Safe, collaborative, trusting relationships are a essential when it comes to working with women and families, where there is substance use. Some key educational offerings that support building safe relationships include: Motivational Interviewing, trauma and violence informed practice, and Indigenous Cultural Safety. The following courses are available to help you grow your skills in these areas. Indigenous Cultural Safety is integrated throughout all our content.
SafeCare is a blended, facilitated psychoeducation for health professionals and human service workers in community and acute settings. This education includes trauma and violence informed practice, substance use, harm reduction, Indigenous Cultural Safety, and self-care components. This education is a combination of self-paced online modules and a facilitated session, with in-person and virtual options available.
Motivational Interviewing is a collaborative conversation style, that draws on a person's own motivation to change. All Health Authorities (HA) offer yearly seats at MI training. These offerings are co-ordinated through point persons at each HA. You may also contact your regional perinatal substance working group to find out about CCMI educadtion opportunities. Finally, see the education resource list for other on-demand resources for MI.
Indigenous Cultural Safety is integrated throughout all our courses and education, but you there are also more specific ICS options listed in the education and training resource list.
The Elders Visioning Perinatal Substance Use Toolkit is a unique resource describing Indigenous Elders' teaching and perspectives on providing culturally safe health care and how to engage Elders in health care services in a good way.