ATDC UPDATE March 2016
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March 2016



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Culturally Responsive Services Information Session


WED 6 April 2016
10.30am - 3pm

This information session is for Tasmanian alcohol and other drug workers and Neightbourhood House workers.

Rebecca Lamb and Bicultural Worker Thir Thappa from the Phoenix Centre, will be providing a presentation which aims to improve awareness about culture, refugee and humanitarian migrant experiences prior to arrival in Australia, migration demographics, profile of CALD communities in Tasmania, and the impact of cultural transition and resettlement on individuals and families.

Expect to improve your knowledge on the different types of trauma and its effects on a person, barriers to access and engagement with health services, and understanding of trauma-informed care and promoting recovery.

Participants can also expect to develop skills in accessing culturally appropriate resources for clinical settings, including how to access multilingual translated materials, and assessment guidelines and tools. Learn about culturally effective communication, improve awareness of how to work with interpreters, and how to access information to increase cultural awareness. 

Register online.

ATDC 2016 Conference

Register now to secure your place at the ATDC 2016 Conference. The ATDC 2016 Conference program will be streamed by the key areas of Policy, Practice and Research. Following keynote presentations, concurrent sessions and workshops will run to provide delegates with sufficient choice to enjoy a full conference program.

Tasmanian ATOD Awards NOW OPEN!

Nominations close in one month

Nominations for the Tasmanian ATOD Awards are NOW OPEN. This is your chance to be recognised or nominate a person who is doing fabulous work but who may go unnoticed. Stay tuned on the ATDC social media channels for updates and also on the ATDC website.

Australian Drug Foundation Resources

The Australian Drug Foundation has been funded by NSW Health to conduct community education about crystalline methamphetamines (ice).
Part of their response includes conducting 10 regional forums in NSW in 2016, the production of resources and fact sheets, e-learning modules and also working in parthership with Aborignal Health and Medical Research Council and Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Network to conduct Aboriginal specific educational activities in NSW.  They will also be building the capacity of Community Drug Action Teams (CDATs) to address crystalline methamphetamine use in NSW through forums and activities.
As part of their education package they have also produced a short three minute DVD to address stigma and discrimination which can be found here: Further information about the project and resources can be found here.

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