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Position Vacant: YFCC North West Tasmania

NW-RADS ATOD Counsellor/Educator Fixed Term Full Time October 2014 – 30th June 2015 Potential for extension – subject to funding Youth, Family & Community Connections Inc. is a North-West based Not-For-Profit Community Organisation that facilitates a range of services designed to support and assist youth, families and individuals to develop knowledge and skills to enable…

Review of the Liquor Licensing Act 1990

The Department of Treasury and Finance is undertaking a review of the Liquor Licensing Act 1990.  This commenced in 2013, with the aim of assessing how well the Act and the associated administrative functions align with the aims of the Tasmanian Alcohol Action Framework and to identify area of change for Government consideration. Submissions have…

Promotion, Prevention and Early Intervention

In March 2013 the State Government released Everybody’s Business: A Strategic Framework for Implementing Promotion, Prevention and Early Intervention (PPEI) Approaches in Averting Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs Use. Following the release of the Strategic Framework the Tasmanian Department of Health and Human Services: convened two workshops of interested ATOD stakeholders to confirm priority areas…

ATDC Workforce Survey 2014: Some Fast Facts about Staff Qualifications

A big thank you to the individuals from ATDC member organisations who competed the ATDC 2014 workforce survey.  We can compare the data from this with previous years and identify discernable trends in some areas. There are some trends to note with the qualifications of staff. Overall, staff in ATDC member organisations are better qualified…

ATOD Research Symposium 2014

The Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs Research Symposium 2014 was held on 2 September 2014 in Hobart and presented the work of 4 emerging researchers. Emma van Dyken presented Monitoring Substance Use in Prisons: Assessing the Potential Value of Wastewater Analysis Liila Hass presented Yoga Therapy: Application in Drug and Alcohol Treatment Anthony Smith presented…

Joined Up Human Services

This DHHS project is being led by Disability, Housing and Community Services, in collaboration with the Department of Premier and Cabinet. It will deliver on Minister Petrusma’s election commitment for a more joined up human services system. We want to hear your views on this project. There is a short survey available here – which…

ATOD Research Symposium 2014: Program Now Available

Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drugs Research Symposium 2014 Program now available: click here Hear from researchers, current students and past graduates about topics related to the Alcohol and other Drugs sector. A great opportunity for frontline workers and policy makers to hear about current Tasmanian research. Suitable for anyone working in the ATOD, health, justice,…

The ATDC 2014 Stakeholder Survey Analysis of Results

The ATDC Stakeholder Survey 2014 Analysis of Results is now available for download. One hundred and forty (140) people responded to the 2014 ATDC Stakeholder Survey, which was sent to all 745 ATDC e-News subscribers. This is an 18.79% response rate, which represents a very slight 1.63% increase in response rate for the 2013 survey.  …

Managing Organisational Change

Organisational Change There is nothing permanent except change.   Heraclitus The speed and magnitude of change seems ever increasing and to remain relevant and viable, organisations need to respond to, embrace and implement appropriate change. The ATOD sector is faced with the necessity to change work practices and procedures based on internal pressures for change, such…

Enhance skills in recognising and responding to complex trauma

This three-part series saw an interdisciplinary panel of leading experts explore, through the discussion of a case study, how they could support people who have, or may be have been exposed to or experienced childhood abuse. Part One: GP presentation: Recognising and Responding to Complex Trauma Part Two: Psychologist presentation: Recognising, Screening and Assessing Complex…