The Night Wind Treatment Centres (NWTC) are unique treatment facilities designed to meet the needs of referral agents, youth, their families, and communities. NWTC provides clear, congruent, and in-depth treatment created for youth and their families.
The Centres provide safe and nurturing homelike environments in rural settings. This natural environment promotes health and enhances well-being. The settings also support a health and gentle transition into the program for youth, as well as when they return to their community.
Guiding Principles of NWTC
NWTCs are guided by principles of holistic treatment. The principles respect both cultural and Western practices, integrating the mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of the whole human being. NWTC guiding principles are:
- Emphasize the excellence of Aboriginal beliefs and traditions;
- Recognize Aboriginal healing practices as essential, and give clients the opportunity to be exposed to these methods of treatment;
- Respect the individual healing preferences of all clients;
- Treatment is carried out in consultation with the client’s family, extended family, and the community;
- Focus on acknowledging and changing addiction oriented attitudes and behaviors, with the objective of strengthening the family and community; and
- The client will graduate from treatment possessing new skills and recognizing their resiliency and uniqueness.