Chanté Offers Trauma Stewardship Course To Fort Peck Teachers
Chanté demonstration project director Carly Hosford- Israel told the Northern Plains Independent that Friday’s planned Zoom training with Laura van Dernoot Lipsky is open to all teachers on the Fort Peck Reservation, including parents and guardians of area schoolchildren currently studying at home.
“The Friday Zoom is definitely open to all Fort Peck teachers, which could include parents teaching from home right now,” Hosford-Israel said.
Van Dernoot Lipsky has been recognized as a pioneer in trauma exposure, having worked in the field for more than three decades. She is the founder and director of The Trauma Stewardship Institute and author of Trauma Stewardship: An Everyday Guide to Caring for Self While Caring for Others and The Age of Overwhelm.
“Laura came to our Learn Locally Training in October and we got great feedback on her session,” said Hosford-Israel. “Her books really drill down into how to care for ourselves, especially if we are community caregivers. She is serious about not overlooking the self, but building a balance of care between self and others.”
Along with the teacher training, Chanté staff have been busy during the past week assembling at-home learning kits at Greet the Dawn auditorium in Poplar.
“We will be sending out the final 160+ boxes as soon as we get the rest of the language card games,” Hosford-Israel said.
The training with Van Dernoot Lipsky is scheduled for Friday, May 1, at 10 a.m. To register for the event, visit bit. ly/LauravanDernootLipsky.
To learn more about the Chanté Project, visit chanteproject. com.