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Developing Community Resources

Code
  • CWW106
Description

The first part of this course examines how history has shaped the lives of Aboriginal peoples in North America. Spiritual and cultural beliefs and practices are also discussed.

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Program Development

Code
  • CWW107
Description

This course focuses on developing and enhancing skills in order to become more effective community workers.

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Program Integration I

Code
  • CWW108
Description

This course examines methods of planning effective programs and workshops in the community.

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Program Integration II

Code
  • CWW109
Description

This course examines the dynamics of change and how to work constructively with change in a community.

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Community Integration

Code
  • CWW110
Description

This course focuses on developing additional skills and enhancing existing ones in order to become a more effective wellness worker.

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Communicating with Youth (CY)

Code
  • CY
Description
Students will advance their abilities to overcome barriers to effective listening, communicate with resistant youth, effectively apply the Awareness Wheel Model, and utilize greater problem solving techniques.
Course title

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

Code
  • FASD
Description
This dynamic, comprehensive course is for caregivers, family members, front line workers, advocates, and those affected by this diverse disorder.
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Gambling Awareness: Treatment & Recovery Issues (GA)

Code
  • GA
Description
This relevant, much-needed program is specifically for those seeking to help others cope with this potentially devastating addiction.
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Group Facilitation (GF)

Code
  • GF
Description
This unique course provides participants with the opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills and awareness required to effectively facilitate groups in Aboriginal organizations and communities.
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Healthy Sexuality (HS)

Code
  • HS
Description
Students will benefit from this respectful and effective workshop where sexuality is presented in a safe, non-threatening environment.
Course title

Colonization, Decolonization, Communications and Ethics

Code
  • IASC 1001
Description

This course examines ethical communication for the production and use of information and knowledge in the context of addiction. The emphasis of the course is based on the contextual realities of Indigenous peoples, primarily, the experiences of colonization, multi-generational trauma and Indigenous identity as these concepts relate to communication and ethics.
Indigenous Theme:
The Gifts of Listening and Speaking

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Course title

Principles of Human Development

Code
  • IASC 1002
Description

This course will explore Indigenous perspectives in human development, human behaviour and family and group functioning.  The course will focus on the spiritual origins of human development and on Indigenous teachings, theories and principles designed to promote understanding of human behaviour and human growth and development.

Indigenous Theme:

Roles to Responsibilities

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Course title

Addictions and Pharmacology

Code
  • IASC 1003
Description

This course will examine the systemic signs and symptoms, causes and effects, progression and behavioral aspects of alcohol and drug abuse from an Indigenous spiritual and post-colonial perspective. This course will also examine the pharmacology of drugs and related addictive substances, including their classification and effects. Students will have knowledge and a basic understanding of the pharmacology of psychoactive drugs.

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Course title

Health Inclusion: Meeting Population Needs

Code
  • IASC 1004
Description

The course will examine how colonization has affected our Indigenous populations by stigmatizing and marginalizing various sectors of the population. In particular it will review restorative healing methods utilizing Indigenous values of social responsibility and care for people within our circle.
Indigenous and Western methods of reducing risk will also be explored in the context of the aftermath of colonization and its impact on Indigenous populations, and in particular, Concurrent Disorders, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, and grief and loss.

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Course title

Assessment Principles and Processes

Code
  • IASC 1005
Description

This course will develop student understanding of the assessment of addictions Indigenous individuals, families and communities by using a model of colonization with a focus in multi-generational trauma. The course will explore perspectives of addiction related to assessment, principles of effective screening and assessment and the practice of assessment including a broad range of western and holistic assessment instruments and procedures. Practice simulations are used extensively to integrate the process and principles and prepare the students to apply them in Indigenous communities.

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Supportive Addictions Counselling

Code
  • IASC 1006
Description

This course will explore Indigenous ways, as well as explore contemporary counselling ethics. Our people came from a strong ethical foundation (our natural laws), and we carry extensive lived histories. This is the rock upon which we build this course. Additionally we will explore counselling ethics, engagement and relationship skills, exploratory interviewing competencies and use the “structures counselling process model” in our one-to-one counselling practices.

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Treatment Planning and Resource Networking

Code
  • IASC 1007
Description

This course will enable the students to learn effective treatment practices and demonstrate the ability to evaluate, problem solve, set goals, and negotiate. In addition, the student will develop the skills to create detailed client-counsellor contracts and action plans, including individualized treatment plans, evaluation, and management of treatment and or services using both Western and Indigenous practices.

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Course title

Counselling and Interventions

Code
  • IASC 1008
Description

Basic counselling techniques form an invaluable component of treatment for substance misuse problems. Grounded in Indigenous ways, this course has two primary purposes:
A. To facilitate access to resources and services appropriately selected in the contracting and planning phase of the intervention.
B. To engage clients and family members in traditional teachings and healing practices based on addiction counselling processes that have been mutually agreed upon, including negotiating contractual expectations of the intervention.

Indigenous Theme:

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Caseload Management

Code
  • IASC 1009
Description

This course is intended to enable students to fulfill the functions, tasks, roles, referrals and expectations associated with the administration of the agency’s substance abuse program(s) and with the management of caseload. Understanding of the policies, programs and regulations of the treatment setting, knowledge of the community social services network, and the ability to engage in constructive working relationships with treatment teams.

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Relapse Prevention and Aftercare

Code
  • IASC 1010
Description

This course explores relapse prevention and how to prevent developing further addictions. Students will learn to use holistic approaches to plan activities that will help clients maintain and strengthen active recovery from addictions. The course is developed within an ecological context to support individual, community and global strategies to support recovering addicts within an Indigenous context.

Indigenous Theme:

Strengthening The Circle

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