The Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Council (SA) inc.

ADAC August Progress Report 2010 - 31 Aug 2010

ADAC August Progress Report 2010
Executive Summary

Highlight for the month of August include the following:

ADAC in line with looking at Consultancies that will bring some money to ADAC were successful in being paid to provide a series of workshops in the community of Aurukun in Cape York. This has also led to were ADAC will be paid money to conduct substance misuse workshops later in the year for all Indigenous substance misuse workers in the Cape region. The Queensland Dept of Families will bring the workers into Cairns and pay all ADAC costs as well as pay us a consultancy fee for the workshops.

ADAC have also been contracted by CulturalPartnersAustralia and the Social Research Centre to help conduct 40 focus groups around tobacco and tobacco TV ads throughout August and September. Workshops will be held in Adelaide, Ceduna, Port Augusta and Port Lincoln. ADAC will be paid to host and conduct these workshops that also have ethical approval through the Aboriginal Health Council Ethics Research Committee.

A major highlight was ADAC along with Sisters Inside Inc co-sponsored a workshop at the 63rd United Nations Department of Public Information Non Government Organisations Annual conference in Melbourne 30th August – 1st September. The workshop was aimed at identifying community driven solutions to alcohol misuse. The workshop was facilitated by the Rev Tim Costello CEO of World Vision and was well attended.

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