This interactive workshop will provide participants an opportunity to develop an understanding of how the historical experience of American Indians and Alaska Natives connects to Intergenerational Trauma, ongoing discrimination, racism, lateral violence, and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE). Participants will learn how experiences over a life course and over generations has a significant impact on our health. We will explore the link between ACE and early childhood brain development and understanding of how adversity early in life increases physical, mental, and behavioral problems later in life. They will also gain knowledge about affirming generational strengths that provide a path to healing and ability to face contemporary challenges. We will explore the role that culture, and traditions play in maintaining balance of physical, social, emotional, and spiritual health and well-being. The session provides interactive activities to develop meaning and value in creating trusting environments and systems and trauma-informed approaches to support community and self-care.
Priority registration will be given to Office of Crime Victims Advocacy (OCVA) sexual assault services and prevention grantees and Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Program (WCSAP) members. All other registrants will be admitted on a space available basis. Registration is subject to the approval of WCSAP.
This webinar will run until 4 pm with lunch and other breaks scheduled throughout the day.