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Providers:

Compass Program

  • Be able to answer the primary care provider’s questions over the phone
  • Provide the primary care provider with information about resources in their local community and system navigation
  • Recommend PIT assessment done through telehealth with the patient, provider and Compass team members
  • Recommend a full direct assessment through telehealth with the patient, provider and Compass team members for evaluation

Contact Information:

 

Compass Toolkit

  • The Compass Toolkits were developed to support care providers providing mental health and substance us care to children and youth. Within each Toolkit are sections on essential knowledge, assessment, and treatment.
  • The Toolkits also contain curated information care providers can share with families.

Contact Information:

  • Website: compassbc.ca/toolkits

 

FNHA Virtual Substance Use and Psychiatry Service

  • The First Nations Virtual Substance Use and Psychiatry Service provides individuals with access to specialists in addictions medicine to psychiatry.
  • This is a referral-based service and is available at no cost to all BC First Nations people and their family members, even if those family members are not Indigenous. Specialists are dedicated to the principles and practices of cultural safety and humility, and to delivering trauma-informed care.

Contact Information:

 

Nisga’a Child and Family Services

  • Nisga’a Child and Family Services has achieved full child protection services for the four communities of Gitlaxt’aamiks, Gitwinksihlkw, Laxgalts’ap and Gingolx. In compliance with CFCSA, and guided by our Ayuuk, four delegated Child Protection workers and one Team Leader ensure that the safety and well-being of children are the utmost priority. NCFS uses a community based approach with a strength based model addressing issues in a manner that is sensitive to the historical impacts on families without minimizing children’s safety. With office located in New Aiyansh (Gitlaxt’aamiks), Terrace and Prince Rupert, NCFS provides both statutory services (an extension of the child welfare law) and non-statutory services (volunteer community services).
  • NCFS offers support services for families, which promote sound parenting practices and respite care. Voluntary care agreements allow parents to place their children in a safe, approved home during medical treatment or training. Special Needs agreements ensure the safe care of children with special needs. NCFS also distributes support payments to families for providing foster care for Nisga’a children in Nisga’a family care homes.
  • Other services include:
    • Family Group Conference Program, which provides a venue for alternative family dispute resolution;
    • Infant Development Program, which benefits children from birth to three years of age by providing support and education for parents;
    • Supported Child Care Development Program, which supports and provides advocacy for children with special needs;
    • Clinical Therapist access for NCFS clients.

Contact Information:

  • Address: 5100 Skateen Ave, PO Box 231, New Aiyansh BC V0J 1A0
  • Phone/Fax: (250) 633-2063/(250) 633-2609
  • Toll Free Number: 1(800) 633-2063

 

Provincial Guidelines for Biopsychosocial Spiritual Withdrawal Management Services

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Clients:

FNHA Virtual Substance Use and Psychiatry Service

  • The First Nations Virtual Substance Use and Psychiatry Service provides individuals with access to specialists in addictions medicine to psychiatry.
  • This is a referral-based service and is available at no cost to all BC First Nations people and their family members, even if those family members are not Indigenous. Specialists are dedicated to the principles and practices of cultural safety and humility, and to delivering trauma-informed care.

Contact Information:

Nisga’a Child and Family Services

  • Nisga’a Child and Family Services has achieved full child protection services for the four communities of Gitlaxt’aamiks, Gitwinksihlkw, Laxgalts’ap and Gingolx. In compliance with CFCSA, and guided by our Ayuuk, four delegated Child Protection workers and one Team Leader ensure that the safety and well-being of children are the utmost priority. NCFS uses a community based approach with a strength based model addressing issues in a manner that is sensitive to the historical impacts on families without minimizing children’s safety. With office located in New Aiyansh (Gitlaxt’aamiks), Terrace and Prince Rupert, NCFS provides both statutory services (an extension of the child welfare law) and non-statutory services (volunteer community services).
  • NCFS offers support services for families, which promote sound parenting practices and respite care. Voluntary care agreements allow parents to place their children in a safe, approved home during medical treatment or training. Special Needs agreements ensure the safe care of children with special needs. NCFS also distributes support payments to families for providing foster care for Nisga’a children in Nisga’a family care homes.
  • Other services include:
    • Family Group Conference Program, which provides a venue for alternative family dispute resolution;
    • Infant Development Program, which benefits children from birth to three years of age by providing support and education for parents;
    • Supported Child Care Development Program, which supports and provides advocacy for children with special needs;
    • Clinical Therapist access for NCFS clients.

Contact Information:

  • Address: 5100 Skateen Ave, PO Box 231, New Aiyansh BC V0J 1A0
  • Phone/Fax: (250) 633-2063/(250) 633-2609
  • Toll Free Number: 1(800) 633-2063

Pocketwell by Wellness Together Canada App

  • This is a free mobile app that connects people to the Wellness Together Canada (WTC) online portal to access free and confidential counselling with social workers, psychologists and other mental health assessment tool and tracker that monitors mood and well-being.

More information:

  • Phone: 1(800) 585-0445
  • Adults: Text WELLNESS to 741 741
  • Youth: Text WELLNESS to 686 868
  • Download the App from the App Store and Google Play

Virtual Mental Health Support During COVID-19

  • Virtual services are available for British Columbians who are experiencing anxiety, depression or other mental health challenges.

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