Please note: Due to confidentiality and anonymity reasons Tsow-Tun Le Lum will not post Intake dates and/or Application documents. The intake schedule and application forms are available upon request by referral workers ONLY: either by telephone (250) 390-3123 or by emaling firstname.lastname@example.org
KWUNATSUSTUL (Trauma) "Holding Hands, Standing Together"
Second Stage Recovery Program
Funded by First Nations Health Authority
Kwunatsustul is a Second Stage Recovery program with a focus on trauma. This program is designed to address the multitude of Mental Health and Trauma issues being faced in community.
The program is holistic including traditional and contemporary methodologies: the program addresses emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual health and well-being of First Nations Peoples.
Length of Program: This is a four (4) week residential program
To offer an intensive residential program the following:
- Opportunities and experiences which permit individual and group sessions to facilitate the release of blocked emotions and unresolved trauma.
- Consistent support for the validation of trauma and resolution.
- The ability to identify the relationships between unresolved trauma and defense mechanisms, coping devices, survual techniques, and destructive behavior.
- The provision of impactful approaches and healthy practices for addressing the challenges of life and acquiring spiritual, mental, physical, and emotional health and wellbeing.
Therapeutic sessions include:
- Physical and sexual abuse healing.
- Traditional ceremonies, traditional healers and elders.
- In-house residential Elders (on a weekly basis).
- Welcome Home Ceremony.
- Education/Information sessions.
- Group and Individual therapy, role playing, men�s and women�s groups, psychological counseling, and art therapy.
- Daily journaling, physical and recreational activities, and craft activities.
Admissions and Assessment:
- Each applicant to the program will meet basic criteria for attending, such as a minimum of six months sobriety.
- Must be seeing a counselor/therapist on a regular basis or a minimum of six sessions whom would also provide aftercare once complete the Kwunatsustul program.
Referrals to the program may come from:
Application forms are available upon request by referral workers
Indian Residential School (IRS) Mental Health Support Program, telephone: 1-877-477-0775
- Transportation, Accommodation
- Professional Counseling