Journey to Healing

CAMH EducationSKU: 9781771141598

Menzies, Peter
Grade Levels:
Twelve, Adult Education, College, University
Multiple Nations
Book Type:
CAMH Education

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‘Journey to Healing: Aboriginal People with Addiction and Mental Health Issues: What health, social service and justice workers need to know’ is a Centre for Addiction and Mental Health publication.  This book begins with a reminder that healing is an individual and collective process. Healing is sacred and requires helpers to be in the moment and with the clients’ ancestors. This implies relationships and partnerships with and between Aboriginal communities and mainstream organizations using Western and Aboriginal healing perspectives. This book includes Aboriginal perspectives and Aboriginal authors’ voice in these perspectives. Chapter one begins with history and experience, where speaking from the heart sets the foundation for a brief history of colonization, residential schools and child welfare. The foundation for healing intergenerational trauma is through Indigenous ways of helping and the role of Elders in community. Meeting the people centres on the search of identity supporting healing and well-being among youth, working with women, men, two-spirit people and older adults. This book also includes a comprehensive review of issues and approaches to mental health, including the use of storytelling in alcohol use intervention or addressing Aboriginal family violence through innovation, resilience and empowerment for example. An overview of the provision of services to Aboriginal urban, remote and northern, Northern Ontario First Nations communities contextualizes this work. The book concludes with the story of the Aboriginal Healing Foundation, the Aboriginal Healing movement, funding and best practices.

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