INAUGURATION OF A NEW CHILDHOOD-FAMILY SERVICE AT KIUNA

It is with great pleasure that Kiuna College launched Skamon Childhood Services on January 20, 2020.

Established by the First Nations Education Council in 2011, the Kiuna Institution aims to improve educational success and to increase higher educational levels by providing a stimulating learning environment that respects the values and traditions of First Nations.

In keeping with Kiuna’s mission and with the instrumental support of their partners, they have established Skamon Childhood Services. The word Skamon means corn in the Abenaki language. Echoing the traditional use of corn plants by the Abenaki, Skamon Services are intended to be an enabler of growth and resilience for the children as well as the accompanying student-parents.

More specifically, the children of their students will now have access to specialized services such as:

Assessments and support measures for learning disabilities

  • Neuropsychological assessments
  • Affective assessments
  • Multidisciplinary meetings with schools

Psychotherapeutic follow-ups for emotional difficulties

  • Therapy for children
  • Therapy for parents
  • Therapy for parents & children

Follow-ups in psychoeducation and special education

  • Social abilities
  • Psychomotor stimulation
  • Stress management
  • Homework support
  • Language workshops
  • Parental abilities
  • Zootherapy (to come)