ORAPC NNADAP Worker Guidebook 2011

Ontario Region Addictions Partnership Committee (ORAPC) NNADAP Worker Guidebook 2011

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In a gentle way, you can shake the world. Mohandas Gandhi


  • Purpose of Guidebook
  • ORAPC Logo



1.1 NNADAP Mandate

1.2 NNADAP History

1.3 NNAPF Guiding Principles, mandate, vision statement

1.4 ORAPC Mandate, Roles and Responsibilities



2.1 NNADAP on the Job Orientation

2.2 Code of Ethics

2.3 Oath of Service and Confidentiality

2.4 Certification Information:

A. How to apply for Certification

B. Who Provides Certification?

C. How to Apply for Certification?

D. Canadian Addictions Counsellor Certification Board (CACCB)

E. First Nations Wellness Addictions Counsellor Certification Board (FNWACCB)

F. Canadian Council of Professional Certification (CCPC)

2.5 Positive Role Modeling

2.6 Maintaining Personal Wellness

2.7 Self Care

2.8 Job Description

2.9 Workplace Violence Prevention


3. CULTURE (.doc)

3.1 ORAPC Statement

3.2 Traditional Healing

3.3 Community Protocols

3.4 Traditional Practices



4.1 FNIH Reporting Template

4.2 Activity Reporting Template

4.3 First Nation Inuit Health Medical Services Work Plan Template

4.4 NNADAP Work Plan and Reporting



5.1 ORAPC Training

5.2 Planning for Effective Workshops

5.3 Developing Your Interview Skills

5.4 Educational Institutions offering Training in Addictions



6.1 Record keeping Practices

6.2 Individual or Group Case Notes

6.3 Initial Client Contact Form

6.4 Consent to Receive Client Services Form

6.5 Developing a Strength Based Wellness Plan for Clients

6.6 Strength Based Wellness Plan Template

6.7 Counselling Contract

6.8 Consent to Release Information Template



7.1 FNIHB Client Transportation Policy-Treatment

7.2 Special Medical Transportation Prior Approval Process

7.3 Prior Approval – Reimbursement

7.4 What To Do When a Client is Discharged Early from Program

7.5 Compassionate/ Bereavement Travel While in Treatment



8.1 Prevention Services and other Treatment Program Services (chart)



9.1 What happens during a Healing Journey?

9.2 Aggression

9.3 Defusing/Calming Techniques

9.4 Stages of Change

9.5 Healthy Behavioural Changes

9.6 Alternatives to Using

9.7 Problem Solving Past Behaviours (Decision Matrix)


10.  TREATMENT (.doc)

10.1 Detoxification Processes

10.2 Treatment Centre Intake Process

10.3 NNADAP Standardization of Forms

10.4 NNDAP Client Intake Form

10.5 Youth Solvent Abuse Committee (YSAC) Youth Referral Form for Treatment

10.6 Family Healing Program Referral Form

10.7 Client Participation Contract

10.8 Family Participation Contract

10.9 Medical (Adult) Assessment Form

10.10 Child-Youth Medical Assessment Form

10.11 Referral Worker’s Assessment



11.1 Navigating Change Successfully

11.2 Values Clarification- Building Creditability

11.3 What Stage are you at Now?

11.4 Future Life Choices

11.5 Community Welcome Home

11.6 Relapse Prevention

11.7 Coping Tools for Relapse

11.8 Effective Refusal Skills and Signs & Symptoms

11.9 Managing Cravings and Urges

11.10 Relearning Positive Lifestyles

11.11 Facilitate Termination Process


12. RESOURCES (.doc)

12.1 NNADAP Prevention Contacts

12.1a International

12.1b National

12.1c Regional

12.2 Ontario NNADAP Treatment Centres

12.3 National Youth Solvent Abuse Centres in Canada

12.4 Other Youth Treatment Centres

12.5 Healing Lodges – Aboriginal Healing and Wellness Strategy

12.6 Mental Health Centres in Ontario

12.7 Youth Mental Health

12.8 Gambling

12.9 Elders

12.10 Cultural Contacts

12.11 Services for WOMEN

12.12 Services for MEN

12.13 12 Step and Self Help Programs

12.14 Partner Assault Response Program (PAR) (Aboriginal Content)

12.15 Helpful Websites

  1. 1. Addictions Related
  2. 2. Drug Related
  3. 3.  Mental Health Related
  4. 4. Youth & Family Supports
  5. 5. Alcohol
  6. 6. HIV/AIDS

12.16 Shelters

12.17 Aboriginal Health Access Centres

12.18 Other Health Access Centres (Not Funded by AHWS)

12.19 Programming Resources


13. APPENDIX (.doc)


14. ENDNOTES (.doc)

Purpose of Guidebook

This guidebook has been made possible through the collaboration of the Ontario Regional Addictions Partnership Committee (ORAPC), First Nation Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB) and the Chiefs of Ontario.   Funding was received from First Nations and Inuit Health Branch to complete this project.

This guidebook has been designed for use as a resource document to assist NNADAP workers. The content is a series of recommended processes and practices intended to guide the NNADAP worker in their delivery of services, programs and referrals. This document at no time replaces or super cedes any policies, practices or procedures used by any of the First Nations, Treatment Centres, FNIHB or any other agency; but rather to offer assistance to NNADAP workers in future planning and implementation; as well as continuity, as a reference tool.

ORAPC would like to acknowledge the work, sharing, support and commitment of the working committee for this project.  A special thank you to Shirley Mandoshkin, Union of Ontario Indians representative; Patricia Sword, Southern Independent First Nation (SIFN)representative; Valerie D. George, Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians representative; Clovis Meekis, Nishnawbe Aski Nation representative, Yvonne Wright, Host agency representative (SIFN) and Nora Bressette, ORAPC Coordinator for their expertise in completing this project.

Ontario Region Addictions Partnership Committee Logo

The following is an explanation given about the ORAPC Logo by Jessica Henhawk, who designed the logo.

There are 4 people joining hands to create a medicine wheel.  These people represent, a community, a family &  a committee.  They represent the healing, the medicines and the spiritual emotional being.  They form a circle which represents the circle of life and the never ending cycle of recovery.
The map is representing Ontario with the blue stroke representing the waters. A handshake representing a partnership.