Children’s Hospital’s Centre for At-Risk Youth provides culturally/trauma-informed mental health assessment and treatment for refugee and immigrant children and families. The Aubrey and Marla Dan Foundation’s support is helping the centre expand to support Indigenous youth through a new role - Youth Indigenous Wellness Consultant. Mainstream mental health and health care services often don't meet the varied needs of Indigenous populations. As a result, families and youth avoid seeking help until a crisis occurs and they require emergency services.
The Youth Indigenous Wellness Consultant will braid Traditional Ways of Knowing and Western practices to support mental health and wellness for Indigenous youth who access care through Children’s Hospital at London Health Sciences Centre. This position will provide holistic services that focus on mental, physical, spiritual and emotional well-being through a cultural, trauma-informed, and family-centered approach.
Aubrey & Marla Dan Foundation.