Cross Cultural Work

 

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Dr. Jane A. Simington, Ph. D. and Taking Flight International Corporation, have enjoyed a long and exciting working relationships with peoples of various cultures.

 

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Here are two interviews with host Dianne Meili from CFWE radio:

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CERTIFICATION TRAINING PROGRAMS

 

Since 2007, Taking Flight International has offered Certification in Trauma Recovery and Grief Support. Each class has included First Nation’s people. In some classes the majority of the participants, have been from First Nation’s communities. These First Nation’s students have come from communities from most parts of Canada. We are welcoming International indigenous students.

 

RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS

 

2006. Journey to Hope and Healing: Beyond Trauma and Abuse Education and Therapy. Program Methods and Evaluations. Healing Our Spirits Worldwide. International Conference for Indigenous peoples. Shaw Conference Centre, Edmonton AB.

2002. Journey to Hope and Healing: Beyond Trauma and Abuse: Joint Program Development between Taking Flight International and Nechi Institute. Healing Our Spirits Worldwide. International Conference for Indigenous peoples. Albuquerque, New Mexico.

 

EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES

 

2001-2007    –  Nechi Institute of Health Promotion, Education and Research, St. Albert, Alberta

Course developed and taught (Onsite and in First Nations Communities for Nechi)

  • – Personal Growth module in Community Addictions Training
  • – Journey to Hope and Healing: Beyond Trauma and Abuse Program

2004-2005   –  Aboriginal Mental Health Certificate Program Grant MacEwan College, Edmonton, AB.

Guest Lecturer, Courses taught:

  • – Addressing Soul Concerns During Grief
  • – Wholistic Approach to Care

 

 

SELECTED CONFERENCE KEYNOTES

Simington, J. (2016, May 30). Suicide Prevention and Intervention: A Holistic Approach. Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services, Montreal, PQ

Simington, J. and Hall, A. (2014, November 26). Teachers Helping Traumatized Students. “Knowing our Spirits Conference,” Ramada Hotel and Conference Centre, Edmonton, AB.

Simington, J. (2014, October 20) Keynote: A Mother’s Voice: Indestructible Family Relationships to Survive a Child’s Death. Peter Ballantyne Child and Family Services, Inc., TCU Place in Saskatoon, SK.

Simington, J. (2014, October 20). Grief in the Workplace: Respond to Mourning and Help with Transforming. Peter Ballantyne Child and Family Services, Inc., TCU Place in Saskatoon, SK.

Simington, J. (2014, October 2). Keynote: Embracing Life: Sustaining Passion in the Work You Do. Breakout session: Securing Hope: Helping a Grieving Child. Alberta Association of Family School Liaison Workers (AAFSLW), Executive Royal Hotel, Edmonton, AB.

Simington, J. (2014, October 2). Securing Hope: Helping a Grieving Child. Alberta Association of Family School Liaison Workers (AAFSLW), Executive Royal Hotel, Edmonton, AB.

Simington, J. (2013, July). Healing the Effects of Trauma and Intergenerational Trauma. Police Based Victim Services, High Prairie, AB.

Simington, J. (2011, November). Short-term Grief Counseling. Northern Lakes College Counselors. Northern Lakes College, Grouard, AB.

Simington, J. (2011).Healing Soul Pain: Fourth Annual Directions in Aboriginal Ministry Program. Star of the North Retreat Centre, St Albert, AB

Simington, J. 2011 (May 26). Impact of Childhood Trauma: Strategies for Helping a Child. Maskwacis awasisak Conference. Sawridge Hotel. Edmonton, AB.

Simington, J. (2010). The Relationship between Opiate use and Trauma History. Native Mental Health Conference. Sudbury, ON.

Simington, J. (2010). Empowerment Through the AIDS/HIV Journey. First Nations AIDS/HIV Association of British Columbia. Penticton, BC.

