A major revision and improvement underway for our clinical programs
A major component of our Development Plan 2016–2036: Towards a New Isuarsivik Recovery Centre is the revision and the adjustment of our clinical programs and team in order to better suit the needs of our clients from the 14 communities of Nunavik.
Over the past few years, the organization has been through a complete consultation process to meet with partners from health and social service sectors. Since September 2018, Isuarsivik has started an extensive revision of its adult clinical program as well as the development of a family approach that will welcome clients’ partners and children.
To do so, our organization has engaged a strong and skilled team to clearly define both the programs’ objectives based on our clients’ needs while taking in consideration their families and partners’ feedback. The whole revision process relies also on the best practices in terms of Indigenous treatment of addictions and trauma. Indeed, a literature review targeting all recovery centres’ best practices within aboriginal communities is now completed. Several focus groups were organized involving over 40 participants from all over the region. Recently, Isuarsivik’s Board of Directors was able to discuss the results emerging from the revision process and validate the key orientations of each of our two main programs.
The team supervising the revision process and the development of both programs is now drafting the workshop content and material. Many working sessions and consultations are scheduled with the BOD and the clinical staff throughout the spring and summer seasons. A first draft of the completed programs revision shall be presented to the BOD this fall.