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VPGB Proudly Supporting Truth & Reconciliation: Weaving Paths Forward with Dennis Windego

Violence Prevention Grey Bruce is proud to support the upcoming Truth & Reconciliation:Weaving Paths Forward workshops with Dennis Windego.

Weaving Paths Forward Community Conference September 11 & 12 (Start 9:30am)
This two-day conference will bring people from all backgrounds together to re-examine the History and impact of Colonization and how it created trauma for Indigenous People. The conference will focus on local and regional history and colonization in Grey Bruce, the impact of trauma and colonization, and ways we can weave paths forward that lead to new possibilities. There will be workshops, circles, teachings and opportunities for dialogue and shared learning for all conference participants. The conference includes specific workshops on the child welfare system, the justice system, the history of treaties and treaty rights, and youth perspectives in Grey Bruce. The conference goal is to create a respectful and safe space for people to come together and build a better future for everyone in Grey and Bruce. Tickets are $105.00.

Weaving Paths Forward Intensive Trauma Training September 13 & 14 (Start 9:30am)
This Course is intended for community workers who work with trauma survivors. Upon successful completion of the course, the participants will receive a Certificate of Completion.
Dennis Windego will work in an Interactive Healing Circle utilizing Trauma Informed practice. This intensive course includes topics such as: Definitions, cultural considerations, ethical guidelines, and professional boundaries in trauma work, Managing triggers and triggering situations, Post-Traumatic Stress symptoms and culturally relevant treatment and land-based healing approaches, Debriefing and listening to trauma with individuals, groups, and in traditional formats, Working with resistance and reluctance, Addressing self-medication by drugs or alcohol and coping strategies, Closing and containing triggers, reaction, and/or overwhelming emotions, Effective self-care strategies and effective self-care plans. Tickets are $105.00.

For tickets and registration to the Community Conference (Sept 11/12) and/or Intensive Trauma Training (Sept 13/14) please contact the Owen Sound Box Office (519) 371-7452 starting August 7, 2018. You may also contact Tanya or Ronat at M’Wikwedong NCRC.

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