Trauma Informed Approaches to Success
Trauma-Informed Care understands and considers the pervasive nature of trauma and promotes safe, transparent, responsive and collaborative environments rather than practices and services that may inadvertently re-traumatize.
The intention of Trauma-Informed Care is not to treat symptoms or have a complete understanding of a client’s trauma history, but rather provides services in a way that is accessible and appropriate for those who may have experienced trauma.
I am forever thankful that I am able to work and live in Mi'kma'ki, the unceeded and ancestral territory of the Mi'kmaq people. The place I live in and call home is in the Sipekne’katik District of Mi'kma'ki, the specific area Kjipuktuk, what we generally refer to as Halifax.
I live under Treaties of Peace and Friendship, agreements made between the recognized nations (European British to Mi'kmaq). These treaties have never dealt with the surrendering or transferring of land or resource rights. These treaties in fact recognize Mi’kmaq title, and established what were supposed to be the rules for ongoing relationships between nations. While we are bound by treaties to these rules, they have hardly been acknowledged and respected.
Reconciliation is the job of all settlers and their descendants, beginning with education. I implore you to take a moment today to stop and consider your relationship to and role in reconciliation.
Here are a few links to help you get started:
Learn the place names of the land you call home
Learn about the treaties