Understanding and Transcending the Transmission of Historical Trauma in Indigenous Families

Date: Friday October 20th 2017 9:00 am to Friday October 20th 2017 4:00 pm
Place: Igloo Room, Commonwealth Community Recreation Centre
Trauma Informed Edmonton (TIE) is partnering with regional experts to present a new workshop for frontline workers interested in gaining awareness around trauma and intergenerational trauma.

This workshop is intended to convey to participants how historical trauma is being transmitted across generations in Indigenous families, and the experiential process students at Blue Quills University undergo to disrupt the transmission of historical trauma to the next generation.

Due to the highly interactive nature of the workshop, it is recommended that participants complete the Adverse Childhood Experience questionnaire prior to the workshop so as to provide the facilitators with a general sense of the personal backgrounds of participants. This information will help the facilitators to adapt the workshop to reflect the needs of the participants. Completing the questionnaire is entirely voluntary and is, therefore, not a prerequisite for participating in the workshop.

This one-day workshop is facilitated by William Aguiar, Priscilla McGilvery and Leo McGilvery.

Cost of the workshop: $50 (cost includes lunch and refreshments)


Notice to Registered Social Workers: TIE workshops are eligible for Category A credits with the Alberta College of Social Workers if they align with your personal learning goals for the year and you submit a Category A Summary Form in your personal portfolio.