Women’s clinical care network

Network update

The Women’s Clinical Care Network held its first online community of practice for frontline workers on 4 November. This meeting was planned with a deliberate focus on clinical practice, to support the development of skills and professional relationships between NADA’s members services who work with women at the ‘coal face’. The meeting was well received, and attendees provided plenty of feedback to NADA on how best to support and strengthen the Women’s Network over the next 12 months.

The dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT) skills workshop for Women’s Network members that was previously planned for the first half of 2020 finally took place on 9 December with the additional second day of training scheduled for 16 December. The much-anticipated training was held in line with NADA’s COVID-safe policy and procedures. Due to the high demand for places in this workshop, NADA and the Women’s Network is investigating the possibility of repeating DBT training in the future.

Get involved

All NADA members that provide AOD services to women are welcome to attend the network’s forums and training. Join the mailing list to receive details of upcoming events, announcements and sector information relating to women accessing AOD treatment services. For more information or to join the network, please contact Hannah Gillard 8113 1365.

Special projects and resources

The network in its different forms has worked together to improve service delivery, share skills and information since 2013. Resources developed by the network include:

Women’s AOD Services Network gender responsive model of care
The network developed a Model of Care to highlight best practice approaches to working with women with AOD use issues.

Working with women engaged in alcohol and other drug treatment 3rd edition
Developed in collaboration with the network, this resource is a practical guide to supporting workers and organisations to provide best practice interventions for women accessing AOD treatment.

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