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  1. From Grief to Action’s Coping Kit

    [Workbook]

      PDF | More info sheets When Addiction Hits Home A toolkit by From Grief to Action This toolkit is for parents or caregivers who are dealing with a son or daughter’s substance use. It’s a helpful tool whether you’re concerned about a loved one’s early, e ...

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  2. Hosting a Teen Party

    [Info Sheet]

      PDF | More info sheets Author: Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research   Different families have different attitudes about teens and alcohol. Some parents prefer that their teen never use alcohol, even in adulthood. Other parents allow their child ...

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  3. Visions- Families

    [Visions Article]

    PDF | Vol. 2, No. 3 (2004) This issue looks at the role and experiences of families, particuarly families of young people, as the majority of mental illness first appears either in childhood, adolescence or young adulthood. It is also during these years t ...

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  4. Visions- Treatments for Young People

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    PDF | Vol. 3, No. 1 (2006) This edition of Visions focuses on young people. Articles in this issue looks into the issues faced by young people and what kind of treatments and support available for them. The issue is ranging from eating disorder and schizo ...

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  5. Visions- First Responders for Young People

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    PDF | Vol. 3, No. 2 (2006) The common saying that "it takes a village to raise a child" rings true as this issue looks at first responders. Parents, school counsellor, teacher, police, firemen, friend, coaches and other members of our society mu ...

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  6. So a Youth Enters the Door- Now What?

    [Visions Article]

    Teenaged youth who use drugs are more at risk for unprotected sex, violence between people, injuries, overdose and death. 1 Intervention methods to aid youth in recovering from addiction are thus in demand. ...

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  7. Meth: An innovative addiction prevention project

    [Visions Article]

    Vancouver’s Headlines Theatre is producing an innovative touring production about addiction called Meth. The play will be created at the Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre in November of 2006. It will be performed at the Japanese Hall from November 29 ...

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  8. One Community, Our Future

    [Visions Article]

    In May 2006, the Sto:lo Nation Health Services received a grant through the provincial government Crystal Meth Program. It was proposed that the funding be used to create a youth drop-in centre for aboriginal youth between the ages of 12 and 19 who live o ...

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  9. Editor's Message: First Responders for Young People

    [Visions Article]

    It is a bit hard to get your head around what to call the numerous people that are really the first on the scene when a young person is having a crisis. We settled on ‘first responders’ because nothing else seemed appropriate. ...

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  10. Bridge Over Troubled Waters

    [Visions Article]

    It is not an unfamiliar story: a 16-year-old student who had previously been doing well in school is now struggling. Once friendly and open with her family, she has become withdrawn. She has been staying away from home, preferring to spend time alone or w ...

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