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Building Healthy Support Networks – This webinar will focus on exploring different strategies for building networks of support in your life or how you can support your community members to develop their networks. Getting consistent well rounded support can be a tricky thing to build, especially living in a western world where values like Individualism, competition and general avoidance to emotion are so prevalent. We will look at a variety of different techniques and approaches one can weave together, so each unique individual can find their own holistic support system.
- Explore a variety of techniques & strategies
- Build a system that works for you individually and/or for your communities
- Increase awareness about the kinds of support you or your communities may be needing
- Create a network that is sustainable and offers consistent support
Everyone welcome to participate:
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Meet Our Presenter:
Jeska Slater is a Nehiyah iskwew (Cree woman) whose Mother’s side of the family is from Ochekwi Sipi (Fisher River Cree Nation) in Manitoba. She has been working with indigenous youth for 8 years. Her work combines traditional teachings and value systems with contemporary art like hip-hop, graffiti and other unique elements to engage young people. Her training includes Aboriginal Child and Youth Care Counseling, Trauma Informed Practice and Culture as Treatment. Jeska wishes to honour her ancestry by highlighting the concept of Intergenerational Resilience, or the passing down of gifts, culture and personal wellness through our bloodlines in order to empower Indigenous youth and families.
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DISCLAIMER: Due to the sensitive subject matter and stories shared during the UBC Learning Circle sessions participants may become triggered. Please ensure you have prepared a support system for yourself in advance in which you may have easy access to. This could mean an Elder, trusted mentor/family/friend, Counsellor and/or crisis contact number.
Please contact the 24 Hour KUU-US Crisis Line at 1-800-588-8717 if you require emotional support. KUU-US services are for First Nations, by First Nations – all crisis response personnel are certified and trained in Indigenous cultural safety. Or call the BC Crises Centre at 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433).