ALIGN invites all Foundation of Caregiver Support (FOCS) Trainers and all caregivers (group care staff, foster care/kinship caregivers and providers) to come together virtually to watch the “The Journey Home”, a 25-minute film designed to train caregivers and reflect on what this means for indigenous children and families. This session will be repeated monthly on the third Friday of each month, next session will be on May 21, 2021 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm via virtual zoom platform. (please register here)
The session is facilitated by Frank Shannon and Beverly Keeshig-Soonia. The Journey Home video is a tool for training caregivers and can be incorporated into module one of foundation of caregiver supports (FOCS). The post-viewing discussion is intended for reflection on the film in a more interactive and relational approach than watching it alone.
More information about the film:
The video, “Journey Home explores healing Indigenous children in the Canadian child welfare system. This powerful documentary provides an Indigenous community perspective on inter-generational trauma and its impacts on children and youth in government care. This Research-Based Documentary highlights community approaches to ensuring children are meaningfully connected to their culture, community and identity.”