Registration open for Relational Worldview and Its Implications for Decolonizing the Self, Services, and Systems
The First Nations Repatriation Institute and the Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare invites you to the upcoming conference, Relational Worldview and Its Implications for Decolonizing the Self, Services, and Systems.
When: Thursday, October 20 from 8:30 to 4pm
Where: University of Minnesota, St. Paul Student Center, Northstar Ballroom
Featured Presenter: Terry L. Cross, MSW, ACSW, LCSW (Seneca Nation of Indians)
Terry Cross is an enrolled member of the Seneca Nation of Indians and is the developer, founder, and executive director of the National Indian Child Welfare Association.Terry has 38 years of experience in child welfare, including 10 years working directly with children and families. He served on the faculty of Portland State University School of Social Work as adjunct professor for 15 years.
Description: This presentation examines an Indigenous way of understanding health and wellness in individuals, organizations and systems and discusses how these concepts can be applied in child welfare in a post-colonial society. Working in an emotionally and spiritually healthy way is important for everyone, but especially for those involved in the difficult work of Indian child welfare practice. Indigenous people and organizations can intentionally work to decolonize themselves through this trauma informed approach.