Online Course on Supporting Indigenous Young Children within Community

SUPPORTING INDIGENOUS INFANTS AND YOUNG CHILDREN WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF THEIR COMMUNITIES

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UBC is offering an online course January – April 2016. This course provides students with an introduction to perspectives related to working with Indigenous (First Nations, Métis and Inuit) families with infants and children with special needs in Canada, and British Columbia in particular.

Course Objectives Students will learn about:

  • languages and tribal groups in British Columbia.
  • the importance of land and territory in relation to identity.
  • the history of residential schools and the negative history of child welfare for Indigenous families.
  • Indigenous worldviews and perspectives on child and lifespan development and the roles of children in relation to their family.
  • Indigenous approaches to “home visiting,” developmental and needs assessment and family support.
  • ways of understanding special needs and supporting children who are differently-abled along with their families.
  • the importance of ceremony and celebration in the lives of First Nations, Métis and Inuit families.

Follow this link for more information: http://pdce.educ.ubc.ca/supporting-indigenous-infants-young-children/

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