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This section provides recent reference details and - where available - links and abstracts for publications relating to the alcohol and other drug workforce. References include journal articles, reports, theses, and other literature. To access our complete database please use our bibliography. 

2017

Lee KS, Freeburn B, Ella S, Wilson S, Harrison K, McEwan M, Conigrave KM (2017)

Supporting the Aboriginal alcohol and other drug workforce in New South Wales, Australia.

Drug and Alcohol Review; Early View(http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/dar.12465): 1-4

Munro A, Shakeshaft A, Calabria B, Byrne B (2017)

Researcher-community partnerships to reduce Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander drug and alcohol-related harms: lessons learned from multiple NDARC projects.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies

Network of Alcohol and Other Drugs Agencies (NADA) (2017)

Aboriginal inclusion tool: a tool to improve Aboriginal inclusion in AOD services: working document.

Sydney: Network of Alcohol and Other Drugs Agencies (NADA)

This practical tool has been developed to support workers and organisations in the alcohol and other drug (AOD) sector to improve the inclusiveness of service delivery for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. It provides suggestions for improvements to organisational policy and processes.

This resource is a continuous quality improvement (QI) tool. It has been developed to support Network of Alcohol and Other Drugs Agencies (NADA) member organisations to promote ongoing reflection and review, and to monitor their Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander inclusion practices on a regular basis.

The tool has four key areas which focus on:

  • systemic inclusion: how to create or apply change within the organisation to ensure shared responsibility for better outcomes in relation to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • data and service improvement: how to create culturally responsive programs and services through evidence-based decisions
  • employment and economic involvement: how to support participation through employment and procurement
  • communication, engagement and partnerships: how to support partnership and engagement through working with and increasing Aboriginal communities' knowledge of and engagement with services.

These are assessed through measuring a range of service delivery items that attend to respect, relationships, and opportunities in line with Reconciliation Action Plan templates.

The resource was developed by NADA, and has been adapted from the KIAP impact measurement tool with the support of Felicity Ryan from Connecting Culture. A range of stakeholders and member services have also contributed to its review.

Abstract adapted from the Network of Alcohol and Other Drugs Agencies

Roche A, Nicholas R (2017)

Workforce development: an important paradigm shift for the alcohol and other drugs sector.

Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy; Latest articles(http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09687637.2016.1262823):

2016

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander tobacco control audit tools and protocol (2016)

Menzies School of Health Research

This resource package was developed to provide support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary health care organisations and other health services to reduce smoking both within the organisation as well as for the clients served by the organisation.

The resource package contains a number of audit tools and protocols designed to assist a range of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health services to assess their tobacco control policies and programs against best practice, identify priorities for improvement, and monitor progress.

Content covered by the tool resource templates to assess:

  • smoking outcomes of clients
  • smoking cessation support given to clients
  • smoke-free spaces within the organisation
  • social marketing activities engaged in
  • workplace policies on tobacco control.

The tool was developed by the staff of the Tobacco Control Research Program and One21seventy at Menzies School of Health Research.

For the full suite of Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) resources and services, see the links below to the One21Seventy website.

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2015

Ella S, Lee KSK, Childs S, Conigrave KM (2015)

Who are the New South Wales Aboriginal drug and alcohol workforce? A first description.

Drug and Alcohol Review; 34(3): 312–322

Mayers D, Rory A, Frendin J, Buckley L (2015)

What works with an Indigenous workforce: an evaluation of the remote AOD workforce.

Paper presented at the 13th National Rural Health Conference. 24-27 May 2015, Darwin

NADA policy toolkit (2015)

Network of Alcohol & other Drugs Agencies

This toolkit is designed to guide non government alcohol and other drug organisations to develop and review operational policy documents and support their formal quality improvement program.

There are three categories of template policy and supporting documents including:

  • governance and leadership
  • administration and support
  • service delivery.

This resource is not Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander-specific.

