Lunch & Learn
Healing the Hurt: Culturally Safe Care for Indigenous Families
Featuring Dr. Amy Wright and Rachel VanEvery
Tuesday, September 13, 2022
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Zoom details will be sent to registrants
Dr. Amy Wright and Rachel VanEvery will discuss the Healing the Hurt Video Campaign, which aims to share the experiences of Indigenous mothers using health care for their infants with the intention of promoting culturally safe care. The project was created at the direction of Indigenous mothers, Indigenous service providers and community members in Hamilton, Ontario, and funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). Dr. Wright and Rachel hope to encourage health providers to provide culturally safe care for Indigenous families with young children. To learn more, visit www.indigenousmomandbaby.org
Dr. Amy Wright
Dr. Amy Wright is an Assistant Professor at the Lawrence Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing at the University of Toronto and a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner at McMaster Children’s hospital. She has worked with the Indigenous community in Hamilton, Ontario, since 2013, assisting Indigenous-led organizations in meeting their research goals as they relate to healthy parenting and early childhood development. Her research has received funding by both the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).
Rachel VanEvery is a PhD candidate in the Department of Health, Aging, and Society at McMaster University. Rachel lives in Six Nations of the Grand River Territory with her husband and three children.