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APPENDIX G

COMMISSIONER'S DIRECTIVE 800 - HEALTH SERVICES

Effective: 2002-05-02
Relevant sections to Strategy



POLICY OBJECTIVE

1. To ensure that inmates have access to essential medical, dental and mental health services in keeping with generally accepted community practices.

d. dental care for acute dental conditions where the inmate is experiencing swelling pain or trauma; preventive treatment (i.e., necessary fillings, extractions, etc.) subject to the motivation displayed by the inmate to take an active part in the process; and removable dental prostheses as recommended by the institutional dentist. All other dental care will be initiated and funded by the inmate.






4. In support of providing essential health services, emphasis will be placed on health promotion/illness prevention.





APPENDIX H



COMMISSIONER'S DIRECTIVE 850 - MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

Effective: 2002-05-02


POLICY OBJECTIVE

1. To ensure appropriate access to professional mental health services. These services contribute to the improvement and maintenance of the inmate's mental health and adjustment to incarceration and assist them in becoming law-abiding citizens.



  1. The Service may obtain appropriate mental health services for offenders in the community where these services are not provided for by the respective provincial health of other jurisdictions (e.g. Health Canada for status Aboriginal offenders).

APPENDIX I




COMMISSIONER'S DIRECTIVE 840 - PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES

Effective: 1994-12-30



POLICY OBJECTIVE




1. To ensure the provision of psychological services to offenders in order to assist them with the resolution of mental health problems and behavioural disorders and to help them learn and adopt socially acceptable behaviour patterns and to prevent or attenuate their relapse following intervention.



25. Newly appointed psychologists, including contract psychologists, shall be provided with orientation training focusing on psychological services within the Correctional Service of Canada as well as ongoing opportunities for continuing education. Prior to the expiration of the probationary period for indeterminate psychologists, the psychologist providing functional supervision shall provide compre­hensive assessment of quality of work to the Deputy Warden or District Director.









APPENDIX J




COMMISSIONER'S DIRECTIVE 702 - ABORIGINAL PROGRAMMING

Effective: 1995-09-06
Relevant sections to Strategy


POLICY OBJECTIVES




1. To ensure that Aboriginal Offenders are provided with an equitable opportunity to practice their culture and traditions without discrimination and with an opportunity to implement traditional Aboriginal healing practices.



d. the problems addressed by the programs have a different basis for Aboriginal inmates than for non-Aboriginal inmates.






APPENDIX K




COMMISSIONER'S DIRECTIVE 843, PREVENTION, MANAGEMENT AND

RESPONSE TO SUICIDE AND SELF-INJURY

Effective: 2002-09-03


POLICY OBJECTIVE

1. To ensure the safety of and intervention for offenders who are suicidal or self-injurious.

5. Suicide attempt: an intentional self-inflicted injury or action that does not result in death although death was intended.



  1. Self-injury: the deliberate harm of one’s body without conscious suicidal intent.


RESPONSE TO SUICIDAL AND SELF-INJURIOUS OFFENDERS

16. Staff shall take the necessary actions to ensure that suicidal and self-injurious offenders are referred on an emergency basis to a psychologist or a health service professional for appropriate intervention.

c. Commissioner's Directive 620 – Reporting and Recording of Security Information.




APPENDIX L



WOMEN’S MENTAL HEALTH CONTINUUM OF CARE



ASSESSMENT SERVICES


NON-MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

AMBULATORY CARE

INTERMEDIATE CARE

INTENSIVE

CARE

COMMUNITY SERVICES














































Intensive Intervention Strategy:

Structured Living Environment






  • Mental Health Interdisciplinary Team

  • Treatment planning

  1. Psychiatric referral

  1. self-help

  2. peer support

  3. referral

  4. other programs e.g. substance abuse, suicide prevention




  • individual counselling

  • crisis resolution

  • therapeutic groups

  • prevention / maintenance

  1. psycho-educational groups

  • symptom stabilization

  • psychosocial rehabilitation

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy

  • skills training

  • therapeutic groups




  • residential treatment beds

  • high degree of support

  • symptom stabilization and treatment

  1. Intensive Healing Program (for those not responsive or manageable in the SLE environments)

  • covers all levels of care programs offered by community agencies

  • Aboriginal Services

  1. bridging

services


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* Additional information may be obtained in the Regional Women's Facilities Operational Plan, 2002.

* Additional information may be obtained in the Regional Women's Facilities Operational Plan, 2002.

1 February, 2002

2 November 2001

3 November, 2001

4 November, 2001

5 Fall, 2001

6 There are two beds available for women offenders with mental health problems at CCC Martineau in Montreal, Quebec.
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