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Supporting Indigenous clients: Understanding the neuroscience of trauma and resilience

This training will address the specific neuroscience of trauma and the intergenerational effects of colonization on Indigenous people in Canada. The historical context to Indigenous health care as it relates to intergenerational trauma will also be explored. Learn how trauma is linked to biomedical disease and addiction, and identify Indigenous paths to healing and resilience-building strategies from a neurobiological approach.

The training will provide an overview of Indigenous paths to healing and resilience building so that providers can support and advocate for culturally informed ways to wellness.

Learning objectives:

  • Understand the neuroscience of toxic stress and how it impacts our health and well-being for all
  • Increase understanding of Indigenous people in Canada, and about trauma specific to Indigenous peoples and the connection between this trauma and biomedical disease and addiction
  • Identify healing and resilience building strategies for Indigenous clients from a neurobiological approach, and identify the importance of relationships and culture in building healthy families and communities