ATDC eNews March 2016
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March 2016



Culturally Responsive Services Training
AOD and Neighbourhood House Workers only

PLEASE NOTE: This is an information session for Tasmanian alcohol and other drug workers and Neighbourhood House workers. Please do not register if you do not fit this criteria as your registration will be cancelled.

Rebecca Lamb and a Bicultural Worker 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 here for Hobart training - 23 March 2016  10 SPACES LEFT!!
Register here for Launceston training - 6 April 2016  13 SPACES LEFT!!

Reminder to REGISTER now for the ATDC 2016 Conference

The ATDC 2016 Conference program is being finalised as you read this. Following keynote presentations, concurrent sessions and workshops will run to provide delegates with sufficient choice to enjoy a full conference program. SNEAK PREVIEW: Exciting sessions include using mobile phone apps to engage young people around and AOD. Stay tuned for more.

A conference dinner will be held which will also be the time to announce the Tasmanian ATOD Awards winners for 2016.

ATDC Bus Tours

The Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drugs Council (ATDC) annual bus tours are now full with people on a wait list. Follow the bus tours next week on Facebook and Twitter with the hashtag #ATDCtour16. 

Please note, any enquiries should be directed to

Regional ATDC Member Meetings (RAMMS)

These meetings are regularly convened across the state to provide the ATDC membership with an opportunity to raise any local issues relating to service delivery or policy matters and to ensure that the strategic direction and planning of the ATDC continues to be informed by your views. RSVP by Wednesday 16 March to Please include location of the meeting you are attending.

Devonport - Monday 21 March,1pm – 3pm 
31 King Street, Devonport
Launceston - Tuesday 22 March 2016
9.30am – 11.30pm
122 Elizabeth Street, Launceston
Hobart - Wednesday 23 March 2015, 1pm – 3pm
The Salvation Army Bridge Centre
63 – 68 Creek Road, New Town

ATDC Submission

The Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drugs Council welcomed the opportunity to respond to the Healthy Tasmania – Five Year Strategic Plan Community Consultation Draft paper. Read the ATDC submission here.

Tasmanian ATOD Awards NOW OPEN!

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

WINNERS receive $500 towards professional development


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Position Vacant

Youth, Family & Community Connections Inc. is a North-West based Not-For-Profit community organisation that facilitates a range of services designed to support and assist youth, families and individuals in need to develop skills and opportunities to enable them to participate within the community.
They are seeking applications from suitably qualified individuals for the position of Health Promotions Team Leader.  This position will be based across Burnie and Devonport, and work across the North-West Coast and West Coast, with the provision of a vehicle. Read more here.

Australian Consortium for Social and Political Research Incorporated

Registrations for their 2016 Winter Program are also now open. They have 19 courses on offer over two weeks at the University of Queensland from June 27 to July 8. Get in fast and register early as popular courses fill fast (maximum 20 people).

Domestic Violence Response Training - DV-alert

DV-alert E-Learning is for health, allied health and community frontline workers in Australia who are not able to attend a two-day face-to-face workshop. One of the priorities of the National Plan to Reduce Violence Against Women and their Children is to ensure that services meet the needs of women and children experiencing violence. DV-alert aims to build the knowledge and capacity of community frontline workers to provide appropriate support to women and children in Australia.  Find out if you are eligible to participate in a course here. Read more here.

Evaluating Suicide Prevention Strategies

An excellent resource Challenges and Recommendations for Evaluating Suicide Prevention Programs presented by the Suicide Prevention Resource Centre. 

Capacity Building and Change Management - A guide for community services

The Victorian Alcohol and Drug Association (VAADA ) has announced the release of ‘Capacity Building and Change Management – A guide for community services’. This latest resource has kept the still relevant and best bits of the old manual, however it has been extensively updated. It is now designed to be used widely across the entire not-for-profit sector, and particularly in agencies delivering primary health and community care services. Read the guide here. For further information contact Jane Moreton at

Ice Training for Frontline Workers

The Ice Training Package is a free resource, developed by NCETA - The National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction, for frontline workers who want to enhance their crystal methamphetamine skills and knowledge. It is relevant to a wide range of sectors, including health and welfare, education, criminal justice, and transport. Read more here.


