Linda Grieve has worked at SERDC since 1984 as the SERDC National Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program (NNADAP) Advisor. Over the years she has added the responsibility of delivering the Canadian Prenatal Nutrition Program (CPNP) to Little Grand and Pauingassi, and is the clinical supervisor of the Strengthening Through Advocacy and Role Modeling (STAR).
NNADAP: provides support to the SERDC member First Nation NNADAP workers by ensuring on-the-job orientation, advocating for workers to participate in accredited training and on-going professional development, providing information to workers on how to become professionally certified, assisting with meeting community need in addiction spectrum of care by aiding with developing annual workplans, evaluating program delivery, case files audits, assisting with worker annual evaluations, providing direct service delivery to some clients when it is inappropriate to do so by the community worker, pursing best practices in pre and post treatment, accessing resources in prevention, intervention and post treatment, assist with delivering National Addiction Awareness Week activities information workshops to various community target groups (students, youth, women, parents, community as a whole). Participates in regional and national initiatives for the purpose of fulfilling the “Honoring our Strengths” NNADAP Renewal process
CPNP: working with the assigned community resource worker (usually the CHR),
• deliver a monthly “Meal Bag” session to the pre-natals to increase their understanding of pregnancy, nutrition, and the Canada Food Guide and
• to provide them with a nutritious recipe to taste and to take home the ingredients to make for their family,
• individual nutrition assessment,
• the benefits of Breast Feeding,
• the time-line of introducing solid food to baby,
• healthy baby food making,
• the importance of physical activity during pregnancy,
• the importance of a healthy lifestyle that does not include alcohol and other drug use during pregnancy,
• packaged food nutrition label reading, etc.
In between the monthly sessions, food is shipped to the community for the pre-natal women via the CHR’s with the goal of having nutritious food accessible to pregnant women every second week.
STAR Clinical Supervisor: There are five workers and one manager to deliver the STAR service. The objective of the program is to support and advocate for at risk women with the goal of preventing any further alcohol-exposed pregnancies. The Clinical Supervisor:
• Co-facilitates a monthly case review of up to 75 clients that participate in the STAR program from our eight SERDC member First Nations.
• Respond to worker/client crisis as required.
• Provides supervision of the STAR Manager
• Conducts a weekly review of client case notes.
Inter-program: activities include
• Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST),
• Health Fairs – public education on FASD, Commercial use of Tobacco,
• Substance Abuse Subtle Screening Instrument Training (SASSI),
• Smoking Cessation workshop,
• Community Crisis Trauma-Stress Prevention Response,
• Problem Gambling Awareness