Simington, J. (2008). Trauma: Effects on Body, Mind, Emotion and Spirit. Creating Hope Society. Enoch Hotel, Edmonton, AB.

Simington, J. (2008). Empowering Self through the HIV and Aids Journey. Healing Our Spirits BC Aboriginal HIV/AIDS Society. Coast Inn, Prince George, BC.

Simington, J. (2007). Healing the Soul Pain of Trauma, Native Women’s Association.  Native Women’s Association of the NWT. Yellowknife NT.

Simington, J. (2006, August). Personal Growth. Addictions Program weeklong training Nechi First Nations Institute for Health Promotion and Research. St. Albert, AB.

Simington, J. (2006). Reclaiming Lost Aspects of the Self. Residential School Survivors First Nations Conference. Confederacy of Treaty Six. Edmonton, AB.

Simington, J. (2005). Exploring Dream and Art Messages. Knowing Our Spirits First Nations Conference. Tribal Chiefs Council. Edmonton, AB.

 

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS

Simington, J. (2017, July 12-18, 2017) Suicide Intervention Certification. North Peace Tribal Council, High Level, AB

Simington, J. (2017, May 1-5) Grief Support Certification. White Bear Health, Carlyle, SK

Simington, J. (2017, March 22-28 and April 19-25) Trauma Recovery Certification. North Peace Tribal Council, High Level, AB

Simington, J. (2016, May 25-29). Grief Support Certification. Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services, Montreal, PQ

Simington, J. (2016, March16-20). Trauma Recovery Certification (Modules 2). Health Canada IRS Workers, Star of the North, St. Albert, AB.

Simington, J. (2015, December 8-13). Trauma Recovery Certification (Modules 2). Health Canada IRS Workers, Star of the North, St. Albert, AB.

Simington, J. (2015, November 30-December 8). Trauma Recovery Certification (Modules 1). Health Canada IRS Workers, Star of the North, St. Albert, AB.

Simington, J. (2015, November 17-25). Trauma Recovery Certification (Module 1). Health Canada IRS Workers, Star of the North, St. Albert, AB.

Simington, J. (2015, March 28-31). Grief Support Certification. Health Canada, Edmonton, AB.

Simington, J. (2015, March 16-20). Grief Support Certification. Health Canada, Edmonton, AB.

Simington, J. (2013, Nov 25-29). Grief Support Certification Program. Brighter Futures Ermineskin 1st Nation, Prairie Breeze, Wetaskawin, AB.

Simington, J. (2013, Nov 18-22). Grief Support Certification Program. ANISH Corporation,Winnipeg, MB.

Simington, (2010, May). Grief Support Certification Program..Eagle Healing Lodge, Saddle Lake First Nation, Saddle Lake, AB.

Simington, (2010, March). Grief Support Certification Program..Archdiocese of The Pas Keewatin, The Pas, MB.

Simington, J. (2009). (Dec and March, 2010.) .Trauma Recovery Certification Program. Beauval SK.

Simington, J. (2009, February). Trauma Recovery Certification Program. Haida Gwaii, BC.

Simington, J. (2009, Jan).Grief Support Certification Program. Beauval, SK.

Simington, J. (2008, Fall) Trauma Recovery Certification Program. Saddle Lake, Star of the North, St. Albert, AB.

Simington, J. (2008, March, April, May, Ermineskin Band). Trauma Recovery Certification Program. River Lodge Retreat Centre. Stony Plain, AB

Simington, J. (2007, April). Grief Support Certification Education. Saddle Lake First Nation’s, Eagle Healing Lodge, Saddle Lake, AB.

Simington, J. (2007, January). Grief Support Certification Education. Saddle Lake First Nation’s, Eagle Healing Lodge, Saddle Lake, AB.

Simington, J. (2001). Personal Growth and Development (week-long course program). Nechi Institute for Aboriginal Health Promotion and Research, Edmonton, AB

 

SELECTED TRAINING AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

 

Simington, J. (2016, May 30). Suicide Prevention and Intervention. Montreal, QC.

