Strong Helpers’ Teachings, Third Edition

The Value of Indigenous Knowledges in the Helping Professions

By Cyndy Baskin


The thoroughly updated third edition of Strong Helpers’ Teachings skillfully illustrates the importance of Indigenous knowledges in the human services. Making space for the voices of many Indigenous and non-Indigenous scholars, practitioners, and service users, Cyndy Baskin’s text models possible pathways toward relationship building and allyship.

With practical examples and case studies, Baskin places Indigenous perspectives at the centre of the social work disciplines and covers topics such as spirituality, research, justice, and healing. Robust updates include new chapters on decolonization and reconciliation, as well as expanded content on holistic healing implementation, skill building, land-based practice, and child welfare.

With concise theoretical content, illustrative practical applications, rich pedagogical features, and a focus on centering Indigenous worldviews, knowledge, and helping practices, this text is foundational for educators, practitioners, and students of human services, social work, child and youth care, and more.


  • centres Indigenous knowledge for social work practice
  • supplements practical applications with case studies, encouraging critical reflection and discussion
  • each chapter includes an introduction and conclusion to outline objectives and summarize the chapter’s content


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6.75" x 9.75”

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