Strategies for Working with Indigenous Individuals Experiencing Trauma
Presented by: Dr. Holly Graham, RN, BA, BScN, MN, PhD, R.D. Psychologist, Assistant Professor, University of Saskatchewan
Date: September 24, 2019
Description: This webinar will provide an overview of the foundational knowledge related to trauma and practical applications for the workplace from an Indigenous perspective. The physiology and symptoms of trauma, the prevalence, and the ongoing impact of trauma on the body will be discussed; along with the everyday strategies for working with individuals who have and are experiencing trauma. The principles of trauma-informed practice (TIP) will be covered, along with the value of self-care and daily wellness practice.
Bio: Dr. Holly Graham is a member of the Thunderchild First Nation. She has worked as a Registered Nurse (RN) in a variety of northern communities, in addition to various other health care environments since 1985. Holly is an Assistant Professor in the College of Nursing, at the University of Saskatchewan. She maintains an active practice as a Registered Doctoral Psychologist, working primarily with individuals who have experienced trauma and symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Holly's research is focused on Indigenous health, mental health, and well-being.