Abstract adapted from the Network of Alcohol and other Drugs Agencies (NADA)

Sundbery J (2015)

How do drug service workers in the field of Aboriginal substance misuse describe the experience of being trained as family therapists and using family therapy in their work?.

Doctor of Philosophy thesis, La Trobe University: Melbourne

Thomas DP, Davey ME, Panaretto KS, Hunt JM, Stevens M, van der Sterren AE (2015)

Smoking among a national sample of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health service staff.

Medical Journal of Australia; 202(10 Supplement): S85-S89

2014

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2014)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health organisations: online services report - key results 2012 - 13.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Brett J, Lawrence L, Ivers R, Conigrave K (2014)

Outpatient alcohol withdrawal management for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Australian Family Physician; 43(8): 563-566

Encompass Family and Community (2014)

Learning from each other: working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Young People: youth alcohol and drug practice guide.

Brisbane: Dovetail

This guide aims to support workers and agencies in Queensland working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people who use alcohol and other drugs. It covers essential information for culturally secure practice with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people, their families and their communities, including:

  • understanding history and context
  • working and engaging with young people
  • assessing young peoples needs
  • intervention
  • worker development of cultural understanding
  • organisational cultural security.

The guide encourages reflection and learning, and highlights the need to use opportunities for a positive impact on the lives of young people and their families and to maintain a sense of hope.

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Gray D, Stearne A, Bonson M, Wilkes ET, Butt J, Wilson M (2014)

Review of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander alcohol, tobacco and other drugs treatment service sector: harnessing good intentions.

Perth: National Drug Research Institute

Hoareau J (2014)

Knowledge Centre web resource providing information support to Aboriginal AOD workers and communities.

The Chronicle; 26(3): 32-33

This article outlines how The Australian Indigenous Alcohol and other Drugs Knowledge Centre website brings together information and resources to provide practical support to Aboriginal Alcohol and other Drug Workers and others working to reduce harms from substance use in Aboriginal communities. It describes various new additions to the website including:

  • tips for workers on reducing risk of burnout
  • development of the community portal
  • Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD).

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Mendelsohn C, Gould GS, Oncken C (2014)

Management of smoking in pregnant women.

Australian Family Physician; 43(1): 46-51

Payne JM, Watkins RE, Jones HM, Reibel T, Mutch R, Wilkins A, Whitlock J, Bower C (2014)

Midwives' knowledge, attitudes and practice about alcohol exposure and the risk of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder.

BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth; 14: 377

Retrieved 5 November 2014 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12884-014-0377-z

Third National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Conference (2014)

What works: doing it our way: resolutions from the Third National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Conference.

Canberra: National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Committee

Upton P, Davey R, Evans M, Mikhailovich K, Simpson L, Hacklin D (2014)

Tackling Indigenous Smoking and Healthy Lifestyle Programme review: executive summary.

Canberra: Australian Department of Health

Wheeler A, Crozier M, Robinson G, Pawlow N, Mihala G (2014)

Assessing and responding to hazardous and risky alcohol and other drug use: the practice, knowledge and attitudes of staff working in mental health services.

Drugs: Education, Prevention, and Policy; 21(3): 234-243

2013

Buykx P, Ward B, Chisholm M (2013)

Planning alcohol and other drug services in rural and remote areas: the role of spatial access.

Sydney: Drug Policy Modelling Program, University of New South Wales

Chenhall RD, Senior K (2013)

'The concepts are universal, it is the picture you paint that is different': key issues for Indigenous Australian alcohol and drug residential treatment centres.

Therapeutic Communities; 34(2/3): 83-95

Clifford A, Shakeshaft T, Deans C (2013)

Training and tailored outreach support to improve alcohol screening and brief intervention in Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services.

Drug and Alcohol Review; 32(1): 72–79

Cussen T, Payne J, Marks D (2013)

Policing alcohol and illicit drug use among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in metropolitan environments.

