Women’s clinical care network

Network update

The Women’s Network celebrated International Women’s Day in March with a successful forum.

The event featured a member workshop led by KT Harvey, who shared her expertise in working with women and children in AOD services and across the health and community sectors. Dr Steven Mayers and his team from Sydney University presented their work on the Open Dialogue approach to mental health care and how this might work within the AOD setting.

The Glen and ONE80TC—both new to working with women—spoke about their exciting new programs. And longstanding providers of women’s AOD
services, Jarrah House, Phoebe House and New Beginnings (WHOS) shared their recent achievements and program developments.

Meredith Turnbull, rounded out the days’ proceedings with her Worker Wellbeing Workshop.

The IWD Forum proved popular and looks set to become a key annual event for NADA and the network.

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. Or for more information about the network, email Resli.

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 2nd 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.