Walking Well with Traditional Healing

Project Term: 24 months; Ended 2017
Grant Amount: $50,000

This project successfully increased the health center’s capacity to provide culturally adapted, evidence-based, and trauma-informed awareness to the over 500 active clients they see each year. Project accomplishments include providing historical trauma education sessions and Community Resiliency Model workshops to the Missoula community. Mending Broken Hearts, a grief support series, was provided to clients who reported a deeper understanding of historical and inter-generational trauma and were able to begin addressing the impact on their own lives. Finally, a trauma-informed organizational assessment was completed, and trauma-informed practices were incorporated into the diabetes prevention education series offered to teens and adults.

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