To adapt, pilot, and evaluate the evidence-based Inunnguiniq Parenting Program with ‘high-risk’ parents/caregivers in Nunavut.

PROJECT OBJECTIVES:

  • 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

Build capacity

  • 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

Website:

http://www.qhrc.ca/

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