Cultural Attachment Theory and Indigenous Wellbeing ™
The purpose of this educational seminar is to introduce educators, mental health counsellors, social workers, justice workers, community members, and allies from across all jurisdictions to the concept of cultural attachment and Indigenous wellbeing. This seminar teaches about cultural attachment and how to apply it to your work and/or your personal practice model. In addition, you learn how to successfully meet the cultural needs of Indigenous children, youth, young peoples, families, and communities. The seminar pays special attention to the intricacies of Indigenous development, and its process on wellbeing. Further, this seminar teaches you how to incorporate these concepts as metrics and measurements in program development. Finally, this workshop discusses and promotes cultural standards in programs and organizations.
Culturally Restorative Practices ™
The purpose of the workshop is to provide the participants with an introduction to culturally restorative practice. Participants will learn about the foundation of culturally restorative practice through the mechanism of cultural attachment theory and how some of its principles have created a new methodology of services for First Nation people. The rebuilding of communities through the language, teachings, customs, ceremonies, roles and responsibilities, as well as societal structures is a significant feat of this workshop. The mechanisms of cultural attachment theory to achieve cultural restoration has suggested the greater the application of cultural attachment strategies the greater the response to cultural restoration processes within a First Nation community. This directly proportional proposition suggests an alternative strategy with First Nation people, which is based on reinvestment in cultural attachment strategies in First Nation communities.
Culturally Restorative Developmental Milestones ™
The purpose of this workshop is to provide an Indigenous perspective on child development. Development theories have discussed changes in human behavior that occurs throughout the lifespan; however, they are missing one key piece when working with the Indigenous population – the spirit. This workshop will provide a thorough and complete discussion to Indigenous child development for children and youth transitioning from youth and adult. The workshop will be a review of the thematic of Indigenous development and will start with Aboriginal worldview, cultural structure, cultural attachment, identity development, relational development, and task achievement.
Cultural Attachment Theory ™
The purpose of the workshop is to provide the participants with an introduction to cultural attachment theory in practice. Participants will learn about the foundation of cultural attachment theory and its application in addiction and mental health practices. Specifically, participants will learn some of its principles that create new methodologies for services directed at First Nation people. The rebuilding of communities through the language, teachings, customs, ceremonies, roles and responsibilities, as well as societal structures is a significant feat of this workshop.
This workshop will highlight cultural attachment theory in practice as a philosophy, which encapsulates how an individual bonds to his or her culture. Cultural attachment creates a direct spiritual force, where the bond begins, develops, and evolves for the individual. This means the deep connection between the individual and their spiritual connection to their Creator through his or her access to cultural structure.
The workshop will highlight cultural attachment theory as a manner to seek secure knowledge of family, extended family, community, and Nation and their relationship to each other and the world. Cultural attachment theory provides an Indigenous peoples with the ability to have a secure base in which they can explore the world. More specifically, cultural attachment theory provides the individual with cultural support, via the structures to successful transition to adulthood. Further, the cultural attachment theory as presented through this workshop will support the development of the systematic embracing of the Aboriginal culture and matching of services to meet the cultural needs of the Anishinaabe client.
Wellness and Addiction ™
In this unique educational seminar, ICRP will provide an opportunity for participants to discuss various issues that promote and sustain individual unrest. Through these important seminars, participants will come to understand how historical effects of colonialism have impacted their lives and the personal decisions they have made with regards to addictions – codependency, gambling, alcohol, drugs, or work. The impact of colonization on individual wellness is the heart of this educational seminar. The educational seminar will provide therapeutic opportunities to heal through community and holistic practices.