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.
This 2 day psychoducation for staff is related to trauma informed practice. SafeCARE includes focus on attachment, trauma, self-care for staff, harm reduction, and Indigenous Cultural Safety. SafeCARE is currently offered in person, but due to limitations on in person events, virtual options are in development.
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.