Sept 2014 Youth CoP

40 Assets:Well researched website based on resiliency studies


ADHD Rating Scale:Online ADHD rating scale created by Don Duncan


Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.):  BC and Yukon Regional website


Association of BC First Nations Addictions Services:is an inter-agency network of residential/outpatient addictions programs operated by First Nations in the province of B.C. Currently, the Association has a membership of 10 programs located both in rural and urban settings


BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services:We provide a diverse range of provincial specialized one-of-a-kind mental health and substance use services; and provincial leadership for system-wide improvements through our work in health promotion & illness prevention, knowledge exchange, research and academic teaching.


BC Residential Services:  D & A Residential Services in BC


BC Outpatient Services:  D & A Outpatient Services in BC


Canadian Centre for Substance Abuse (CCSA):The Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse has a legislated mandate to provide national leadership and evidence-informed analysis and advice to mobilize collaborative efforts to reduce alcohol- and other drug-related harms.


Canadian Harm Reduction NetworkMeeting place for individuals and organizations dedicated to reducing the social, health and economic harms associated with drugs and drug policies.


Canadian Mental Health Association:  A guide to university and college for students with psychiatric disabilities


Catie:Source for HIV and Hepatitis C information


CEIDA:Australian site focusing on D & A including advice for parents


Centre for Addiction and Mental Health:National (Ontario) and resource centre for Addictions and Mental Health issues


Centre for Addictions Research of BC:  A network of individuals and groups dedicated to the study of substance use and addiction in support of community-wide efforts to promote health and reduce harm.




  • “Art of Motivation”– an MI related tool we developed initially for use by youth parole officers and have adapted for school professionals and others working to support young people


  • Alcohol screening tool and related handouts


  • Various info sheets we’ve done for “Here to Help”


  • A safer use related variety of resources:

CDOI Information and measures


Create your own jeopardy game:


Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute Inc (CRTI): Helping communities and organizations with issues of crisis and trauma. Access to resources, workshops and training.


DASH BC:DASH is a non-profit society committed to making a significant contribution toward positively influencing the health and learning capacity of students in BC. Healthy students are better learners


Drug Cocktails:  An interactive site that enables users to enter a prescription drug to find out how substances interact with it.


Drugs and the Brain:


Erowid:“Documenting the relationship between humans and psychoactive substances”


Health Link BC: a resource which provides detailed information about how, and where, to find health services in B.C.


Healthy Minds/Healthy Children:Alberta based sites and resource centre for child and youth Addictions and Mental Health issues.


Healthy Schools BC:Resources for creating a health school environment/classroom



Here to help (BC):CARBC supported information and resource centre for Addictions and Mental Health issues.


Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre:BC based centre (Children’s Hospital) for children, youth and families experiencing mental health concerns.  A growing capacity for professional linkage and addictions issues – services include monthly Pinwheel Mental Health Presentation Education Seriesfor professionals.


  • Pinwheel Educational Series – free, monthly education events


McCreary Centre Society:Conducts research on BC youth populations


Mike and Vicki (E: Nothing’s free): Free resource to start a conversation with young people about a variety of different topics, including substances.


Mindcheck:  Mindcheck offers information for both mental health and substance use as well as online screening for each.


Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS): Website focusing on the use therapeutic use of Hallucinogens


National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA): Site regarding drug abuse and education.


National Institute on Drug Abuse for Teens (NIDA): Site helps educate adolescents ages 11 through 15 (as well as their parents and teachers) on the science behind drug abuse.


Odin Books: Mental Health and Educational Resources:


Options for Sexual Health (Opt):Sexual health services and support


Open Mind BC: resource for physicians, parents, teachers, and youth to learn more about the support services that are available in British Columbia and across Canada.


Psychosis Sucks:promotes early detection, educates about psychosis and provides direction for seeking help




The FORCE Society (presentation series for parents “in the know”):On line BC based support and interactive education and support services for families experiencing youth concurrent disorder concerns.


The Science of Addiction: Genetics and the Brain:


  • Drugs of Abuse – Drugs and their effect on the body (interactive)


  • Meth Mouse – how meth affects dopamine systems (interactive)



Trauma (TIP Guide):Guide for trauma-informed practice


Youth in BC:   Online service for youth, offering online chat support from noon to 1am



Youtube Videos:

Finding Hope – FASD


Brain Development and Addiction – Gabor Mate


Harm Reduction – Gabor Mate


EyeBall Experiment – (Interactive)


Bath Salts Information


Pinky and the Brain – Brainstem


Neurotransmitter Synapse 3D Animation


Addiction and the Brain


MI Introduction and Summary – 15mins


Paul Burke – MI intro


MI Role Plays based on the Stages of Change


Paul Burke – Reflective Listening Skills


Alli and Alli – Motivational Interviewing Readiness Ruler


MI Introduction with William Miller – 2 min


MI Introduction – 17 min


How Not to do MI – 3 min (demonstration)


How to do MI – 3 min (demonstration)