Agency Trainer

Agency Trainer

*All Training that is offered at Weechi-it-te-win Family services has been modified to reflect the vision, philosophy, and mission of Naaniigaan Abinoojii which is central to Weechi-it-te-win and our practice.

Weechi-it-te-win Family Services training department develops and delivers competency-based training to our 10 First Nation Communities.

The Agency Trainer provides family centered, child focused, strength based and culturally responsive knowledge transfer. Child Welfare training has been redesigned to meet statutory requirements but highlights competent delivery customary care practices.

Weechi-it-te-win's Agency Trainer develops and implements training programs that are responsive to our First Nation Communities. Training is approved and certified through the Ontario Association of Children Aid Societies. Weechi-it-te-win also collaborates with the Association of Native Child and Family Services of Ontario to develop culturally competent training curriculums.

We train child welfare workers to support Naaniigaan Abinoojii and Weechi-it-te-win Family Services' commitment to:

  • Preserve Anishinaabe culture and identity amongst our people
  • Strengthen and maintain Anishinaabe Families and through them our communities
  • Ensure the growth, support, and development of all our children within the family and community

The Agency Trainer offers

  • Duty to report training
  • Team building
  • On Call Training
  • Family Service Committee training
  • Serious Occurrence Training
  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training(ASIST)
  • Family Preservation Training
  • Anishinaabe Cultural Milestones

Child Welfare Professional Series

Course 1: Collaboration in Child Welfare
Course 2: Protecting Children and Strengthening Families Pt1
Course 3: Protecting Children and Strengthening Families Pt2
Course 4: Understanding and Responding to Children's Needs
Course 5: Engaging Families
Course 6: Permanency Planning & Continuity of Care
Course 7: Legal and Court Processes
Course 8: Wellness and Self-Care

WFS Staff Trainer

Boozhoo my name is Sherri Kabatay, Ginoozhe clan of Seine River First Nation.

I started in January 2016 in this position. I have a Bachelor of Indian Social Work, Bachelor of Education, Master's of Social Work and Master's of Indigenous Philosophy. I have been a helper in my community and in the Rainy Lake Tribal area in the areas of social work, economic development, leadership and education. I am a strong believer in Anishinaabe knowledge, philosophy and practices. The roots of decolonization lie in our Anishinaabe ways. The foundation of our caring for one another is found in our interconnectedness of relationships. Family centered approaches that build on strengths empower families and our communities. I enjoy working with communities and Anishinaabe people, and so, my education and work experiences have been aimed at building capacity. The elders have and continue to share teachings that give guidelines about how to live and treat one another with kindness, respect and love. These are the teachings I strive to bring forward in the work that I do. Many other approaches, knowledge and skills are beneficial in the toolbox of a good helper so these are also incorporated into training. My goal is to continue to provide learning experiences that empower helpers in their important roles within the communities. Miigwech

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