The role of the Family Violence and Addictions Prevention Workers is to facilitate, plan and prepare prevention campaigns, programming and training in relation to Family Violence and Addictions Prevention.
The Prevention Worker provides service in collaboration with other Kahnawà:ke Shakotiia’takehnhas Community Services (KSCS) programs and community resources in order to integrate issues and services in relation to Family Violence and Addictions Prevention.
The cycle of addictions and family violence can have a devastating effect on self, family and community. The development of one’s sense of self-esteem, image, value, mental health and behaviours can be affected when exposed to trauma. The impact of trauma and negative behaviours may be lessened with education, awareness, a positive and supportive environment. Education and awareness is an important step in creating change and adopting positive attitudes and behaviours.
Networking and Collaborating with KSCS and other community resources ex Community Prevention Task Force, Onkwata’karitáhtshera s Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Program and KSCS Communications: Promotion and Education team and Kahnawake Survival School/ KSCS Prevention Liaison.