Indigenous Peoples: Addiction and Recovery
Prerequisite: Fundamentals of Addictions (only if you are working towards the Addictions certificate).
You do not have to be working toward the Addictions Certificate to take this course.
This course has been approved for four core and eight related CACCF continuing education hours.
February 6 and 7, 2014
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. | $275
Instructors: Dr. Kathy Absolon-King, MSW, PhD, Hilton King, BSW, MSW
This workshop is facilitated by Indigenous social workers with many years of practice in Indigenous communities. Participants will gain an overview of the issues Indigenous peoples experience with addictions by exploring the cultural and historical contexts. Further to the challenges of addictions this workshop will add personal touches with the stories and experiences of both Kathy and Hilton. Participants will have opportunities to engage in culturally based methods of learning about addictions and recovery. Participants will take away an understanding of reasons why addictions are so prevalent in Indigenous communities. This understanding will aid social workers or service provides to more effectively service Indigenous peoples. Participants will also be provided with resources and materials on Indigenous treatment approaches and healing centres.