Carol Daws

Professional Qualifications:

Carol has been involved in the non-government Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) sector for the past 30 years, working in a variety of roles in both clinical and management in residential, non-residential and community drug service settings.  She is currently the CEO of Cyrenian House Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Service, a position she has held since 2002.

Carol has been involved with the ATCA for the past 20 years as both a participant in annual conferences and a member of the Board. She has found this experience to be invaluable, particularly in terms of understanding the merits of the Therapeutic Community (TC) model. She currently operates four TCs in the Perth Metropolitan area in Western Australia.  She would strongly recommend any organisation interested in working with the TC model to join ATCA.
Carol brings to her role of board member, a sound understanding of governance issues and the need for effective accountability mechanisms at an individual, organisational and sector level.  She is committed to maintaining the highest possible ethical standards and seeks to act professionally and strategically to support the ethos of the ATCA and the member agencies that it represents.

Carol is a strong advocate of the TC Model and has a sound understanding of its application in residential treatment settings.  She has been involved with ATCA during the development of the TC Standards and Cyrenian House was one of the first agencies to be involved in piloting these standards. Cyrenian House has achieved accreditation under the ATCA TC standards under the group membership category.  She is also a TC Training Course facilitator.