Estelle Simard's Biography, Presentations, and CV
Estelle Simard is from the Anishinaabe Nation, from the territory of Treaty #3, and a member of Couchiching First Nation. Estelle is the Executive Director of the Institute for Culturally Restorative Practice and much of her experience is in the culturally competent management of integrated children’s mental health and child welfare services. She has direct supervisory and clinical services expertise with Aboriginal people and has specialized in family preservation strategies by incorporating cultural activities into service delivery and practice. In addition, she has presented at National and International forums on child welfare on “cultural attachment theory”. This workshop is based on her experience with Weechi-it-te-win Family Services and contains excerpts from her MSW research project. Estelle is currently pursuing Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership/Curriculum and Instruction with the University of Phoenix. Her dissertation is entitled “A Phenomenological Study on Cultural Attachment Theory”.
Simard speaking engagements