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Cascadia Garlington Health Center

3036 Northeast Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard

Portland, OR 97212

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A Panel Discussion on History, Trauma, Resiliency, and How to Work with Native Americans in a Culturally Responsive Way

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Due to popular demand, Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare is hosting a second Indigenous Healing event so interested community members can learn and be involved in these important discussions.

Developing an awareness of the multi generational effects of colonization is vital to understanding our Native experience. Sharing our stories of historical and present-day challenges helps us in the healing process. We’re exploring ways in which we can more effectively work with the intersections of individuals, families, tribes and mostly notably, the institutions that still fail to recognize our existence. Telling our stories of Native strength, can provide powerful pathways toward creating a healthy life balance and a stronger recognition of tribal sovereignty.

In this seminar, you will:

  • Learn about the concept of historical trauma and its importance when working with individuals, families, tribes, communities and larger systems.
  • Build a contextualized understanding of historical oppression.
  • Learn about the intersection of historical trauma and a strength based, resiliency focused work with historically oppressed populations.
  • Be exposed to assessment and intervention strategies for culturally empowered work - including direct practice, policy, advocacy, and research.

How to Sign Up:

Community Members: Sign up here on Eventbrite

Cascadia Employees: Sign up on LMS

We will be offering CEs for “Indigenous Healing” in the amount of 2 hours. Cascadia BHC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No. 6066. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identifiable. Cascadia BHC is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

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ACEP Contact Information: Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare (PO Box 8459, Portland, OR 97207 | 503-963-7769 | peopleandculture@cascadiabhc.org | www.cascadiabhc.org )

Trainers:

Lea Ann Holder, LICSW, LCSW, is a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma. She holds an MSW and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Oregon and Washington. She spent many years working as a supervisor, within the Oregon Department of Human Services, Indian Child Welfare unit. She has an invested interest and passion for serving, promoting and empowering the health, well-being and self-determination of tribal, rural and underserved populations.

Cori F. Matthew, MHR (Salish & Blackfeet), has been NICWA’s Director of Programs and Policy since October of 2015 and joined the team with expertise in technical assistance, wraparound support, leadership, and management. Cori serves as the Program Director that oversees our National Training & Technical Assistance Center (NTTAC) contract.

James St. Martin, MSW, was born on the Burns Paiute reservation in Eastern Oregon and was later removed from the reservation and adopted by a couple in Portland Oregon. After attending the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Portland State University, and the San Francisco Art Institute, Martin became a well-known artist in San Francisco. Over the years Martin has worked for Burns Paiute, for the Confederated Tribes of Siletz, the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, the Confederated Tribes of Umatilla, and the Yurok Tribe.

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