Recovery and Resilience: Indigenous Peoples’ Perspective

Several speakers will address issues and findings on recovery and resilience in the face of trauma (including intergenerational trauma) and on understanding how trauma affects not only the mind but also the body. Three speakers, from three different areas of specialty will address ways that Indigenous Peoples’ ways of being, doing, and knowing show an appreciation of the importance of the growth and development of the whole person that resonates with scientific findings about resilience and recovery from trauma.

Adam Evans

Adam Evans

Evan Adams, Sliammon First Nation (Powell River, BC) will share reflections from his experience as a physician and as a Deputy Provincial health Officer in the BC Ministry of Health.


Joe Gone

Joe Gone, Gros Ventre tribal nation of Montana, will talk about his research on promoting psychotherapeutic change while protecting the distinctive cultural orientations of “diverse” clients and share case studies of treatment programs in Native communities.

Monica Gray Smith

Monica Gray Smith

Monique Gray Smith, a mixed heritage woman of Cree, Lakota, and Scottish descent will discuss the effects of historical trauma on Indigenous Children and families and share her insights into the strength and resilience of the First Peoples of Canada. MK

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS in over 20 professional fields

31.5 hours, Category 1 CME credits available for both the US & Canada
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