Canberra: National Drug Law Enforcement Research Fund

Dawson AP, Cargo M, Stewart H, Chong A, Daniel M (2013)

Identifying multi-level culturally appropriate smoking cessation strategies for Aboriginal health staff: a concept mapping approach.

Health Education Research; 28(1): 31-45

Ella SJ (2013)

Professional strengths and needs of the New South Wales Aboriginal drug and alcohol workforce.

Master of Philosophy thesis, University of Sydney: Sydney

Jenner L, Lee N (2013)

Screening for substance use and related issues by specialist alcohol, tobacco and other drug treatment and support services in the ACT: discussion paper.

Canberra: Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drug Association ACT

Maksimovic L, Paquet C, Daniel M, Stewart H, Chong A, Lekkas P, Cargo M (2013)

Characterising the smoking status and quit smoking behaviour of Aboriginal health workers in South Australia.

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health; 10(12): 7193-7206

McGuinness K, Leckning B (2013)

Bicultural practice in the Northern Territory children and families sector: practitioners' reflections of working two-ways.

Darwin: Centre for Child Development and Education and Strong Aboriginal Families, Together, Menzies School of Health Research

This publication reports on a qualitative research project which aimed to describe how cultural models of service delivery are understood, and to identify key elements to inform the development of a two-way, bicultural practice framework for the children and families sector in the Northern Territory (NT).

While the research focused on practice in non-government organisations (NGOs) delivering services to children and families at risk of substance misuse, family violence, and mental health issues, the researchers anticipate that the findings in this report could lead to a sharper policy and practice focus on cultural safety in the broader Australian Indigenous context.

The study design included:

  • a selective literature review
  • interviews and focus groups with 74 participants (48% Aboriginal) from nine organisations delivering services in remote, regional and urban settings across both the Top End and Central Australia
  • thematic analysis.

The report presents eight themes derived from the thematic analysis:

  • two-way practice
  • governance
  • operational management
  • recruitment and training
  • cultural safety
  • reflective practice
  • quality assurance
  • adapting systems.

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Feeling deadly, working deadly: Indigenous AOD worker wellbeing resource kit (2013)

National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction

This resource kit aims to reduce stress and burnout, and improve wellbeing among Indigenous alcohol and other drug (AOD) workers. It includes a range of resources to help workers manage the variety of situations and stressors they face. The kit contains:

  • 2 DVDs
    • a DVD containing all the kit's written resources
    • a video resource which takes a humorous look at a day in the life of an Indigenous AOD worker
  • Staying deadly handbook of strategies for preventing stress and burnout
  • 7 Theory into practice (TIP) sheets for managers and supervisors
  • 4 Theory into Practice (TIP) sheets for Indigenous AOD workers
  • 5 case studies - discussion starters on the problems faced by Indigenous AOD workers
  • a talking circle guide - a guide for conducting talking circle discussions
  • a workforce development checklist
  • an online directory of worker resources.

The kit was developed by the National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction (NCETA) and forms part of NCETA's program of work on Indigenous AOD worker wellbeing.

Abstract adapted from National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction (NCETA)

Theory into practice (TIP) sheets for Indigenous AOD workers (2013)

National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction

These TIP sheets have been written specifically for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander alcohol and other drug (AOD) workers to help them enhance their wellbeing and prevent stress and burnout. They can be used either as a package or individually. The workers' TIP sheets include:

  • worker wellbeing: a guide for workers
  • mentoring: a guide for workers
  • clinical supervision: a guide for workers
  • goal setting: a guide for workers.

The TIP sheets are part of the Feeling deadly, working deadly: Indigenous AOD worker wellbeing resource kit suite of resources that have been produced by the National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction (NCETA) at Flinders University to enhance Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander worker wellbeing and reduce work-related stress. The resources were developed following a review of relevant literature; and an extensive consultation process involving public submissions, a national on-line survey, interviews and focus groups.

Abstract adapted from National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction (NCETA)

National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Council (2013)

Funding of alcohol and other drug interventions and services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Canberra: National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Council

National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Council (2013)

NIDAC online consultation: a professional body for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander alcohol and other drug workers.

