Funding provided by the Public Health Agency of Canada for OAHSA to host and provide training to staff in AHS & Aboriginal CAPC/CPNP programs working with children and families with information on how witnessing family violence affects children and ultimately the adults they grow up to be...
The workshop titled "Family Violence From a Child's View" to take place in 2 locations - Thunder Bay - Jan. 30 & 31/14 and Toronto - Feb. 27 & 28/14 will provide tools to staff such as “identifying the signs that a child may be living with domestic violence” to support the children and families living with domestic violence.
As staff working in AHS & Aboriginal CAPC/CPNP programs, we work predominantly with high risk families who are often living with family violence. The witnessing of violence by children affects them in ways that often expresses itself in behaviours. These children grow up to be the adults (sometimes ourselves) we also work with affected by this generational legacy. In this workshop, family violence will be addressed in a holistic manner by presenting historical impacts on the Aboriginal way of life and how that contributed and injected family violence in today’s Aboriginal families in our culture where it was previously non-existent. With this understanding and information the staff will have tools such as “identifying the signs that a child may be living with domestic violence” to support these children living with family violence.
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