Women’s AOD services network

Network update

The last quarter has been a busy period for the network, with the hosting of the ‘Working with women, children and families in AOD services’ forum and celebrating International Women’s Day in March 2019. The forum was well attended by representatives from AOD services and cross-sector services, who learned of the innovative work happening within services for women accessing AOD service treatments. Additionally, the network is: y updating the Women’s AOD Services Network profile y working with Associate Professor Carolyn Day on ‘who is coming into treatment’ based on N/MDS and COMS data Staff of network members will be undertaking ‘Dialectical behaviour therapy’ training. The Women’s Network welcomes Olivia Nguy, the new General Manager for Detour House and wishes Christine Duggan, Manager of Guthrie House, the best during her maternity leave.

About the network

The Women’s Network is comprised representatives of non government women specific AOD treatment programs (programs only open to women) in NSW that provide services to substance using women, including those providing services to pregnant women and women with children.

The network works together to improve service delivery, share skills and resources across women’s AOD services in NSW.

For more information about the network, email resli@nada.org.au.

Special projects

Women’s AOD Services Network gender responsive model of care
The network developed a Model of Care to highlight best practice approaches to working with women with AOD use issues.

Women’s AOD Services Network profile
NADA in partnership with the Women’s AOD Services Network developed this resource to promote referral pathways for women accessing AOD treatment.

Working with women engaged in alcohol and other drug treatment 2nd edition
Developed in collaboration with the network, this resource is a practical guide to supporting workers and organisations to provide best practice interventions for women accessing AOD treatment.