Simington, J. 2014 (March 21). Transforming After Grief. Reinvestment and Training, Saddle Lake First Nations, Edmonton, AB.

Simington, J. 2013 (July 23,24,25). Healing the Effects of Trauma and Intergenerational Trauma. Police Based Victim Services, High Prairie, AB.

Simington, J.  2013 (July 2,3). Healing From Grief. Saddle Lake First Nations, Tunnel Mountain Resort, Banff, AB.

Simington, J. 2013 (March, 15). The Good We Do: Empowering Self and Others in the Workplace. Social Development, Saddle Lake First Nations, Chateau Louis, Edmonton, AB.

Simington, J. 2013 (March, 12, 13, 14). Behavioral Manifestations in the community of Trauma: A Holistic Approach to Helping and Healing the Effects of Trauma. Daylong presentations to the Elders, Employees and Community at Large . Tsuu T’ina Nation, Calgary, AB.

Simington, J. (2012, September 11). Honoring Your Spirit in the Workplace. KTC Child and Family Services, Loon River, Whitefish Lake, Woodland Cree First Nation Bands, Quaaout Lodge, Chase BC

Simington, J. (2012, June 12 & 13). Management Wellness and Empowerment: Enhancing Spirit at Work.( Level 2). Reinvestment Program. Saddle Lake First Nations. Chateau Louis Conference Centre, Edmonton, AB.

Simington, J. (2011, Nov. 7, 8). Management Initial Grief Responses. Student Counselors, Northern Lakes College, Buffalo Bay Training Centre, Grouard, AB.

Simington, J. ( 2011, Sept. 30). Trauma Effects on School Age Children: How to Help. Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation, Glenevis, AB.

Simington, J. (2011, June 6, 7). Management Wellness and Empowerment: Enhancing Spirit at Work. Reinvestment Program. Saddle Lake First Nations. Chateau Louis Conference Centre, Edmonton, AB.

Simington, J. (2011, March 9- 10). Palliative Care. Brighter Futures. Ermineskin Band. Prairie Breeze Inn, Wetaskiwin, AB.

Simington, J. 2011 (February 28, March 1 and 2). Reclaiming Personal Power: A Healing Journey. Grief Support Training. West Point First Nation, Hay River, NT.

Simington, J. 2011 (February 22-24). Strategies for Supporting During Grief. NADAP Workers. Health Canada, Providence Renewal Centre, Edmonton, AB.

Simington, J. (2011, January). Reclaiming Lost Parts of the Soul/Self.  Saddle Lake First Nations. Star of the North Centre, St. Albert, AB.

Simington, J. (2010, June 1, 2, 3). Reclaiming Lost Parts of the Soul/Self. Resolution Support Worker’s. Greenwood Inn, Anish Corporation, Winnipeg, MN.

Simington, J. (2008, June). Personal Growth Module. Community Addictions Program weeklong training. Nechi Institute for Health Promotion and Research. Saddle Lake First Nations, Saddle Lake, AB.

Simington, J. (2007, May). Personal Growth. Addictions Program weeklong training. (CAT – B. Nechi First Nations Institute for Health Promotion and Research. St. Albert, AB.

Simington, J. (2007, April). Personal Growth. Addictions Program weeklong training. (CAT – A. Nechi First Nations Institute for Health Promotion and Research. St. Albert, AB.

Simington, J. (2007). Journey to Hope and Healing: Beyond Trauma and Abuse (5 days). Haida Gwaii First Nation’s Counselors. North Massett, Haida Gwaii, B.C.

Simington, J. (2006). Addressing Soul Needs During Difficult Life Experiences. First Nations University, Prince Albert, SK.

Simington, J. (2006, April). Personal Growth. Addictions Program weeklong training (CAT-B. Nechi First Nations Institute for Health Promotion and Research. St. Albert, AB.

