04 March 2015

I had a really good experience at the place where I volunteer when I asked about the possibility of cultural safety training to better make indigenous people feel welcome in our space. Generally the population we serve is vulnerable, but this is especially true of our indigenous clients, who are both extremely vulnerable and have culturally specific expectations about how a person should act in social situations. One of my supervisors wrote me a long e-mail about various approaches, and then like magic, an advertisement for a free workshop on non-violent communication appeared in her inbox and she invited me along with her. I've already participated in a workshop on conflict deescalation but I think this one could make a bigger difference for me.

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