AADANT Youth AOD Networking Meeting November 16, Darwin

The Association of Alcohol and Other Drug Agencies NT (AADANT) will be holding Youth AOD networking meetings to promote youth AOD service in the Top End. AADANT will coordinate these meetings to identify, promote, and lobby for youth-specific drug and alcohol services.

Please see information below for the fourth meeting in Darwin, Friday 16th November. Contact Katie (project@aadant.org.au, 0429 009 599) if you would like to attend and be added to the Youth AOD Networking Meeting mailing list.

Youth Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Meeting

Friday 16 November 2018, 2:00-3:00pm

48-50 Smith Street, Darwin Innovation Hub Level 1

          To link in via teleconference:

Phone:  1800 238 182          Access Code:  41737

Community Benefit Fund: Dates in Darwin and Palmerston Confirmed

Licensing NT has been holding information sessions on the Community Benefit Fund Grant Programs across the Northern Territory to explain about the changes and what grants are available.

Information sessions for Darwin and Palmerston are now confirmed. Please see below for the remaining sessions to be held:

Alice Springs:

  • 18 September 2018 – Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Alice Springs – 12pm & 6pm

Tennant Creek:

  • 19 September 2018 – Bluestone Motor Inn – 6pm

Darwin: limited spacing available

  • 24 September 2018 – Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory – 6pm (max 125 people)
  • 27 September 2018 – Jape Village – 1 Top Floor, Building JHV2, Jape Homemaker Village, 356 Bagot Rd, Millner 0810 – 2pm (max 30 people)
  • 2 October 2018 – Licensing NT, NAB House, Level 3, Smith Street – 12pm (max 30 people)

Palmerston:

  • 25 September 2018 – Rydges Palmerston – 6pm (max 250 people)

Although registrations for these sessions is not essential, you can notify your interest attending, or seek further information by contacting the Community Benefit Fund Secretariat on 1300 650 153 or email cbf.ntg@nt.gov.au

The Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre: New Resources Released

Please see information from The Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre on the release of three new online resources:

The Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre have added a suite of online resources which are now available on the website. Based on the Review of harmful alcohol use among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, there are three new resources available:

The animated infographic provides an audio visual snapshot of key information found in the review, in an engaging format, while the eBook is an interactive, online version of the review with additional, enhanced features such as embedded videos and illustrations. The HealthInfoByte is part of a series which promotes HealthInfoNet reviews and provides short, ‘byte’ sized information.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet Director, Professor Neil Drew, says ‘As a user of the HealthInfoNet resource we recognise that you are a very diverse group, and often time poor as you strive to make a positive contribution to the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities. You require high quality information that is timely, accessible and relevant to support your everyday work.  We also know that people have different ways of learning and absorbing important information. That is why we have developed a range of new digital tools to ensure you get the information you need, when you need it in a form you can easily use in your everyday work.  From interactive eBooks, animated infographics, sound bites including Podcasts, short film and more, all delivering crucial information in a memorable and engaging way – there is a range of ways to keep up to date.’

https://aodknowledgecentre.ecu.edu.au/about/news/?id=5925&title=New+knowledge+exchange+products+on+alcohol+now+available

State and Territory AOD Peaks Network National ATOD Research and Evaluation Priorities Survey

State and Territory AOD Peaks Network National ATOD Research and Evaluation Priorities Survey

The Association of Alcohol and other Drug Agencies NT (AADANT) believes that research and evaluation is critical to achieving best outcomes for people impacted by alcohol and other drug use, families and the community.

  • How can we better apply what we know about alcohol and other drug issues?
  • What do we need to learn?

The Peak Bodies of Australia’s alcohol and other drug services have developed a short survey to learn more about your organisations’ research and evaluation activities and what your organisation needs to conduct any future research and evaluation of benefit to alcohol and other drug services, service users, and the community.

Your responses will assist us to inform future research and evaluation directions, to support the translation of research and evaluation into alcohol and other drug work, and to support alcohol and other drug services to conduct valuable research and evaluation.

Research and Evaluation may include:

  • Participation in university studies on a range of alcohol and other drug issues
  • Service evaluations or comparative studies
  • Interrogations of service data to identify changing trends or needs
  • The testing of new or innovative models of care
  • Workforce development evaluations
  • The translation of new research into practice
  • Evaluating the service impact of policy or program decisions
  • Developing or improving data and outcomes frameworks

The Survey is OPEN NOW and we would be grateful for your participation:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GL9RDCX

Please complete the National ATOD Research and Evaluation Priorities Survey by 31 October 2018

For more information, please contact Katie Flynn on 8943 0608 or by email project@aadant.org.au 

About the National ATOD Research and Evaluation Priorities Project

AADANT is working with the State and Territory AOD Peaks Network on an Australia-wide ATOD Research and Evaluation Priorities Project.

The project will:

  • identify and communicate research and evaluation priorities
  • support the engagement of NGO AOD services in research and evaluation
  • build the research and evaluation capacity of the non-government alcohol and other drug sector to apply and inform evidence-based practice
  • respond to opportunities to collaborate across states and territories and with research bodies to add value to nationally relevant research and evaluation
  • Identify and support the development of innovative national research and evaluation activities, and
  • work collaboratively with research bodies to align research and evaluation priorities.

Alcohol and Other Drug Sector Networking Meeting Schedule

Northern Territory Primary Health Network (NT PHN), in collaboration with the Association of Alcohol and other Drug Agencies NT (AADANT), are pleased to invite you to the third round of Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) sector network meetings.  These meetings will be held across the Territory to provide opportunities for peer-to-peer networking, sector information updates and sharing of information between those working in the AOD sector.

The need for increased networking opportunities was a common theme in the Workforce Development consultation and it is hoped that these meetings will provide increased opportunities for communication and collaboration across the various levels and organisations working within the sector.  All staff working within the AOD sector are invited to attend and opportunities for cross-sector engagement are also being explored.

Please see schedule of sector networking meetings in your region below:

September

Town Date Time Location
Darwin Monday, September 10 10am-12pm 48-50 Smith Street, Darwin Innovation Hub Level 1
Katherine Tuesday, September 11 10am-12pm Knotts Crossing Resort
Alice Springs Monday, September 17 10:30am-12:30pm Centre for Remote Health


December

Town Date Time Location
Darwin Tuesday, December 4 10am-12pm 48-50 Smith Street, Darwin Innovation Hub Level 1
Katherine Wednesday, December 5 10am-12pm Knotts Crossing Resort
Alice Springs Friday, December 7 10:30am-12:30pm Centre for Remote Health

Light refreshments will be provided. If you would like to present at any of the sessions above or have any questions regarding the AOD Sector Networking Meetings, contact Katie Flynn, Project Worker project@aadant.org.au or 0429 009 599

Please RSVP to Katie through the contact details above to allow for adequate venue hire and catering.

Feel free to distribute this flyer to your networks (AOD Sector Networking Meeting Schedule Flyer)