Past Events – WCAIMH Talk: January 22, 2015: Working with First Nations Families

SPEAKER: Doris is a proud member of the Stl’atl’imx Nation and N’quatqua band which is 70 km north of Whistler. She has worked in the helping field within the Urban Aboriginal community for the past 17 years. Doris is currently at Alan Cashmore Centre, providing mental health services to infants and children under 5 years old.  SUMMARY: Doris talked about her experiences living and working in the urban Aboriginal community. She emphasized that families with young children need time to build a relationship with service providers, and that mutual respect and collaboration requires thoughtful and compassionate responses to their needs.