Government of Western Australia Drug and Alcohol Office

AODtraining@MHC Calendar

Cultural ways of responding to AOD and injecting drug use in Aboriginal communities (ST287)

Wednesday 11 May 2016
9.00 am – 4.30 pm

Presented by Ursula Swan, Strong Spirit Strong Mind Aboriginal Programs Branch, MHC

About this event

A serious harm related to injecting drug use (IDU) is blood-borne viruses. The consequences of blood-borne viruses (BBVs) can have devastating effects for individuals, families and communities. This training will focus on skills to reduce harm from AOD use and reduce the transmission of BBVs. Topics presented will cover culturally secure AOD models, impacts of colonisation and effective cultural communication.

Target audience

Health professionals working with Aboriginal people, families and communities. Aboriginal workers are encouraged to attend.

Registration information

While all events are free, places are limited and registration does not guarantee a place at an event. If you are offered a place, we ask that you make a commitment to attend. If you are unable to attend, please let us know as soon as possible – as we may be able to offer your place to another applicant.

Where it is agency policy, you must have your manager’s approval to attend prior to submitting your application.

All events will be held in Perth and venue details will be provided at confirmation.

                .  Application deadline date: 20 April 2016
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