Canberra: National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Council

National Organisation for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (2013)

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders and training program for placement support workers in Tasmania: a pilot project.

Normanville, SA: National Organisation for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

Nicholas R, Adams V, Roche A, White M, Battams S (2013)

A literature review to support the development of Australia's alcohol and other drug workforce development strategy.

Adelaide: National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction

Nicholas R, Adams V, Roche A, White M, Battams S (2013)

The development of Australia's alcohol and other drug workforce development strategy: a discussion paper.

Adelaide: National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction

Remote AOD Workforce (2013)

Yarning about remote AOD work (dvd).

: Remote AOD Workforce

This video resource provides information on alcohol and other drug (AOD) work in Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Information includes:

  • daily experiences and responsibility of an AOD worker
  • negative impact of AOD use in the community and culture
  • activities offered to avoid AOD use in the community
  • advice for other AOD workers.

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Staying deadly: strategies for preventing stress and burnout among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander alcohol and other drug workers (2013)

Roche A, Nicholas N, Trifonoff A, Steenson T

This booklet aims to reduce stress and burnout among Indigenous alcohol and other drug (AOD) workers. It provides information on:

  • the causes and symptoms of work-related stress
  • individual and organisational strategies to reduce and/or prevent stress and burnout.

The booklet was developed in consultation with Indigenous AOD workers and forms part of the Feeling deadly, working deadly: Indigenous AOD worker wellbeing resource kit.

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Roche AM, Duraisingam V, Trifonoff A, Battams S, Freeman T, Tovell A, Weetra D, Bates N (2013)

Sharing stories: Indigenous alcohol and other drug workers' well-being, stress and burnout.

Drug and Alcohol Review; 32(5): 527-535

Roche AM, Duraisingam V, Trifonoff A, Tovell A (2013)

The health and well-being of Indigenous drug and alcohol workers: results from a national Australian survey.

Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment; 44(1): 17–26

Taylor KP, Bessarab D, Hunter L, Thompson SC (2013)

Aboriginal-mainstream partnerships: exploring the challenges and enhancers of a collaborative service arrangement for Aboriginal clients with substance use issues.

BMC Health Services Research; 13: 12

Retrieved 10 January 2013 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1472-6963-13-12

Thompson M (2013)

The health worker smoking study: Indigenous health workers' personal use of tobacco and its impact on their ability to provide smoking cessation interventions.

Master of Science thesis, James Cook University: Townsville, Qld

Open hearts, open hands: a spiritual journey of change (2013)

Wright M, O'Connell M, Jones T

This handbook was created with the consent of Elders of the Nyoongar community in Perth, Western Australia (WA), and is a working document used primarily by mental health and alcohol and other drug support services in the South-East metropolitan of Perth, WA. Open hearts, open hands: a spiritual journey of change is written in a conversational style as a way to guide readers into an understanding about the complexities and uniqueness of working with Nyoongar people.

Information includes:

  • how to use the handbook
  • foundation practices
  • a spiritual journey of change
  • the Open hearts, open hands journey
  • participatory organisational assessment
  • Looking Forward Project evaluation
  • connecting the dots: translating our story of change for others
  • taking up your spiritual journey.

The authors acknowledge that the Looking Forward Project is located on Wadjuk boodja and would like to pay their respects to Elders past, present and future, and thank them for their wisdom and guidance in their work.

The Minditj Kaart-Moorditj Kaart framework is copyright 2013, all rights reserved. Dealing with any part of this knowledge for any purpose that has not been authorised by the Elders or their representative may breach customary laws and may breach the Copyright Act 1968 (Commonwealth) and amendments. The traditional knowledge/traditional cultural expression rights and the Indigenous communal moral rights over such aspects always remain with the Nyoongar people. Use and reference is allowed for the purposes of research or study provided that full and proper attribution is given to the author, knowledge holder and traditional custodian group. For enquiries about permitted use of this information, please see contact details below.

