Training: July 20, 2022. The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) presents: “Walking the Four Directions: A Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Curriculum.”
The “Walking the Four Directions” curriculum is a strength-based, trauma-informed approach to teaching youth prosocial and emotional skills. It was developed in community with caregivers and has been implemented in various Native-youth serving settings, including tribal youth and juvenile justice programs. Rooted in the Medicine Wheel teachings of the Anishinaabe, “Walking the Four Directions” takes as its starting point the idea that all the tools for supporting young people are already embedded in traditional tribal child-rearing practices.