"Prepared for The Aboriginal Healing Foundation By Deborah Chansonneuve."
Includes bibliographical references.
"'Reclaiming Connections' is based on a manual developed by the Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health in Ottawa, Ontario, as a resource tool for frontline workers and educators. It has been adapted from this earlier version to suit the needs of a larger, national audience". -- Acknowledgements.
"This manual was created as a learning and reference tool for groups and organizations providing services to Aboriginal peoples. Its focus is trauma recovery for Survivors of residential school abuse, as well as for their descendants who suffer the intergenerational impacts. It is designed to serve two purposes. First, it provides a culture-based approach to trauma recovery in the context of residential school abuse for frontline workers. Secondly, it is an educational tool to raise awareness of Aboriginal culture and history in Canada". -- Intro.
Contents: Acknowledgements -- Preface -- Introduction -- A Snapshot of Life Prior to Contact and Colonization -- Section I: Pre-Contact History -- Section II: Residential Schools -- Section III: What is Trauma ? -- Section IV: Impacts of Trauma on Workers -- Appendix A: Fact Sheets -- Appendix B: Aboriginal Healing Models -- Appendix C: Annotated Bibliography -- References.