Prerequisites: all of the following: 68:151, 68:152, 12 credit hours of Native Studies at the 200 level or above and 68:140/141 or 6:155/156 or 68:157/158 or 68/58:171/172.
This course introduces and explores the range of traumatic experiences among Aboriginal peoples with attention given to the intersections of gender and social context. Themes examined include: the meaning of trauma and traumatic events, assessment and intervention, gender and trauma, violence in the home, insidious cultural, historical and contemporary traumas, witnessing testimony and recovery. Vicarious trauma will be addressed as well as self-care. While this course examines theoretical approaches to trauma, emphasis will be placed ion social context, gender and models of transformative intervention.
Cross-registered with (Gender and Women's Studies) 36:342.
- Instructor: Kathryn Irvine