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Community Development

Learners will be introduced to the principles of community development and the necessary steps to take when working within a community experiencing generations of trauma, colonization, and oppression. Models of community development will be shared to provide learners with an understanding of effective models within the Indigenous community. The course will also address the identification of wellness supports and resource limitations, while working toward restoration of our social systems of care.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Critically analyze a trauma-informed community development model.
  2. Investigate diversities amongst Indigenous worldviews, protocols, values, and norms and describe their impacts on community development.  
  3. Examine ways to identify and mitigate barriers to community development and describe methods to effectively address each.