Shäwthän Näzhi: Recovery Support Program

Year:
2022
Region:
Yukon
Type:
Finalist
Theme:
Healing, Health & Wellness
Category:
AIP

Intergenerational trauma has heavily impacted First Nations communities. Yukon mental health agencies have concluded the after-care and recovery support following treatment must be prioritized. Shäwthän Näzhi: Recovery Support Program aims to provide intensive and on-going after care support following attendance at treatment programs. The year-long program will blend dynamic healing processes and will include animal and art therapy, energy and body healing, trauma and attachment therapies, and Indigenous ceremony, traditions and wisdom. The three-year Support Project will include capacity building within the Yukon Indigenous wellness practitioner community, an intensive recovery support program and model sharing combined with train the trainer implementation. 

Nominator: Katie Johnson
Bella Elite
Team:
Diane Strand, Executive Director (co-leader)