Addictions and mental health

No place to call home

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Susan G. Cole
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Vol 9, No.2
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1988
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article highlights the struggle to find housing for ex-psychiatric patients. Explores resources available. Identifies cultural stigmas and systemic barriers in place. 

Becoming trauma informed

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English
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Paper
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Nancy Poole, Ed.
Lorraine Greaves, Ed.
Publisher: 
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Publication Date: 
2012
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Describes trauma-informed practice at the individual, organizational and systemic levels. Provides perspectives from various settings and from the diverse groups with which they work, sharing how trauma-informed principles have been integrated into different mental health and addiction treatment and social service environments. Emphasizes how trauma-informed services must take into account an understanding of trauma, and place priority on trauma survivors’ safety, choice and control. 

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978-1-77114-058-4
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$39.95 • 404 pages • paperback

A review of the literature on intergenerational trauma, mental health, violence against women, addictions and homelessness among Aboriginal women of the north

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Analyse documentaire sur les traumatismes intergénérationnels, la santé mentale, la violence contre les femmes, les dépendances et l’itinérance parmi les femmes autochtones du Nord
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Online
Author: 
Ghislaine Goudreau, with support from Joey-Lynn Wabie, Northern Ontario Women’s Services Outreach and Partnership Enhancement project (NOWSOPE) Project Director
Publisher: 
YWCA Sudbury & YWCA Canada
Publication Date: 
2011
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON and Sudbury, ON

An informative review of the current literature conducted for the Aboriginal Women’s Initiative focusing on the history and impact of abuse on Aboriginal women in the Sudbury area and highlighting needs and gaps. Provides background information including the history of Aboriginal women and the impact of colonization, examines the challenges for women who experience violence, mental health, addiction and homelessness, and reviews the literature on prevention of violence against Aboriginal women and shelters and services.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Out of the shadows at last: transforming mental health, mental illness and addiction services in Canada

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English
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De l’ombre à la lumière : la transformation des services concernant la santé mentale, la maladie mentale, et la toxicomanie au Canada
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Paper
Online
Author: 
The Senate of Canada
Publisher: 
Government of Canada
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Niagara Health System

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905-378-4647
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905-323-3800
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155 Ontario St
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St. Catherines
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
L2R 5K3
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