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Sun newspapers Tue 28 Aug 2018



Sun newspapers Tue 28 Aug 2018


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Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin Region

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Nationwide News Pty. Limited

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Lifestyle 10 SUN NEWSPAPERS, Tuesday, August 28, 2018 NTNE01Z01DS - V1 THE Council for Aboriginal Alcohol Programs Services, or CAAPS as it is commonly known, has been providing people and their families with support to address substance issues since 1984. Located in a semi bush setting in Berrimah, clients and their families have an opportunity to engage in a number of programs especially designed to address substance use and to build capacity in areas which are useful in community life. As one of the few residentials rehabilitation centres in the Northern Territory which accepts families into their programs, CAAPS offers a holistic service which includes programs for children entering with their families, support for partners or other family members, and youth programs. CAAPS 12 week Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Program has been designed around best practice standards in substance treatment with a focus on capacity building in areas such as parenting, social and emotional wellbeing and life skills such as money management. Families come from all around the Northern Territory to participate in the program and many leave with improved skills that will benefit not only themselves but also their fam ilies but their communities. CAAPS Childrens program is a complementary service that families can access as part of their AOD program by supporting children aged one to four years in building skills that will assist them when they begin school, providing education that increases protective behaviours, and beginning to learn skills around social and emotional wellbeing. The program also supports parents in improving engagement in their childs education. Another important service at CAAPS is the 16 week Volatile Substance Use program, which delivers programs to youth aged 12 to 25 years. Not only do participants receive information and education around substance issues and life skills but they also have access to intensive numeracy and literacy support made possible through CAAPS partnership with sponsors VIVA Energy Australia. This initiative is valuable to young people who are showing significant improvements in numeracy and literacy during and after participation which greatly improves lifelong outcomes. One of CAAPS most recent developments is a pilot pro Substance use and Recovery Special feature CAAPS holistic approach still helping NT families A CAAPS outdoor kitchenYouth participating in CAAPS Volatile Substance Use program Mission Australias Stringybark offers you the environment to thrive and graduate with a sense of achievement, celebrating the realisation of your goals. We have built after care engagement into the program to help you continue to capitalise on your achievements and dreams. We are committed to walking alongside you as you seek new ways of being, new ways of living and new ways of relating. We stand with you as you reach out to your family and community and assist you with reconnecting and engaging with them on your path to recovery. Wanting to break free from addiction? Stringybark is an adult residential alcohol and other drug rehabilitation centre in Berrimah that supports residents to achieve safe and enduring sobriety. Operated by Mission Australia and set among open internal grounds and beautiful gardens, it provides a peaceful and therapeutic setting for you to engage in your recovery. Our caring and qualified support and case management staff provide holistic, client-centred support in a culturally appropriate environment. Within the program we provide opportunities for people to maximise their personal growth and spiritual connection. Clients are given learning spaces for life skills, workforce development and other significant life areas. Contact us today 8995 2620 stringybark@missionaustralia.com.au missionaustralia.com.au

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