Simington, J. (2006, April). Personal Growth. Addictions Program weeklong training. (CAT – A. Nechi First Nations Institute for Health Promotion and Research. St. Albert, AB.

Simington, J. (2006, Feb). Beyond Trauma and Abuse weeklong training, Saddle Lake First Nations. Saddle Lake, AB.

Simington, J. (2004). Wholistic Approach to Care. Aboriginal Mental Health Certificate Program, Grant MacEwan College, Millwoods Campus, Edmonton, AB.

2004. Healing Soul Pain Associated With Grief and Trauma. Star of the North Retreat Centre, St. Albert, AB. Hobbema First Nations.

Simington, J.(2004). Healing Power of Color. Honoring Ourselves Professional Days. Beaver Lake First Nations. Beaver Lake, AB.

Simington, J. (2003). Enhancing a Child’s Self Worth Following A Grief Experience. Samson Child Care Samson First Nations Community Conference. Wetaskwin, AB.

Simington, J. (2003). Supporting a Grieving Community. Health Division. Hobbema First Nations, Hobbema, AB.

Simington, J. (2003). Journey to Hope and Healing: Beyond Trauma and Abuse: Counselor Training. NNADAP Treaty 8. Edmonton, AB.

Simington, J. (2003). Journey to Hope and Healing: Beyond Trauma and Abuse: Counselor Training. NNADAP Treaty 6. Edmonton, AB.

Simington, J. (2003). Journey to Hope and Healing: Beyond Trauma and Abuse: Counselor Training Program. Hobbema Health Care. Hobbema First Nations. Edmonton, AB.

Simington, J. (2002). Nurturing Soul in the Work Place. Professional Development Days. Hobbema First Nations, Fantasy Land Hotel, Edmonton, AB.

 

SELECTED HEALING WORKSHOPS (3 TO 5 DAYS)

 

Simington, J. (2012, October 23-26). Healing Sexual Trauma: A Workshop for Women. Saddle Lake Healing and Wellness, Star of the North, St. Albert, AB.

Simington, J. (2012, July 17 – 20). Healing Sexual Trauma. Ermineskine Brighter Futures, Lakeview Haven, Buck Lake, AB.

Simington, J. (2011, November 25, 26, 27).Reclaiming Lost Aspects of the Soul/Self. Aboriginal Foster Care Program, Family and Community Social Services, Boreal Forest Nest, Slave Lake, AB.

Simington, J. (2011, Sept. 27, 28, 29). Reintegrating Parts of the Soul/Self, Management Team, Ermineskin Band. Cabine Soleil, Sherwood Park, AB.

Simington, J. (2011, Sept. 21, 22). Healing Trauma, Brighter Futures, Ermineskin Band. Wayside Inn, Wetaskiwin, AB.

Simington, J. (2011 (July 26 & 28). Reintegrating Parts of the Soul/Self, Brighter Futures, Ermineskin Band. Star of the North. St. Albert, AB.

Simington, J. (2011 (June 22-23). Healing From Trauma. Brighter Futures. Ermineskin Band. Wayside Inn, Wetaskiwin, AB.

Simington, J. (2011 (May 24- 25). Healing From Trauma. Brighter Futures. Ermineskin Band. Wayside Inn, Wetaskiwin, AB.

Simington, J. (2011 (April 27- 28). Healing From Trauma. Brighter Futures. Ermineskin Band. Prairie Breeze Inn, Wetaskiwin, AB.

Simington, J. (2011, Feb. 15, 16, 17). Emotional Healing and Self  Care: Residential School Survivors. Louis Bull First Nations, Wetaskwin, AB.

Simington, J. (2010, June 14). Resolution Support Workers’ Training. Truth and Reconciliation National Event. Fort Gary Hotel, Winnipeg, MB.

Simington, J. (2010, May, 25). Resolution Support Workers’ Training. Truth and Reconciliation National Event, Pilot Project. Norwood Hotel, Winnipeg, MB.

