A round up of news......
27th March 2017
Gippsland Alcohol and Drug Treatment News
Trauma Informed Practice training - additional session scheduled for Monday 29th May
Central West Gippsland Primary Care Partnership invites you to attend Trauma Informed Practice training on Monday 29th May at LCHS, Moe.
This is an informative 2 hour session covering: Trauma, Complex Trauma, Why be Trauma Informed and Trauma & Neurobiology. Further information is available here.
Gippsland Multicultural Strategic Plan - Service Provider Survey
Latrobe Community Health Service together with their partners Gippsland Ethnic Communities’ Council, Centre for Multicultural Youth and Latrobe City are interested to hear from both Multicultural and mainstream service providers to inform the development of a Gippsland Wide Multicultural Strategic Plan.
They aim to build on the good work that is happening across Gippsland, as well as identifying areas for improvement. For that reason, they would like to hear from you - the service providers - who are in contact with our communities on a daily basis. Click here to complete the survey which will only take 4-5 minutes.
Gippsland specialist alcohol and drug services (AoD) offer a full range of free treatment options including counselling, home based or hospital withdrawal, day rehabilitation, family support, care and recovery, and pharmocotherapy services. Click on the poster to view more information
From February 2017 new federally funded programs commenced across Gippsland for youth and for families and carers of people who are misusing substances.
YSAS will provide alcohol and drug treatment services to young people aged 12 years to 25 years across Latrobe, Baw Baw, South Gippsland East Gippsland and Wellington local government areas. For YSAS youth referrals and client intake call 1800 458 685 Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm.
ACSO will provide brief, early intervention for families and carers of people who are misusing substances with the aims of providing information and guidance, advocacy and referrals via a solutions focused model. The program You’re Not Alone Family, Friends & Carers Substance Abuse Support (YNA) Service is multifaceted, and a region wide support and education service for families and carers of substance users in the Gippsland region.
For client assessment and referral to a specialist alcohol and drug service, including early intervention for families and carers, contact ACSO on 1300 022 760.
From 1 July 2017, the AoD comprehensive assessment function will return to AoD treatment providers. There will be no change to the referral pathway for people seeking AoD treatment.
Aboriginal and youth clients may still be referred directly to the relevant treatment provider.
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