Abstract adapted from the Telethon Kids Institute

2012

Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Tobacco Control (2012)

Marrining Moorup (Improve Life): Oceania Tobacco Control 2011 Indigenous pre-conference workshop report.

Melbourne: CEITC, The University of Melbourne

Crane PR (2012)

Youth alcohol and drug practice guide 2: legal and ethical dimensions of practice.

Brisbane: Dovetail

This report was developed to provide a good practice guide for workers or services in Queensland engaging with young people affected by alcohol and other drug (AOD) use. The report covers the legal and ethical dimensions of practice in the AOD field, and aims to contribute to the growing knowledge and skill-base on how to most effectively work with young people experiencing problematic AOD use.

This report is one of six good practice guides developed by Dovetail in partnership with the School of Public Health and Social Work at the Queensland University of Technology. The guides are designed for use by practitioners across clinical and community-based contexts.

Abstract adapted from Dovetail

Dawson AP, Cargo M, Stewart H, Chong A, Daniel M (2012)

"I know it's bad for me and yet I do it": exploring the factors that perpetuate smoking in Aboriginal health workers - a qualitative study.

BMC Health Services Research; 12: 102

Retrieved 25 April 2012 from http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6963/12/102/abstract

Demirkol A, Harrison M, Murray O, Wilson S (2012)

Tips for workers.

In: Lee K, Freeburn B, Ella S, Miller W, Perry J, Conigrave K, eds. Handbook for Aboriginal alcohol and drug work. Sydney: University of Sydney: 405-418

This chapter is from the Handbook for Aboriginal alcohol and drug work and provides useful tips for alcohol and other drug (AOD) workers including the benefit of:

  • keeping up your skills through training, university courses and networking
  • supervision and mentoring
  • using research to help you work with your clients
  • looking after yourself.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Hinton R, Nagel T (2012)

Evaluation of a culturally adapted training in Indigenous mental health and wellbeing for the alcohol and other drug workforce.

ISRN Public Health; 2012: 380581

Retrieved 3 January 2012 from http://downloads.isrn.com/journals/ph/2012/380581.pdf

Hoad V, Hayward C (2012)

Student Aboriginal health worker smoking: findings from a training college in Western Australia [letters].

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 36(3): 296-297

Developing an inhalant misuse community strategy: second edition (2012)

MacLean S

This publication aims to assist local communities to address inhalant use. The second edition contains updated advice for use by communities and community workers across Australia. The publication:

  • shows how a community strategy might be developed
  • provides case studies illustrating action taken in five localities in the Northern Territory, Queensland and Western Australia
  • concludes with a list of useful resources and references.

This booklet is designed to support staff and people for whom English is a first language. For Indigenous community members who do not speak English as a first language, the Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Council has produced other resources that may be more useful.

The National Inhalants Information Service website is no longer online, however the resource can still be accessed.

Abstract adapted from National Inhalants Information Service

National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (2012)

NACCHO Talking about the smokes project Dr Mark Wenitong: why your health service should be involved.

: NACCHOTV

Dr Mark Wenitong from the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation (NACCHO) discusses the new project, Talking about the smokes. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health services are encouraged to be involved and contribute to good policy and program development on reducing tobacco use among for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

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Perth Co‐occurring Disorders Capacity Building Project (2012)

Aboriginal cultural security guide for human service organisations - first edition.

Perth: Department of Health and Ageing

This guide has been developed to help Western Australian human service organisations improve their delivery of culturally secure services to Aboriginal people and their communities. The guide provides information on cultural considerations and practical suggestions for achieving strategies in the following areas:

  • organisational and structural/systemic level
  • service delivery and program level
  • human resource management of Aboriginal staff in your organisation
  • practice and responsibilities of individual staff members.

This guide was produced by the Palmerston Association on behalf of the Perth Co‐occurring Disorders Capacity Building Project Consortium.