Simington, J. (2010, May 11-13). Resolution Support Workers’ Training. Truth and Reconciliation National Event, Greenwood Inn, Anish Corporation, Winnipeg, MB.

Simington, J. (2010, May 3 day). Healing Traumatic Grief: Effects of Suicide on Teachers. Eagle Healing Lodge, Saddle Lake, AB.

Simington, J. (2010). Preventing Vicarious Trauma: Building Boundaries of Strength. Ermineskin First Nations. Hobbema, AB.

Simington, J. (2009, Oct.27- 29). Journey to Hope and Healing: Beyond Trauma and Abuse. (Three day).Brighter Futures, Ermineskin First Nation’s Band. Star of the North, St. Albert, AB.

Simington, J. (2009, Oct.13-.15).Journey to Hope and Healing: Beyond Trauma and Abuse. (Three day).Brighter Futures, Ermineskin First Nation’s Band. Star of the North, St. Albert, AB.

Simington, J. (2009, Sept. 29- Oct.1). Journey to Hope and Healing: Beyond Trauma and Abuse. (Three day). Brighter Futures, Ermineskin First Nation’s Band. Pigeon Lake Hotel, Pigeon Lake, AB.

Simington, J. (2008, July). Journey to Hope and Healing: Beyond Trauma and Abuse. Brighter Futures, Ermineskin First Nation’s Band. Star of the North, St. Albert, AB.

Simington. J. (2008, July). Journey to Hope and Healing (Three day), City of Grande Prairie, Aboriginal Workplace Initiative, Grande Prairie, AB.

Simington. J. (2008, March). Journey to Spirit. Women’s Wellness Good Fish Lake First Nation’s Community. Continental Inn, Edmonton, AB.

Simington, J. (2007). Working with Trauma: Wholistic Strategies for Helping and Healing. Government of North West Territories, Department of Health and Social Services, Yellowknife, NT.

Simington, J. (2007). Youth and Addictions: Applying WholistIc Methods for Healing.  Government of North West Territories, Department of Health and Social Services, Yellowknife, NT.

Simington. J. (2007, December). Personal Growth and Development (five day). Enoch Band, Lily Lake Retreat Centre Hotel, Bon Accord, AB.

Simington. J. (2007, November). Journey to Hope and Healing (five day). Enoch Band, Lily Lake Retreat Centre Hotel, Bon Accord, AB.

Simington. J. (2007, November). Releasing Ties that Bind (three hour presentation) Edmonton Native Healing Centre, Edmonton AB.

Simington. J. (2007, November, 3 day). Personal Development. Skills Link Program Ermineskin Band, Wetaskwin, AB.

Simington. J. (2007, October). Personal Development. Wellness Program Enoch Band, Mariott Hotel, Enoch, AB.

Simington, J. (2007, June). Journey to Hope and Healing: Beyond Trauma and Abuse. Nechi First Nations Institute for Health Promotion and Research. St. Albert, AB.

Simington, J. (2006, Dec.). Healing Beyond Grief and Trauma Level 2.. Three day women’s group Ermineskin First Nations Band . Star of the North Retreat Centre. St. Albert, AB.

Simington, J. (2006, Dec.). Healing Beyond Grief and Trauma. Level 2. Three day men’s group Ermineskin First Nations Band . Star of the North Retreat Centre. St. Albert, AB.

Simington, J. (2006, Nov.). Healing Beyond Grief and Trauma Level 1.. Three day women’s group Ermineskin First Nations Band . Star of the North Retreat Centre. St. Albert, AB.

Simington, J. (2006, Nov.). Healing Beyond Grief and Trauma. Level 1. Three day men’s group Ermineskin First Nations Band . Star of the North Retreat Centre. St. Albert, AB.

Simington, J. (2006, Nov.). Healing Beyond Grief and Trauma.. Three day Ermineskin First Nations Band . Star of the North Retreat Centre. St. Albert, AB.

