Women’s clinical care network

Network update

Most NADA member residential services for women are now undertaking a staggered approach to returning to full client capacity and programming, while nonresidential services are continuing to provide quality care to clients both remotely and in person.

The telehealth model for working with clients has had notable benefits for most Women’s Network services; however, they have raised specific concerns that ongoing lack of funding will not allow them to continue working in this way, despite the potential advantages of the hybrid model. NADA is continuing to advocate to funders in this regard.

The dialectical behavioural therapy skills workshop for network members that was previously planned for the first half of 2020 will now take place before the end of the year with the addition of a second day of training. An appropriately COVID-safe venue will be organised for this event.

Soon on this website: An updated online service profile including all members who work with women.

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.