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Victorian Dual Diagnosis Education and Training Unit (2012)

Our Healing Ways: supervision: a culturally appropriate model for Aboriginal workers.

Fitzroy, Vic: Victorian Dual Diagnosis Education and Training Unit

This report explains a model for providing culturally appropriate supervision to the Aboriginal alcohol and other drug (AOD), and social and emotional wellbeing (SEWB) workforce. The model is based on the needs of these workers who often face difficult situations in the community, such as working with their own family and friends.

The report includes information on:

  • different types of supervision
  • results from consultations with workers
  • the supervision model
  • training options
  • resources and references.

This report is one of three key resources produced as part of Our Healing Ways project. It was developed by the Victorian Dual Diagnosis Initiative (VDDI) Education and Training Unit and funded by the Mental Health, Drugs and Regions Division of the Department of Health Victoria.

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Western Australia Drug and Alcohol Office (2012)

Drug and alcohol office reconciliation action plan 2012.

Perth: Western Australia Drug and Alcohol Office

This report aims to prevent and reduce the impacts of alcohol and other drugs in the Western Australian community. The resource assists in understanding what is already being done in the reconciliation process with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and that reconciliation, is properly understood within the Drugs and Alcohol Office.

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Western Australian Network of Alcohol and other Drug Agencies (2012)

Standard on culturally secure practice (alcohol and other drug sector).

Perth: Western Australian Network of Alcohol and other Drug Agencies

The Standard on culturally secure practice (alcohol and other drug sector) has been developed for alcohol and other drug (AOD) agencies to gain a formal certification of a culturally secure practice.

The Standard contains seven performance expectations and criteria. Agencies are awarded a 'good practice' certification if they meet 80% of the essential criteria for each performance expectation.

The Standard is supported by a separate document, the Interpretive guide to the standard on culturally secure practice. The Interpretive guide helps agencies to achieve certification by providing examples of how to interpret and apply the standards.

The Western Australian Network of Alcohol and other Drug Agencies (WANADA) developed the document in consultation with the WA AOD sector, and with Indigenous AOD services Australia-wide. The Drug and Alcohol Office of WA and the Australian Government's Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health funded its development.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Western Australian Network of Alcohol and Other Drug Agencies (2012)

WANADA annual review 2011/2012.

Perth: Western Australian Network of Alcohol and Other Drug Agencies

2011

Beacroft L, Richards K, Andrevski H, Rosevear L (2011)

Community night patrols in the Northern Territory: toward an improved performance and reporting framework.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology

Butt J, Wilkes ET, Gray D (2011)

The preliminary validity and utility of assessing staff attitudes to working with cannabis related harms in Indigenous primary health care settings.

Drug and Alcohol Review; 30(s1): 16-19

Craze L, Mendoza J (2011)

Building capacity in non-government alcohol and drug services - the Queensland experience: a tough but perfect confluence.

Brisbane: Queensland Network of Alcohol and other Drug Agencies

Hearn S, Nancarrow H, Rose M, Massi L, Wise M, Conigrave K, Barnes I, Bauman A (2011)

Evaluating NSW SmokeCheck: a culturally specific smoking cessation training program for health professionals working in Aboriginal health.

Health Promotion Journal of Australia; 22(3): 189-195

Logan G, Bakos K (2011)

Our Healing Ways successful strategies for working with dual diagnosis issues, Aboriginal way.

Fitzroy, Vic: Victorian Dual Diagnosis Education and Training Unit

National Indigenous Drug & Alcohol Committee (2011)

NIDAC online consultation 1: alcohol: summary of findings.

Canberra: National Indigenous Drug & Alcohol Committee

National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Committee (2011)

NIDAC implementation plan.

Canberra: National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Committee

Network of Alcohol and Drug Agencies (2011)

Governance toolkit: a resource to help improve governance knowledge and practice.

Sydney: Network of Alcohol and Drug Agencies

Nicholas R, Lee N, Roche A (2011)

Pharmaceutical drug misuse in Australia: complex problems, balanced responses.

