There is emerging evidence that traumatic experiences are often linked to mental health and addictions issues, and that trauma-informed approaches can help those who are impacted. First Nation people have a higher likelihood of experiencing trauma than the general population, and often, the trauma can be more complex than that experienced by non-First Nation people.
The Kenora-Rainy River Youth Justice Collaborative recognized the need for service providers, especially those who work with justice-involved youth, to better understand trauma and healing from an Indigenous perspective. Their solution was to offer a trauma workshop that incorporates the views and teachings of First Nation people.
To find out about this workshop, read the Promising Practice on the EENet website.
Promising Practices profile innovative practices and initiatives from around Ontario.