Family Support Values
Anishinaabe children, youth, and families are surrounded by layers of support: Family, extended family, community, clan, and Nation.
- Anishinabek culture is the foundation for wellness and supports the healing process of family visits.
- Flexible family visits that occur in the family home and community.
- A strengths-based approach to family visits.
- Understanding of historical trauma.
- Anishinabek staff members.
- Our focus is to remove barriers.
- Children’s Rights Poster
Our Medicine Wheel illustrates Anishinabek beliefs, values, and traditional teachings such as the circle, stages of life, seven grandfather teachings, four colors, four directions, four sacred medicines, and the four concepts of hope, belonging, meaning, and purpose needed to achieve ‘Mino Bimaadiziwin’. Anishinabek cultural beliefs and values are the foundation for wellness and support renewal, healing, and balance.
The Child is in the center of the Medicine Wheel to signify their importance and their Voice. The Child is surrounded by Family and Community reflecting the Anishinabek belief that Family is the foundation of Community. Our traditional teachings see the four directions as sacred because each direction gives us special gifts and teaches that we must always respect the four directions and the gifts they bring.
Family Support Services’ medicine wheel guides the work of our team.