Historical Trauma and Trauma-Informed Work


  • Lake of the Torches 510 Old Abe Rd Lac du Flambeau, WI 54538

Join Theda New Breast of the Native Wellness Institute for a brief overview of the impacts of historical and intergenerational trauma. Participants will assess their own life experiences and how that contributes to being trauma-informed. Where there has been trauma, healing is the answer. The evening will conclude with tools to bring healing into your life and the lives of the clients you serve.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm (dinner included)

Child Care Professionals

A brief overview of the impacts of historical and intergenerational trauma will be given. Participants will assess their own life experiences and how that contributes to being trauma-informed. Where there has been trauma, healing is the answer. The evening will conclude with tools to bring healing into your life and the lives of the clients you serve.

Thursday, October 27, 2016 (9:00 am - 4:30 pm) and
Friday, October 28, 2016 (8:00 am - 3:30 pm)

All Early Childhood Professionals, Including Child Care

An in-depth look into what is historical and intergenerational trauma from a Native lens will be provided. The connection between trauma and behavior will be discussed and participants will be able to assess how trauma has impacted their lives and the lives of the families they serve. Trauma is played out everywhere- the workplace, families and communities; examples will be given in order to create a better understanding of how trauma infiltrates and more importantly, how we can proactively address the behaviors. The answer to trauma is healing. Time will be spent on discussing what healing is and solid tools will be given to introduce physical, mental, emotional and spiritual healing efforts for staff and families. Related topics such as Native wellness and self care will also be included.

Theda New Breast, M.P.H. (Montana Blackfeet)

Theda is a founding board member and master trainer/facilitator for the Native Wellness Institute (NWI). She is one of the pioneers in the Native training field and an original committee member for the Men’s and Women’s Wellness gatherings. Theda has been a leading authority on Indigenous cultural resilience throughout North America and abroad and has worked with over 500 tribes, villages, Rancherias, pueblos and urban Native centers in 34 years on proactive healing from historical trauma, post traumatic growth, mental health healing, and sobriety/recovery/adult child of alcoholic (ACOA). She is the co-founder and co-writer of the GONA (Gathering of Native Americans) curriculum, one of the ten effective practices and models in communities of color. Theda has facilitated hundreds of trainings and strategic planning sessions throughout North America. She lives on the Blackfeet Reservation in Northern Montana and is a Khan-nat-tso-miitah (Crazy Dog) Society member, herbalist, Sun dancer, pipe carrier, and lives as Niitsitapi, like all her ancestors for thousands of years. In 2013, The Red Nations Film Festival Honored Theda with a Humanitarian Award for her lifetime of healing work with tribes and with a Red Nations statuette for her documentary short called, “Why the Women in My Family Don’t Drink Whiskey.” The Blackfeet Tribal Council has recognized her leadership skills and appointed her unanimously to The Board of Trustees for Blackfeet Community College for years 2014-2017.

Lodging

Blocks of rooms are being held at the following hotels for October 26 & 27 under Northwest Connection Family Resources.

  • Lake of the Torches – 510 Old Abe Rd, Lac du Flambeau, WI 54538
    Phone: (715) 588-7070
  • AmericInn – 700 Old Hwy 51, Minocqua, WI 54548
    Phone: (715) 356-3730
  • The Waters of Minocqua - South, 8116 US-51, Minocqua, WI 54548
    Phone: (715) 358-4000
     

Fees and Registration

Registration is FREE!

Register by phone at 1 (800) 733-KIDS

Register by email, mail or fax by completing the form and returning to:

Northwest Connection Family Resources
15896 West 3rd Street
Hayward WI 54843
Fax: (715) 634-8743
Email: nwchild3@cheqnet.net

Tribes may request stipends to support their participation. Stipends will be reimbursed to organizations or programs upon completion of the training. A limited number of stipends are reserved for each Tribe until October 1. The remaining are available upon first request. Call 1 (800) 733-KIDS for more information and to request a stipend. 

This event is made possible by funding from the Race to the Top - Early Learning Challenge Grant through the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families. Partners in planning and hosting this event are the Wisconsin Inter-Tribal Child Care Association, Supporting Families Together Association, and Northwest Connection Family Resources.