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Who: Mental Health Carers Tasmania
What: Mental Health First Aid
Where: New Town
When: 1, 8, 15 and 22 March 2016. 6.30pm - 9.30pm
Cost: FREE
Registration: or 03 6228 7448
Contact: or 03 6228 7448


Who: Sane Australia
What: Mental Illness and Bereavement Workshop
Where: Hobart
When: 8 March 2016
Cost: $125 per person inc GST
Registration: Via website
Contact: E: P: 03 9682 5933
Other sessions are available in different states. See website.


Who: Australian Association for Cognitive and Behaviour Therapy
What: CBT for Adjustment to Chronic Illness
Where: Hobart
When: 18 March 2016
Cost: see website
Registration: Via website
Contact: E:
See flyer for more information.


Who: Groupwork Solutions
What: Core Value Therapy
Where: Latrobe, Launceston and Hobart
When: Latrobe 8 March 2016, Launceston 7 June 2016, Hobart 6 September 2016
Cost: Early bird $242 before 7 August 2016. $297 after 7 August 2016.
Registration: Latrobe, Launceston and Hobart
Contact: See website


Who: ATDC 
What: Culturally Responsive Services Training
Where: Hobart and Launceston
When: 23 March (Hobart) and 6 April (Launceston)
Cost: FREE
Registration: Hobart and Launceston
Contact: E:
Please note: This training is for AOD and Neighbourhood House workers only. Do not register if you do not fit into these categories as your registration will be removed.


Who: ATDC 
What: Regional ATDC Member Meetings
Where: Devonport, Launceston and Hobart
When: 21 March (Devonport) 22 March (Launceston) and 23 March (Hobart)
Cost: FREE
Registration: via email to
Contact: E:


Who: TasCOSS
What: Effective Outcomes Reporting RBA 101
Where: Hobart and Launceston
When: Hobart 5 April 2016, Launceston 7 April 2016
Cost: $155 - $195
Registration: Hobart or Launceston
Contact: Beng Poh P: 03 6231 0755, E:


Who: Australian Winter School
What: Piecing the puzzle together: Designing, developing and implementing evidence-based AOD services
Where: Brisbane
When: 13 - 14 April 2016
Cost: See website
Registration: Online
Contact: See flyer


Who: Youth, Family and Community Connections
What: Dr Ruby Payne’s renowned Bridges Out of Poverty Training
Where: Devonport
When: 22 and 29 April 2016
Cost: YFCC has considerably subsidised the cost of this training (Total training cost only is $16,500) and YFCC is able to offer it at $200.50 total, per person for the two days. This includes all materials used in the training, take aways, lunches and morning /afternoon teas on both days. 
Registration: Online
Contact: E: P: 03 6424 7353


Who: Adults surviving child abuse (ASCA)
What: Working therapeutically with people who have complex trauma histories
Where: Hobart
When: 28 - 29 April 2016
Cost: See website
Registration: Online
Contact: See website
There are various other dates and locations available. Read more here.

ATDC Conference  #ATDC2016

Who: ATDC Conference 2016
What: Rethinking Prevention; a broader agenda
Where: Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart, Tasmania
When: 12 - 13 May 2016
Cost: See website
Registration: See website


Who: International Council on Alcohol, Drugs and Traffic Safety Conference
What: 21st International Council on Alcohol, Drugs and Traffic Safety Conference
Where: Gramado, Brazil
When: 16 - 19 October 2016
Cost: See website
Registration: Online
Contact: See website

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Declining trends in the rates of assisted injecting: a prospective cohort study

Read about research published in the Harm Reduction Journal regarding assisted injection rates are declining across Vancouver, Canada.

The Internet and Drug Markets

The last decade has seen the emergence of new internet technologies that have acted as important facilitators of online drug markets. The internet now hosts a range of virtual marketplaces (both on the surface and deep web) for selling and buying illicit substances, as well as representing a new arena for health and law enforcement interventions. This first EMCDDA investigation into the world of online drug markets brings together state-of-the-art input from over 20 experts — from academia, journalism and frontline practice — and contributes to the knowledge base on this part of the supply chain. Read more here.

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Huon Helping Hand Community Grants

Applications are now open for Huon’s Helping Hand Community Grants. If you belong to a community group or organisation  that needs a helping hand,  consider applying for a grant of up to $3000 by no later than 5pm 25 March 2016. Enquiries can be sent to

City of Hobart Community Development Grants Program

The Community Development Grants Program provides financial assistance for eligible community groups and organisations through three funding streams: Community, Creative Hobart and Events. Applications close 21 March 2016. Further enquiries can be emailed to

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