8 record(s) found with the tag "addiction" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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RMHN: Preliminary evaluation of the Emergency Warming Centre for homeless persons with concurrent disorders in Inuvik
Principal Investigator: Young, Michael G
Licenced Year(s): 2014 2012
Summary: The overall aim of this project is to assess the effectiveness of the Emergency Warming Centre (EWC) in terms of improvements in the lives of homeless persons with concurrent disorders. Not only will the EWC provide shelter and food, it will offer onsite counseling and other services related to the improvement in the lives of its clients. Examples include, access to health services, referrals for ...


Repairing the Holes in the Net: Responding to the Mental Health Needs of Northern Homeless Women
Principal Investigator: Poole, Nancy
Licenced Year(s): 2012
Summary: The aim of this research is to involve decision makers in the mental health, housing and social sectors in improving the systemic response to northern women with mental health concerns who have unstable housing/are homeless, informed by research with women and service providers. The objectives are: 1) to gather the perspectives of northern women regarding the trajectory of their unstable housing/h...


Street Outreach Community Consultation
Principal Investigator: Denning, Bryany
Licenced Year(s): 2011
Summary: The objectives of this research project are: - to consult with the target population and appropriate agencies using a variety of means; and - to receive feedback on how best to target this population and incorporate harm reduction into a cost-effective street outreach program. Phase 1 (prior to research phase) goals are to: - Identify stakeholders - Examine best practice models from other j...


Healthy Living in Schools and Substance Abuse among Youth (Part 2)
Principal Investigator: Brunelle, Natacha NB
Licenced Year(s): 2009
Summary: This licence is issued for the scientific research application No.953 The overall objectives of the project are: 1) to study young students’ (11-18 years old) consumption of psychoactive substances in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region; 2) to gather information on contextual elements linked to the phenomenon of psychoactive substance use from the teenagers, parents, elders and leaders perspective...


Negotiating Change: Community-based Mental Health and Addictions Practice in the Northwest Territories
Principal Investigator: Kronstal, Alana
Licenced Year(s): 2008
Summary: The purpose of this research is to document the experiences, perspectives and support needs of community mental health and addiction workers in the NWT. The researcher will gather data through interviews with GNWT mental health and addictions service providers in various communities. Paraprofessionals from all of the regional health authorities will be asked to volunteer to participate in the ...


The Dark Side of Captain Al Cohol: Race and Social Control in the Northwest Territories
Principal Investigator: Thompson, Scott N
Licenced Year(s): 2005
Summary: A thorough critical analysis of a series of comic books and radio plays related to the superhero character, Captain Al Cohol, will form the focus of this archival study. The ways in which race operates in cultural texts about First Nations and alcohol in the North will be investigated through developing an understanding of how the racialized category of “Indian,” became synonymous with “alcoholic...


Evaluation of Treatment for Inuit Substance Abusers
Principal Investigator: Brown, Thomas
Licenced Year(s): 1995 1994
Summary: The researcher will explore how non-medical community based Inuit substance abuse treatment programs in Iqaluit and Kuujjuaq both promote and maintain recovery. The researcher will develop, test the feasibility of and translate an assessment instrument. This study will be the first stage of an ongoing research project. In the second stage of this research project, the researcher proposes to eva...


Development of a Native Cultural Component for the Treatment of Alcohol and Drug Problems in the NWT
Principal Investigator: Martel, Pat
Licenced Year(s): 1992
Summary: The research will be based at Hay River and conducted over a 4-month period in 1992 in order to provide a working draft of the Native cultural component of the Hay River Reserve Treatment Centre for the training of Centre Staff. Seven elders from designated communities in the South Slave region will be employed as the primary resource for development and organization of information with regard to...


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