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Submission Sessional Committee on the Use and Abuse of Alcohol by the Community 055 Darwin City Council



Submission Sessional Committee on the Use and Abuse of Alcohol by the Community 055 Darwin City Council

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Tabled Paper 381


Tabled Papers for 6th Assembly 1990 - 1994; Tabled Papers; ParliamentNT




Tabled by Eric Poole


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One way of achieving this is to provide education programs at all levels of the educational system within a general framework of health & lifestyle. Professional education it training Despite widespread and official recognition that alcohol problems constitute a major Australian health risk, the training of health professionals and allied workers receives low priority. As a consequence, people with alcohol related problems can receive services through a variety of health, education, judicial, and welfare agencies without the relevance of alcohol to their problems being recognised or dealt with competently. N.T. situation Public education The Health Promotion Unit within the Department of Health & Community Services is giving excellent educational services to the general community particularly through "Healthworks" at Casuarina Shopping Square. Most media advertisments regarding alcohol are produced nationally. According to Curriculum Branch, N.T. Education Department, Territory children from Transition to Year 10 have been receiving a Health Education curriculum of approximately 30 - 40 hours per year since 19Q6. Various units are offered; e.g., communication, interpersonal skills, decision making, problem solving, goal setting, self esteem, and factual information regarding alcohol. 41

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