M a r y B l a c k has had over 8 years of experience working within social services - from youth care practitioner to social worker, she has taken many courses, certificates and training programs while working her way up the career ladder.
Here is a list of the programming, certificates and courses she carries:
- Becoming Trauma-Informed - KLINIC
- Providing Trauma-Informed care - KLINIC
- Women and Addiction - Addictions Foundation of Manitoba
- Aboriginal People and Addiction - Addictions Foundation of Manitoba
- Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training - Level 1
- Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Training
- Youth Care Practitioner Training - MacDonald Youth Services
- The Effects of Sexual Exploitation on Youth
- Abandonment, Separation and Attachment Disorders
- Proper Documentation (Incident Reports, Medication Charts, etc.)
- Child and Family Services Act - Duties, Responsibilities, Liabilities
- Fentanyl & Opioid Abuse & Safe Naloxone Administration
- The Effects of Trauma on the Child's Developing Brain - Psychology Foundation of Canada
- Non-Violent Crisis Intervention
Witnessing the negative implications of policies/mandates of government-based institutions on Indigenous youth, families, and communities was the fuel that drove Mary to working towards creating lasting and effective change within agencies and communities. Her primary goal was to share the knowledge she has acquired over the years through these institutions while bridging the gap between Indigenous Tradition, parenting, and way-of-life - and helping others to find a balance between both worlds.
Mary ensures all the presentation material takes into consideration the effects of genocide, colonization, forced assimilation and the ongoing racial inequities/systemic racism that Indigenous people face today.