Connecting our Ways: Addressing Trauma to Strengthen Communities
This micro-credential suite will provide opportunity to offer specialized professional development with the intent to increase capacity and upskill current employees within the “Healing” sector. This includes, but is not limited to, those interested in and currently working in social services, mental health and addiction services, residential treatment facilities, family and child services, education, and counselling services. This micro-credential suite will also be beneficial for people working in other aspects of community development including but not limited to economic development, governance, language revitalization, education and youth leadership development.
The Addressing Trauma micro-credential suite will support learners interested in the field learn more about the skill set required. The micro-credentials will be based on research and the lived experience of Indigenous peoples working in community.
Additionally, the micro-credentials will support employer commitments to respond to the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action and the United Nations Declaration of Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP).
The intent of the micro-credential is to provide learners with an opportunity to increase their capacity to address the negative impacts of colonization, trauma and related issues, while considering strengths-based approaches to health and wellness from an Indigenous perspective.
The four proposed* sections include:
- Why Healing from an Indigenous Foundation?
- Safety in Practice
- Community Development
- Critical Thinking