Webinaires Understanding gambling through First Nations Narratives

 

This webinar (1 CEU) will focus on First Nations perspectives and experiences with gambling, through a decolonized, strengths- based approach. The webinar will provide a history of gambling in First Nations communities through the presenter's stories and experiences as a helper, exploring the link to trauma, grief, and, consequently, disconnection from self and from one's community. As a helper, Lisa will also share how exploring and understanding a client's gifts, values, language, spirituality, history and connection to culture can complement one's ways of knowing, being and helping to contribute to enhanced therapeutic relationships.

During this webinar, participants will:

  • Learn about the history of gambling in First Nations communities;
  • Explore the link to trauma, grief, and, consequently, disconnection from self and from one's community; and
  • Explore how understanding a client's gifts, values, language, spirituality, history and connection to culture can complement one's ways of knowing, being and helping to contribute to enhanced therapeutic relationships.

Faculty: Lisa Wabange, MSW., RSW, is a member of Migisi Sahgaigan First Nation (Treaty #3) in Northwestern Ontario. She is the Community Support Specialist with Shkaabe Makwa at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). Through her role, she provides evidence-based and culturally informed professional development training to Indigenous mental health and addictions workers across Ontario who provides direct services to First Nation, Inuit and Métis people. Lisa has held various roles including Coordinator, Counsellor, Researcher, Sessional Lecturer and Facilitator. She has always been passionate about incorporating Indigenous history and knowledge within programming, education, research, as well as policy and curriculum development. She enjoys being part of the healing process at an individual and community level.

 

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