Our Children, Our Responsibility (OCOR) is a half-day workshop designed by Nunavummiut for Nunavummiut to open the dialogue around sexual abuse prevention. Filmed testimonials from child sexual abuse survivors, caregivers, law enforcement, and many others provide the core of the workshop, supplemeNted by the workbook. This workshop also provides information and strategies around disclosure and support of children after abuse has been disclosed. We recommend supplementing this training Trauma Informed Practice workshop and/or Inuit Cultural Competency training available through various agencies in Nunavut, including IIKELC.
What is unique about this workshop?
Over the duration of this course, participants will learn what child sexual abuse is and understand the risk factors that might lead to child sexual abuse. Participants will also learn about the impact abuse has on children, strategies to prevent child sexual abuse, as well as how to create a safe environment that centers child protection. Lastly, participants will also learn what resources are available to them, as well as how to respond to a disclosure and personal suspicions.
Who is this workshop geared towards?
This workshop is for all community members!
Training Process and Resources:
This interactive training involves direct instruction combined with small and large group discussion. Participants will receive a workbook to supplement training.
English & Inuktitut
Minimum of 10-20 participants needed
The following are requirements in order to be able to request the training for your community:
- Contacting local RCMP so they’re aware of the training in their community
- Contacting Family Services/Mental Health Outreach Worker; staff must be in the community at least 2 weeks following the training;
- Contacting the schools and their counselors
- 15 people minimum per training, 25 max.
- Organize an activity after the workshop or in the evening with the group that took the training (sharing country food, arts, sewing….)
Training is provided by Isaksimagit Inuusirmi Katujjiqatigiit
Embrace Life Council certified trainers
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