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November 25, 2016


The Women's AOD Services Network was established in 2013. The network is supported by NADA (Network of Alcohol and Drug Agencies), the peak body for non-government alcohol and other drug agencies in New South Wales. The network has just released a "Gender Responsive Model of Care" which describes the key elements of effective service delivery for women. It includes a description of a theoretical framework for practice, which includes four key elements including a client centred, gender responsive approach, trauma informed practice ,family inclusive practice, and a strengths-based, resilience oriented framework. The model goes on to describe essential elements of of these core approaches.

Download "Women's AOD Services Network: Gender Responsive Model of Care" (420KB PDF)

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October 24, 2014


The final report from the 2014 Queensland Alcohol and other Drug (AOD) Convention is now available.  The Convention was held in Brisbane on 23 July 2014 and brought together more than 100 service managers, policy officers and other key stakeholders from government and non-government alcohol and drug services across the state to discuss good practice in service delivery, with the aim of informing the development of a statewide framework for the AOD treatment sector.

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