Atuaqsijut: Following the Path Sharing Inuit Specific Ways

Manual in English for service providers: best practices to work with parents/caregivers of Inuit children aged 0-6. (2016)

Description

This resource in English was designed for service providers who work with biological, foster, and adoptive parents of Inuit children aged 0 to 6 years old, including early childhood educators, social workers, maternal and child health workers, public health staff, community workers, health care providers, and hospital staff.

It provides Inuit specific knowledge and cultural practices regarding pregnancy and parenting, and offers information on the many challenges and opportunities for Inuit and non-Inuit parents raising young Inuit children in Ontario, including:

  • Inuit cultural values and beliefs.
  • Impact of colonization and intergenerational trauma.
  • Inuit knowledge and wisdom about pregnancy and parenting.
  • Inuit specific programs, services, supports, and best practices in Ontario

The information can help service providers reflect on and improve their services to Inuit families.