Working with Women Engaged in Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment 2nd
"Improving service provision to women
means acknowledging their unique experiences and perspectives,
enhancing the best practice approaches AOD treatment services
already have in place or adopting philosophical perspectives that
give a greater voice to the needs of women."
This new NADA resource is a practical
guide to supporting workers and organisations to provide best
practice interventions for women accessing AOD treatment. This
includes effective organisational change, becoming a gender
responsive service, supporting family inclusiveness and providing
trauma informed care.
Download a copy of the resource here.
What is in the
The resource provides a range of
information to support you in your work
Women in AOD treatment
Creating an enabling environment for
women in AOD treatment
Improving access and retention for
women from a diverse range of backgrounds
Pregnancy, parenting and
Developing and strengthening
Organisational change and
NADA would like to thank all contributors
to the development of this resource including the 51 women from
Women's specialist services who shared their stories, the Women's
AOD Services Network, the Women's AOD Services Development Expert
Advisory Group, ACON, the Gender Centre and the Drug and Alcohol
Multicultural Education Centre.
The NADA Practice Resource: Working with
Women Engaged in Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment has been
developed as part of the Network of Alcohol and other Drugs
Agencies (NADA) Women's AOD Services Development Program funded by
the Australian Government Department of Health. For more
information on this program click here.
For more information on Working with
inforamtion on working with Women in AOD or to find more resources
that can help you when working with women in AOD settings click here.
informaiton or to order a hard copy resource
Contact Ciara at
NADA on 02 8113 1306