Women’s clinical care network

Network update

As of their last meeting held in August 2019, the Women’s AOD Services Network has decided to undertake a redesign, with the aim of more effectively supporting women’s AOD services throughout NSW. Moving forward, the reformed and renamed Women’s Clinical Care Network will continue to build the skills, knowledge and connectedness of AOD professionals who work with women. NADA will support this, as before, by coordinating biannual training sessions and forums related to women’s AOD service provision. However, networking and communications within the network will be more casual and open, with no further plans for formal meetings.

NADA thanks the members of the former Women’s Network for their dedication and contribution to the AOD sector over the past six years and is excited to support the work of its new iteration—Women’s Clinical Care Network—into the future.

Get involved

All NADA members that provide AOD services to women are welcome to attend the network’s forums and training. Join the mailing list to receive details of upcoming events, announcements and sector information relating to women accessing AOD treatment services. Or for more information about the network, email Resli.

Special projects and resources

The network in its different forms has worked together to improve service delivery, share skills and information since 2013. Resources developed by the network include:

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.

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.