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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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10. * Extend the HALT process at Imanpa. It is a matter of urgency that this Community be supported in its efforts to combat petrol sniffing which has increased again. HALT does not have the resources at this time to support Imanpa adequately. t Support and encourage participation in projects such as CDEP. Define The Role of Educators. * Educators teach, care and control the learning environment in a culturally balanced way; working together with the Community. * Educators support people during their times of "sorry business" and other stress; and in assisting them to gain access to nonAboriginal services such as Legal Aid. * Educators empower Communities to find adaptive traditional methods to respond to problems associated with alcohol abuse and petrol sniffing. * Educators orientate non Aboriginal members of their Communities in traditional Aboriginal life. * Educators act as a cross cultural link in negotiations between Aboriginal and non Aboriginal people. Necessary Changes. t Become incorporated. * Name the Principal Educators: refer Appendix A * Define areas of coverage. The future direction of HALT allows for participation of any traditionally based Community. Some urban groups have also indicated interest in forming links. t. Define consultancy arrangements. Negotiated and agreed to at time of engagement of HALT service. * Consult other stakeholders of plan. Meetings with the Arrernte Council, NT Department of Health and Community Services, DEET, ATSIC, and the Central Australian Aboriginal Alcohol Planning Unit have been conducted.