Aboriginal Community Support Worker CertificateAre you interested in learning how to assist Aboriginal individuals and families?
This professional development opportunity allows you to focus your training in the field of Aboriginal community support. With an emphasis on a person/family-centered and holistic approach to community support, you gain the core training required for all community support workers.
Topics include: Aboriginal traditional knowledge systems, Aboriginal law, reconciliation, and motivational interviewing. Graduates are prepared to work in entry-level positions under direction and supervision, and practice professionally as part of a support team in community based organizations that work with Aboriginal people.
Tina-Marie ChristianTina-Marie Christian is from the Syilx Nation (Okanagan) and a member of the Splatsin First Nation (Enderby, BC). She lives in Armstrong, BC. Originally from the Tk’emlups reserve (Kamloops) she attributes her early life teachings and experiences as the foundation for planting the seeds of advocacy and action. She holds a Master of Arts Degree in Organizational Management, a Bachelor of (Adult) Education and an Associate Business Administration degree (Marketing). Ms. Christian believes that all education is a mechanism for social change that raises the critical consciousness of the learner. She has over 35 years of experience working for Aboriginal organizations in education and staff development, advocacy, community and personal development and health and wellness. For the past fourteen years she is the owner operator of Apna Management and Training Specialists.
Holly Dalgleish is of Okanagan ancestry and a member of the Splatsin First Nations. She received her Bachelor of Social Work degree (BSW) from Thompson Rivers University and her Master’s in Clinical Social Work (MSW) from UBC Okanagan. She has additional training in Restorative Justice from Simon Fraser University. Holly is registered (RSW) with the BCASW (BC Association of Social Workers) and has training in psychodynamic counseling, play therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy.
Holly has 12 years’ experience working with children, youth and their families in a variety of areas and specializes in these areas; at-risk youth therapy, family support work, lifestyles and life transitions work, parenting education and support, anxiety counseling, Autism, and social skill development.
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NOTE: This program is eligible for student loans. Visit www.okanagan.bc.ca/financialaid for details.