An opportunity for healthcare providers to strengthen their cultural competence and enhance their ability to establish culturally safe, respectful environments. [from Course Catalogue Registration System website]
Based on Island Health’s Aboriginal Health Plan, 2012-2015. Island Health employees play a key role in implementing the Aboriginal Health Plan and enhancing Aboriginal people’s access to services, which in turn will improve health outcomes for Aboriginal people.
This online course (for VIHA staff) is: Intended to improve health outcomes for present and future generations of Aboriginal people living on Vancouver Island and the communities served by Island Health.
The story of 6 Aboriginal women and their families who share their experiences with grief and loss during pregnancy and perinatal depression. "Teddy bears to tears" portrays the mental and emotional struggles of families who have gone from the joy of pregnancy to the pain of loss as a result of miscarriage or stillbirth. Through their stories, they share that women who are experiencing grief and loss are not alone. "Teardrops to angels" depicts the loneliness and isolation experienced in perinatal and postpartum depression. [from back cover]
Documentary featuring Aboriginal people recovering from depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia—and related issues such as anxiety, suicide, trauma, and substance use. The DVD honours Aboriginal people sharing their personal experiences with mental illnesses and recovery. The partners involved in this project included Fraser Health Authority’s Aboriginal Services, Mission Mental Health, Mission Indian Friendship Centre Society, Stó:lo Nation Health Support Services, and Bear Image Productions. Fraser Health was the primary funder with the BC Partners for Mental Health and Addictions Information providing funding for steering and promotional support. Staff from the Canadian Mental Health Association’s BC Division provided input on the BC Partners’ behalf. [from back cover]