Caring for the Circle Within: Jackson Lake Land Based Healing Program for Women

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Caring for the Circle Within is a residential land based healing program that blends Western clinical and First Nations healing approaches to support adults who are dealing with the impact of trauma (typically intergenerational trauma as a result of residential schools). It is expected that with this additional support, participants will have more positive interactions with their families and communities, gain knowledge and skills (traditional and mainstream) to apply to challenges of daily life. Three camps have been delivered 2 for women and 1 for men. Participants were typically struggling with addiction issues and/or incarceration.

Participants indicate a high level of satisfaction with the program and participant retention is 80% or higher. Evaluations report mixed results on behaviour/attitude measures implemented before and after the program, and the majority of participants continued to show improvement one month after the program. Impacts showed evidence of resiliency across all three evaluations; although effects were more pronounced among women.

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