SPECIALTY COURSES

Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACOA)

Course Description:

This five-day course explores the impact of growing up around unhealthy behaviours or addictions. It will enhance your relationships and enrich your recovery.

 

Beyond Trauma and Abuse (JHH)

Course Description:

Nechi Institute is proud to present Beyond Trauma and Abuse course for men or women.  This course will benefit you, your family, and your community.  It will help you address uncomfortable real life situations with the ability to move forward beyond pain.

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

Course Description: 

This dynamic comprehensive course is for caregivers, family members, frontline workers, advocates, and those affected by this diverse disorder. Topics include identifying resources, communicating the importance of diagnosis, promoting prevention, educating your community, and developing support networks.

Gambling Awareness: Treatment and Recovery Issues (GA)

Course Description:

This relevant, much-needed program is specifically for those seeking to help others cope with this potentially devastating addiction. Students are asked to refrain from engaging in gambling activities in an effort to increase awareness of gambling addictions.

Group Facilitation (GF) *

Course 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.

Indigenous Smoking Cessation Training

Course Description:

This five-day course covers four modules: traditional tobacco, commercial tobacco, tobacco prevention, and tobacco control strategies.  The Peer Educator component will provide skills to assist community advocates to conduct brief interventions with documented research resource material founded on cultural principles.

Our Spirit Survived (OSS): Healing from Residential School

Course Description:

The goal of this course is to establish an objective or cognitive understanding of the history and legacy of the residential school experience in Canada.  Students will explore the impacts of the residential school on the lives of Indigenous individuals, families and communities, and the importance for survivors to grieve and cope with loss.

Pharmacology (PHARM)

Course Description:

This three-day (21 hour) course introduces students to a basic understanding of the role of pharmacology in the addictions field. It is accredited through CACCF and is used for the CACCF exam and testing requirements for the International Addiction Counselor Certification.

Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples (RIP)

Course Description:

This course is in alignment with the TRC Recommendations to reconcile with Indigenous People. Participants will explore their knowledge of the impact of historical events on Indigenous Communities, review indigenous practices in decolonization, become aware of cultural protocol and awareness, and an opportunity to engage in Indigenous history and contemporary cultures with Traditional Elders from the community.

Youth Tobacco Cessation (YTC)

Course Description:

This course will focus on the necessary skills and techniques required to educate youth on the consequences of nicotine use and addiction. A variety of tools will be employed, such as the “Ditch the Spit” on-line module and the Nechi Tobacco Projects kit.