July 20, 2021
|Touchstones of Hope: Holistic Approach
July 20, 2021, 10:00 a.m. — 11:00 p.m. PT
“Child welfare approaches that reflect the reality of the whole child preserve the continuity of relationships and recognize the child is shaped by her/his culture (including traditions, spirituality, and social customs), environment, social relationships, and specific abilities and traits.” – Blackstock, Cross, George, Brown & Formsma, 2006, p.10
This session will explore examples of prevention and wraparound services in the United States and Canada and how these services are essential to the wellbeing of Indigenous children and their families.
This dialogue is the fifth in a seven-part, bi-monthly, dialogue series inviting Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples from the United States and Canada to actively engage in conversations about the five principles that are the foundation of the Touchstones of Hope: self-determination, holistic approach, culture and language, structural interventions, and non-discrimination. The dialogues will explore topics related to the Touchstones principles and how these principles can be applied in the reform of child welfare.