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Here is a list of readings and resources divided up by lessons.

Overview of the Trans-Theoretical Model of Change

Climbing Mount Recovery

Najavits, Lisa. (2002). Seeking Safety: A Treatment Manual for PTSD and Substance Abuse. Guildford Press: New York.

The Wellness Wheel: a worksheet example

Assessing Your Life Balance ‘A wheel runs most smoothly when well balanced.’ From R. Robertson & G. Microys, Life Balance Assessment and Action Planning Guide, 2001-2 and Lutheran Social Services of Michigan, Your Guide to the Wellness Wheel.) Retrieved from:

Motivational Interviewing Videos:

Introduction to Motivational Interviewing – Bill Matiluch


Dell, Lyons & Cayer, (n.d.) The Role of ‘Kijigabandan’ and ‘Manadjitowin’ in Understanding Harm Reduction Policies and Programs for Aboriginal Peoples1. Native Social Work Journal Vol 7, pp.109-137].

Linklater, R. (2014). Decolonizing trauma work: Indigenous stories and strategies. Halifax and Winnipeg: Fernwood Publishing.

Canadian Centre on Substance Use – The Effects of Cannabis use during Adolescence:

Childhood and Adolescent Pathways to Substance Use Disorders: Library/CCSA-Child-Adolescent-Substance-Use-Disorders-Report-in-Short-2014-en.pdf

Statistics on Student Alcohol and Drug Use: Library/2011_CCSA_Cross-Canada_Report_on_Student_Alcohol_and_Drug_Use_Report_in_Short_en.pdf

Kids Help Phone – resource for youth 20 and under to access phone counselling:

Daniel Siegel – The developmental changes in the teenage brain:

Research Summary – Aboriginal Peoples’ Experiences of Mental Health and Addictions Care:

Cross-cultural Mental Health and Substance Use:

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. Building on Strengths:

Same But Different – Substance Use in Queer and Trans Communities:


Provincial Health Information and Advice phone line: Free health information and advice phone line for all of BC:

The Provincial Health Services Authority oversees provincial programs and delivers highly specialized health care services:

Regional Health Authority Contacts:

First Nations Resources: BC programs funded by NNADAP (National Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program)

Barriers to Health and Social Services for street involved youth in a Canadian setting

High prevalence of exposure to the child welfare system among street involved youth in a Canadian setting: implications for policy and practice

Fentanyl Safety for First Responders. This website was developed to for First Responders in British Columbia and includes safety information about Fentanyl that can be applicable to frontline workers and families who may be in contact with Fentanyl.

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