Year: 2014 Source: International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction.(2010).8(2):390-407. doi:10.1007/s11469-009-9265-6 SIEC No: 20140134

The social and emotional utility of constructing and implementing a Òwise practicesÓ healing model based on what are commonly referred to as the Seven Sacred Values, has great potential for addressing violence, mental illness and addictions in Aboriginal communities and can better serve health promotion alongside the western model of Òbest practices.Ó A wise practices model becomes another, deeply humane way, of expressing and operationalizing the traditional knowledge base of Aboriginal Canada and returns a sense of self-efficacy and social strength to Aboriginal communities.