The Sixties Scoop and Indigenous Child Welfare



3 Hours



Method of Delivery

Online (asynchronous fully self-directed learning)

What You Will Learn

Accredited & Customized Courses

Course Content

This course content includes the following topics:

  1. Understanding the historical and current phases of government policies and action related to indigenous child welfare
  2. Understanding the phases of government and key case law related to indigenous child welfare in Canada
  3. Recognizing the professional need to understand the importance of diversity and cultural responsiveness in performing work related to indigenous children and adults
  4. Understanding the ethical conduct and professional requirements to ensure cultural safety, trauma-specific care, supportive counselling and client service orientation for survivors of historic and current child welfare work
  5. Recognizing the importance of providing supportive counselling to survivors of historic and current child welfare work
  6. Understanding the importance of personal and professional leadership as frontline workers to provide culturally-safe child welfare services

The course includes an assignment, a course evaluation and certificate of completion.

Course Description

Alongside the Residential School experience, Canadian provinces enacted targeted adoption programs removing First Nations children families, stripping them of their connection to community, culture and identity with mental wellness impacts for those children, now adults, today.


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