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AHS Child and Youth Program- Kids Klub

AHS Child & Youth Addiction and Mental Health Services will have its next Kids’ Klub program start date on March 19th, 2019.  The sessions will occur every Tuesday from 3:30 to 5:00 PM for eight consecutive weeks in the fourth floor boardroom at Nordic Court.  The goal of this program is to educate and support children 7 to 12 years of age who are negatively affected by a family member’s alcohol or substance use, gambling and/or mental health problem. 

See attached posters for more information:

Kids’ Klub Brochure Spring2019

Kids Klub Poster 2019FINAL

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NW Peace FASD Network- Request for Proposals 2019

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

The Northwest Peace FASD Board of Directors is requesting detailed and comprehensive applications until 4:30 pm local time Tuesday February 19th, 2019 for the following project:

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FASD SUPPORTS AND SERVICES

Documents and general information are available on the NWPFASD website (see below for the proposal document) or directly from the office of the Northwest Peace FASD Network.

NWFASD Support Contact- kim@nwfasd.ca

 

Mailing:          #204, 9805 97 St, Grande Prairie, AB T8V 8B9

Office:             #204, 9805 97 St, Grande Prairie, AB T8V 8B9

Submissions may be mailed, hand delivered or emailed to kim@nwfasd.ca

INQUIRIES

All questions must be emailed to NW FASD Program Support, kim@nwfasd.ca

ISSUE DATE: January 18th,2019

Deadline: February 19th, 2019 Tuesday at 4:30 p.m.

 

CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO OPEN THE PROPOSAL DOCUMENT: 

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In The News: New detox centre the first of its kind for an Alberta First Nation

Much-needed facility will give users a short-term space for safe withdrawal

The new detox facility and health centre on the Blood Tribe is the First Nation’s latest response to the opioid crisis. (Reid Southwick/CBC)

Health officials are hoping a new detox and treatment facility — the first of its kind for an Alberta First Nation — will help slow the pace of overdose deaths on the Blood Tribe.

A ribbon-cutting for the new 12-bed, 24-hour facility was held Monday.

In the past two weeks, there have been 22 overdoses — one of them fatal — on the First Nation with a population of about 12,000. Last year there were 335 overdoses.

Jacen Abery, head of emergency services, said his staff would normally take overdosing patients to an off-reserve emergency room.

Jacen Abery, head of emergency services, cuts the ribbon to open the new safe withdrawal facility on the…

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NW Peace FASD Network – 2019 RFP

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

The Northwest Peace FASD Board of Directors is requesting detailed and comprehensive applications until 4:30 pm local time Tuesday February 19th, 2019 for the following project:

RFP-01-2019-21

FASD SUPPORTS AND SERVICES

Documents and general information are available on the NWPFASD website (see below for the proposal document) or directly from the office of the Northwest Peace FASD Network.

NWFASD Support Contact- kim@nwfasd.ca

 

Mailing:          #204, 9805 97 St, Grande Prairie, AB T8V 8B9

Office:             #204, 9805 97 St, Grande Prairie, AB T8V 8B9

Submissions may be mailed, hand delivered or emailed to kim@nwfasd.ca

INQUIRIES

All questions must be emailed to NW FASD Program Support, kim@nwfasd.ca

ISSUE DATE: January 18th,2019

Deadline: February 19th, 2019 Tuesday at 4:30 p.m.

 

CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO OPEN THE PROPOSAL DOCUMENT: 

rfp-2019 nwpfasd network

 

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Unintended Pregnancy Options Workbook

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There are many feelings when a woman discovers she is pregnant. There is disbelief and shock as well as often, anger, pride, happiness, depression and anxiety. It can be difficult to think about what to do. It can be hard to know who to talk to about this problem.

In order to make a good decision for yourself you will need reliable information on all your options, some space and time to yourself and a person to talk to when you want to talk during this decision-making process. It is not always easy to make a decision when faced with an unintended pregnancy, but remember that it is YOUR decision and ultimately you need to make it for yourself.

It is hoped that this guide will help you sort out your feelings and make a decision. If you choose to, you can work through it with your partner, parent or…

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CBC: 10 years sober: Cree woman shares impacts of alcohol in viral video

Some of Carol-Ann Tanoush’s earliest memories of growing up in northern Quebec revolve around alcohol.

“[It was] loud music, screaming drunks. Arguing.  And I was feeling scared,” said Tanoush, sharing memories of life as a five- or six-year-old in the small Cree community of Nemaska, about 1,100 kilometres north of Montreal.

On Jan. 7, to mark the 10th anniversary of her own sobriety, the 27-year-old mother of two posted an emotional video to social media.

Click here to view video.

Tanoush shared the impacts of alcohol on her childhood and how she chose a better life for her children — her son Sebastien, six, and daughter Ava, one and a half.

“It left a deep cut in my heart,” Tanoush writes in her video. “I cried a lot when no one was there. [I] felt alone. Always abandoned.”

Chaotic childhood

In an interview, Tanoush describes a chaotic scene growing up where she and her older sister…

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