The communications team
Includes promotion/education workers and communications correspondents.
Ensure that timely and focused promotion and education activities address the health and social priority issues identified in Kahnawake’s Community Health Plan by:
- Coordinating awareness and education campaigns in collaboration with other KSCS staff. As well, invite staff from our partnering organizations.
- Ensuring activities encompass the entire community and/or identified target groups as necessary
Ensure there is a consistent flow of information going out to the community. To address the health and social priority issues identified in Kahnawake’s Community Health Plan activities include:
- Newspaper advertisements
- Radio announcements/commercials
- Public service announcements
- News releases
- TV shows, infomercials
- Annual reports
Communications correspondents’ assist the promotion/education efforts whenever feasible. This is in addition to communications’ general KSCS public relations responsibilities and human resources support.
Assisted Living Services (ALS) is comprised of the Independent Living Center (ILC) and Family Support and Resources Services (FSRS). The ILC is a residential program for community members living with mental health issues. FSRS includes the Family Support Caseworkers, Young Adults Program, the Teen Social Club, and Lifeskills Support Workers.
The Homecare nurses of KMHC work collaboratively with KSCS's Home and Community Care Services and other professionals to provide health care to individuals who cannot seek medical attention due to diminished mobility, illness or their physical condition.
The program is aimed towards the elderly, chronically ill, disabled, terminally ill, and those convalescing from major hospitalizations necessitating nursing care. Ongoing nursing visits provide support and supervision needed to maintain an independent lifestyle and safely meet the demands of daily living.
Referrals to the Kahnawake homecare team are made by physicians, other agencies, family members, neighbors and patients themselves.
Home care services are provided Monday to Friday 8:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M. and on weekends for scheduled patients.
- On-call services are provided for palliative care patients.
- Evening dressing changes.
- Intravenous therapy
- Psychosocial Support
To screen, assess and make recommendations for referral for individuals, couples and families who are referred to or requesting psychological support
- Psychological Consultation
To provide support and consultation to related services, programs, projects and activities in the area of psychology.
The following is offered only on an “as needed” basis with sufficient amount of people and client preparedness
- Anxiety Support Group
In collaboration with prevention services, to provide group support to clients with anxiety and depression.
- Critical Incident Stress Debriefing
To provide crisis support following a traumatic event to reduce negative psych-social reactions.
- Individual addictions counselling
To screen and assess clients for addictions response services and then to provide direct support to community members and their families with addictions issues using the 12 core functions of addictions services.
- Family Intervention
Upon request from family members, to collaborate with the family to provide an addictions intervention to a client suffering from an addictions issue
- Family counselling
To provide addictions education, support and counselling to families and significant others with loved ones dealing with addictions issues.
- Couples counselling
To provide addictions education, support and counselling to couples dealing with addictions issues
- Addictions Consultation
To provide support and consultation to any related services, programs, organization, projects and activities in the area of addictions
- Clients with a mental health and substance abuse problem
To provide education, support and counselling to clients and families dealing with an addictions issue and a concurrent mental health disorder.The following is offered only on an “as needed” basis with sufficient amount of people and client preparedness
- Adult Children of Alcoholics
To provide addictions support to adult dependents of Alcoholics in an individual or group setting
- Nutrition Recovery Group
To provide nutritional support to alcoholics/addicts in recovery in a group setting.
- Introduction to the 12 Steps
To provide a support group to individuals new to a recovery programs
- Ionkwatakitakhe “Walking a Good Path Together” group
To provide education and support to parents of children with substance use issues.
- Aftercare Group
To provide education, support and relapse prevention to clients recently completing a treatment program.
To respond to community or family crisis as it arises, such as a critical incident stress debriefing, family dynamic issue, social support, etc.
Receives all calls for services, provide immediate support to clients when necessary and to refer clients to appropriate KSCS Prevention and Support resources.
This is a list of topics we are currently prepared to offer as groups on an “as needed” basis” with sufficient amount of people and client preparedness
- Sexual Abuse Survivor
- Critical Incident Stress Debriefing
- Parenting Teens
- How To Talk So Kids Will Listen
- Sensitivity Skills
- Abusive Relationship
- Moon Ceremonies
- Grief Support Group (Death and Loss)
- Divorce and Separation
- Pregnancy Loss Support Grp.
KSCS Prevention based initiative whose primary goals are to provide information and education to individuals and community organizations, by providing trainings and support regarding fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD), healthy sexuality, HIV/AIDS, and suicide awareness.
Elders’ Case Workers provide casework; care planning and service delivery to the elderly population of Kahnawake with social issues.