Simington, J. (2006, Nov). Healing Beyond Grief and Trauma Level 1.. Paul First Nations Band. River Lodge Retreat Centre. Stony Plain, AB.

Simington, J. (2006, April). Beyond Trauma and Abuse weeklong, Saddle Lake First Nations. Saddle Lake, AB.

Simington, J. (2006, Jan). Beyond Trauma and Abuse weeklong, Tsay Keh Dene First Nations Community, Jasper, AB.

Simington, J. (2006, March). Healing Clergy Abuse (weeklong). Fishing Lake Metis Settlement, Star of the North Retreat Centre, St. Albert, AB.

Simington, J. (2006, March). Beyond Trauma and Abuse weeklong, Saddle Lake First Nations. Saddle Lake, AB.

Simington, J. (2005). Addressing Soul Concerns. Aboriginal Mental Health Certificate Program Grant MacEwan College, Millwoods Campus, Edmonton, AB.

Simington, J. (2005, Nov). Beyond Trauma and Abuse weeklong training, Tsay Keh Dene First Nations Community, Tsay Keh Dene, BC.

Simington, J. (2005, Oct). Beyond Trauma and Abuse weeklong, Tsay Keh Dene First Nations Community, Tsay Keh Dene, BC.

Simington, J. (2005, Sept). Beyond Trauma and Abuse weeklong. Tsay Keh Dene First Nations Community, Tsay Keh Dene, BC

Simington, J (2005, May). Beyond Trauma and Abuse three day. Onion Lake and Fishing Lake First Nations and Metis Settlement, Onion Lake, SK.

Simington, J (2005, April). Beyond Trauma and Abuse. Fishing Lake Metis Settlement, Fishing Lake AB.

Simington, J (2005, March). Journey to Hope and Healing: Beyond Trauma and Abuse weeklong. Saddle Lake First Nations and Nechi Health Promotion and Training Institute, Saddle Lake, AB.

Simington, J (2005). Beyond Trauma and Abuse weeklong. Frog Lake First Nations, Frog Lake AB.

Simington, J  (2005). Journey to Healing: Beyond Residential School Trauma weeklong. Sun Child First Nations, Gold Eye Centre, Nordegg, AB.

Simington, J. (2005). Team Building. Tribal Chiefs Child and Family Services. St. Paul, AB.

Simington, J. (2005). Exploring Dream and Art Messages. Knowing Our Spirits First Nations Conference. Tribal Chiefs Council. Edmonton, AB.

Simington, J. (2004). Exploring Symbols in Our Dream Life. Knowing Our Spirits Conference, Tribal Chief’s Council. Edmonton, AB.

Simington, J (2004). Journey to Healing: Beyond Residential School Trauma. SunChild First Nations, Gold Eye Centre, Nordeg, AB.

Simington, J. (2004). . Journey to Healing: Beyond Trauma. Good Fish First Nations, Good Fish, AB.

Simington, J. (2004). Journey to Hope: Beyond Grief . Hobbema First Nations, Pigeon Lake, AB.

Simington, J. (2004). Journey to Hope and Healing: Beyond Trauma and Abuse. Big Stone Nation, Wabasca, AB.

Simington, J. (2003). Journey to Hope and Healing. Knowing Our Spirits Conference. Tribal Chief’s Council. Edmonton, AB.

Simington, J. (2000, June). Boundaries  and  Self Care.  Women Inmates Retreat. Corrections Canada , Healing Lodge, Maple Creek, SK.

Simington, J. (2000, April). Boundaries and Boundary Issues. Professional Development Retreat. Corrections Canada Healing Lodge, Maple Creek, SK.

Simington, J. (2000. Boundaries and Self Care.  Professional Development Retreat.  Boyle Street School Faculty and Staff. Gold Eye Retreat Centre, Nordegg, AB.

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