Adelaide: National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction

Payne J, France K, Henley N, D'Antoine H, Bartu A, O'Leary C, Elliott E, Bower C (2011)

Changes in health professionals' knowledge, attitudes and practice following provision of educational resources about prevention of prenatal alcohol exposure and fetal alcohol spectrum disorder.

Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology; 25(4): 316-327

Robertson J (2011)

Tackling tobacco: a call to arms for remote area nurses.

Contemporary Nurse; 37(1): 49-56

Roche A, White MA (2011)

Alcohol and other drug VET qualifications and training providers database.

Adelaide: National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction

This document presents details of the training providers of alcohol and other drug related vocational education qualifications, as at 30 August 2011. It includes details of the courses offered by publically funded Technical and Further Education Institutes (TAFE) and industry based and private registered training organisations (RTOs).

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Thompson M, Robertson J, Clough A (2011)

A review of the barriers preventing Indigenous Health Workers delivering tobacco interventions to their communities.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 35(1): 47–53

Thompson M (2011)

The best bang for our buck: recommendations for the provision of training for tobacco action workers and Indigenous health workers.

Contemporary Nurse; 37(1): 90-91

Circuit training: a guide for alcohol and other drug agencies and consumers (2011)

Western Australian Network of Alcohol and other Drug Agencies

This guide is designed to assist workforce development and is intended to provide information and examples for working with alcohol and other drug consumers around exercise, health and wellbeing. It provides information including:

  • the benefits of exercise
  • how to design a circuit training routine
  • circuit training guidelines
  • example of circuit training set-up and training session.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Western Australian Network of Alcohol and Other Drug Agencies (2011)

Comorbidity capacity building toolkit.

Perth: Western Australian Network of Alcohol and Other Drug Agencies

This toolkit was produced by the Western Australian Network of Alcohol and other Drug Agencies. The purpose of the toolkit is to provide guidance for other Western Australian alcohol and other drug (AOD) services planning to undertake capacity building initiatives. The toolkit was developed in accordance with knowledge gained throughout the national Improved services initiative (ISI) project. This project aimed to build the capacity of non-government AOD organisations to effectively identify and treat comorbid substance use and mental illness.

Abstract adapted from Western Australian Network of Alcohol and other Drug Agencies

Healthy eating for wellbeing: a nutrition guide for alcohol and other drug agency workers (2011)

Western Australian Network of Alcohol and other Drug Agencies

This guide aims to give alcohol and other drug workers basic information about: the overlap between nutrition and alcohol and other drug use; and rehabilitation, to inform their work with consumers. The booklet provides information on:

  • nutrients affected by alcohol and other drug use
  • side effects of undergoing alcohol and other drug rehabilitation
  • side effects of psychotropic medication
  • tips to assist with side effects
  • healthy weight gain and weight loss
  • guide for serve sizes each day
  • what to look for on labels
  • useful websites.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Western Australian Network of Alcohol and other Drug Agencies (2011)

Review of the impact of the AOD improved services initiative in Western Australia.

Perth: Western Australian Network of Alcohol and Other Drug Agencies

Western Australian Network of Alcohol and Other Drug Agencies (2011)

The culturally secure Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander recruitment and retention guide.

Perth, WA: Western Australian Network of Alcohol and Other Drug Agencies

The Western Australian Network of Alcohol and other Drug Agencies has developed a Culturally secure Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander recruitment and retention guide to support CEOs and senior managers of services in the alcohol and other drugs sector.

The guide is designed to provide CEOs and line managers with a deeper understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workers and their culture. This guide provides useful tips and examples of positive approaches to recruiting and retaining Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workers.

Abstract adapted from the Western Australian Network of Alcohol and other Drug Agencies

Western Australian Network of Alcohol and other Drug Agencies (2011)

Western Australian Network of Alcohol and other Drug Agencies annual review 2010/2011.

Perth, WA: Western Australian Network of Alcohol and other Drug Agencies

 
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