BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

ACHD-126 - Self, Health, and Wellness - 3.00 Credits

ACHD-126 - Self, Health, and Wellness - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course focuses on personal care and individual responsibility for the practice of basic stress management as it relates to service delivery. Emphasis is placed on understanding balancing of professional and personal lives. Students explore the concept of a collective learning format, which recognizes the importance of traditional Aboriginal values in the healing process. The theory and practice of the medicine wheel for health and healing and exploring mind/body/spirit connection to illness and wellness is compared with contemporary methods of self-care. Ethical issues associated with self-care and practice are explored. This course will address the legacy of physical and sexual abuse in residential schools, including the intergenerational impacts by providing students with the opportunity to explore the impacts of colonization and residential schools, including the many forms of abuse, on their own family systems.
Part of the:
  • CAREER TRAINING (HUMAN SERVICES) Department
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Aboriginal Community & Health Development Certificate - Aboriginal Community and Health Certificate
  • Chemical Addiction Worker Certificate - Certificate Completion Plan
  • Prerequisites : ACHD 123,
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Masters Degree.
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week.
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Procedure:
    Assignments 50 - 70%, Final 30 - 50%, Total 100 %. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
  • articulate the theory and practice of self-care and wellness;
  • develop a personal wellness plan;ยท apply self-care strategies for individual ongoing wellness;
  • identify personal and professional code of ethics;
  • identify tools for personal growth and wellness;
  • demonstrate an in-depth understanding that stress has on physical and psychological well being;
  • understanding the importance of culture as a foundation for self-care;
  • identify and address factors and social challenges that effect the well being of individuals in relationships with family, work, groups and communities;
  • work effectively and collaboratively in a group setting;
  • examine historical and current views of mind/body and spirit for healing purposes; and
  • conduct self-assessment and reflective exercises to assess individual attitudes and beliefs towards a holistic healing approach.
  • Text and Materials:
  • Stamm, Hudnall B. editor (1999). Secondary traumatic stress: self-care issues for clinicians, researchers, and educators. second edition. Baltimore, Maryland: Sidran Press.
  • Other Resources:
  • As per Instructor.
  • Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information: Education Council approved August 2004.