ATCA recognises that not all innovation comes from research but from the need to tackle a persistent problem, using creativity, imagination and ingenuity.
Conference Themes included:
Treatment practice: Partnerships for new ideas and new initiatives
Cultural partnerships: working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Mãori and Pasifika Peoples
Family and Child Aware Practice: Whilst the AOD sector is well aware of the impact of cooccurring issues on clients – these have traditionally been perceived through interventions focussed on the individual. Presentations will highlight the importance of relationships between client and family members to treatment outcomes, and the health and wellbeing of the family, and particularly children
Continuing care: Re-thinking community partnerships beyond the walls of residential treatment
The Justice System: Working collaboratively with our partners in the justice system, with special focus on Restorative Practices, Drug Court and TCs in Prisons
Stigma and Discrimination: Stigma and discrimination can change the way people think of themselves. Presentations will focus on creative, innovative and successful ways you have worked to address these issues for people in your services – including those with disabilities.