Supervisor of Family Support Services
Mi'kmaw Family and Children's Services of Nova Scotia
Eskasoni, Nova Scotia
Deborah Boyd is a graduate of the University of New Brunswick with special interest in family and community healing. She has worked with families for over twenty years in many capacities. In her years as a clinical counselor with a child psychiatrist and subsequently in private practice,
Deborah worked with community and agency based organizations providing mental health/educational and support services to families in areas of crisis intervention, parent effectiveness training, anger management, play therapy, behavior modification, social skills training, communication and conflict resolution, addiction and recovery, developmental disorder management and post traumatic stress counseling in the context of family violence, sexual abuse and grief/loss.
Deborah is presently Supervisor of Family Support Services for Mi’kmaw Family and Children’s Services of Nova Scotia. She has enjoyed working with the Agency since 1994 and embraces the holistic model of inherent family strength and cultural identity, which is at the heart of her work. Deborah has been instrumental in developing the Family and Community Healing Program and Men’s Intervention Program with Mi’kmaw Family and Children’s Services of NS and has presented her model of developing a culturally sensitive framework in addressing family issues and supporting at risk families at on provincial and national levels.