NADA launches ‘The alcohol and other drugs treatment guidelines for working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’
The ‘Alcohol and Other Drugs Treatment Guidelines for working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People’ resource has been developed to support non-Aboriginal service providers in the AOD sector working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People.
While we know that Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations are essential in the provision of specialist AOD treatment for Aboriginal people, it is important that non-Aboriginal service settings are safe and accessible for Aboriginal people who access these services.
The Guidelines are intended to support services to establish better relationships and linkages with Aboriginal organisations and in Aboriginal communities. The Guidelines also provide practical guides and resources to support workers and organisations to improve their service delivery when working with Aboriginal service users.
‘It’s been a really positive for us, and I think it’s given us a really good framework of where we need to step up and what we can be doing a little bit more … and what things will be looking like for us to move forward to be working in a safe place for our clients.’ Manager of a participating service