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Submission Sessional Committee on the Use and Abuse of Alcohol by the Community 084 HALT Healthy Aboriginal Life Team



Submission Sessional Committee on the Use and Abuse of Alcohol by the Community 084 HALT Healthy Aboriginal Life Team

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




Tabled by Eric Poole


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8. t Wallace Rock Hole . Drying out place * Intjartnama . Traditional treatment and rehabilitation program * Central Australian Aboriginal Alcohol Planning Unit . Co ordinates meetings between stakeholders . Places submissions to funding bodies . Is developing a planning strategy for the Aboriginal community. . Lobbying and Advocacy * HALT . Community development and empowerment . Facilitates Community response for behaviour change . Conducts petrol sniffing program in participating Communities . Facilitates traditional learning processes . Advocacy and Promotion Gaps in Alcohol Related Services. . No prevention programs . No Town Camp health promotion . Inadequate training and education . No support group for non drinkers in rural areas Conclusion. Other agencies are providing: . administrative services; . clinical services to individuals who are drinkers with problems, ex drinkers, non drinking family members ; and . advocacy functions. HALT is the only agency which orients its process to involving the entire Aboriginal Community. Each Educator lives in his own traditional geographical area and is able to assess the immediate needs of a Community at any given time. Other stakeholders are included in HALT programs by networking, to achieve optimum output for available resources; HALT work is advanced by promoting interagency and intesectoral collaboration.

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