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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




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9. Transform into a renaissance" organization: . operating on the "rim" not at the centre" and laterally not hierarchically; . generating energy and motivation; . articulating Aboriginal response from traditional people; . facilitating traditional learning processes; . adapting traditional processes to accommodate social change; . developing beneficial mutual learning and working partnerships with non-Aboriginal workers. Legitimize the HALT process and the achievements of Community Workers/Counsellors with support from institutions such as the Centre for Education and Training in the Addictions in South Australia and Batchelor College NT. Become the traditional "Bonding agent" within the "kaleidoscope" of substance abuse agencies and external stakeholders. HALT Strategy. 3.4.3 The Micro Plan. Continue Existing Projects. * Failure to Thrive Project: Yuendumu. . Advise Health and Community Service staff on appropriate social protocol and communication style; . Counsel younger men in traditionally defined parenting roles; . Discuss traditional ways of child rearing with Aboriginal Health Workers as a basis for adapting them to contemporary living conditions. * Self Regulation at Kintore. There is no resident police officer at Kintore, and the Community uses traditional authority to control disruptive social behaviour. HALT Principals contribute to this process by empowering men to continue to discipline alcohol dependent males by impounding vehicles and imposing fines. Support the women of Yuendumu Group against Grog" action. Continue to support the successful efforts of the senior women who are actively preventing grog running into Yuendumu.