Engaging and Supporting Indigenous Fathers in A Group Setting
Date(s) - Nov 2, 2020 - Nov 16, 2020
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Are you interested in providing family support for Indigenous fathers in a culturally grounded group setting?
The BC Council for Families is pleased to offer this new virtual training as a series of three two-hour workshops. It is designed to provide a foundation for starting a relevant and meaningful service that will engage and support Indigenous fathers in a group model.
Participants will gain insight into historical issues facing Indigenous fathers and how they are re-discovering their roles and responsibilities. The workshop will also focus on the impact of residential schools and colonization, research on Indigenous Fathers engagement and how to plan, facilitate and sustain a group.
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604-678-8884 ext. 101
Dave Rader and Jonny Williams Xotxwes
Dave Rader has been given the name Shxwliyemsthom. He is experienced with facilitating men and parent workshops with Abby Dads at Archway Community Services. He held the position as the on-line trainer for the Indigenous Cultural Competency training for the B.C. Provincial Health Authority. Dave was also the Social Work Team Leader and staff trainer with Abbotsford Aboriginal Children and Family Services. Jonny Williams Xotxwes is from the Cheam First Nation which is located in the Sto:lo territory and is the father of four children. His experience is with ages from daycare to university teaching the Halq’emeylem language and culture for over 23 years. Jonny has experience working with high risk youth and with men who have been incarcerated and move into treatment.
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