Women's AOD Services Network Gender Responsive Model of Care

The Women's AOD Services Network Gender Responsive Model of Care was launched on the 21 November 2016.

The model highlights best practice approaches to working with women with AOD use issues.The model not only informs individual network member models of care, the development of their service specific client journeys and data collection strategies, but that it also provides an overarching picture of best practice in working with women in the AOD sector. It is the hope of the network that all services working with women with AOD use issues adopt this model as standard practice.

 

About the Model of Care

In 2016 the Women's AOD Services Network researched and developed a collective model of care to inform individual network member models of care and to provide a comprehensive description of the nature and approach of the specialist women's AOD services provided in NSW.

The model of care includes:

  • At its core, client centred and gender responsive practice
  • The theoretical framework of trauma informed, family inclusive, strength based and resilience orientated practice that provide the foundations for the range of comprehensive services provided.
  • Comprehensive services which deliver a holistic approach, empowering environments, evidence based treatment practices and a continuum of care.

The model has been developed with funding support from the NSW Ministry of Health.

For a full description of all elements of the model refer to the NADA, 2016, Women's AOD Services Network Gender Responsive Model of Care.