In many of the discussions held in support of the development of the First Nations Mental Wellness Continuum Framework (the Framework), the four directions provided guidance for exploring the meaning of mental wellness within First Nations communities. Regional discussion sessions, a National Gathering, and a National Validation and Implementation Session were instrumental in grounding the Framework in community ideas and visions that all contributed to its concepts and key themes.
The First Nations Perspective on Wellness aims to visually depict and describe the First Nations Health Authority Vision: Healthy, Self-Determining and Vibrant BC First Nations Children, Families and Communities.
"This chapter explores childhood mental health and well-being using a resilience framework to integrate the interactions of sociocultural protective factors at individual, familial, and community levels." – abstract