Today’s update on the behavioral health team’s journey is written by Tracy Springer, graduate student at Viterbo University in the Mental Health Counseling program.
Our morning meditation started our day out with reminding our team to work in the spirit of cooperation in using each person’s unique strengths, rather than one of competition in our daily living. A great reminder for our Behavioral Health Team as we again met with the Housing Authority and their supporting staff with the plan of providing our presentation of the Trauma and Resiliency Training. However, what occurred was our team was placed in the position of “student”, whereas, our audience provided instruction as “teacher” of their cultural worldviews and presenting problems. This meeting allowed our team to understand how we may effectively collaborate in our future work together.
Our day ended with a heaviness in our hearts for the tragedy endured by the Lakota people when we visited the Wounded Knee Historical Site, but this mood was temporarily lightened by the beautiful sunset we all experienced in this amazing and sacred land.
by Tracy Springer