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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 Paper 409


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




Tabled by Eric Poole


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FACT SHEET HALT: A BLUEPRINT FOR ACTION "The HALT process, however, will ideally assist Aboriginal groups to define the problem and formulate appropriate courses of action. HALT should be given the resources to ensure that it can pass on to others the skills necessary for this process."(i2) "Positive interaction between Aboriginal communities and outsiders can be achieved but the exchanges must be on an equal level, with each side's skills and knowledge recognised as being equal to the other's."<x3 > As a process, HALT: * provides an intercultural link between Aboriginal and non Aboriginal cultures; * uses traditional methods of teaching such as painting and storytelling to both the insiders (the Aboriginal group) and outsiders; * through engendering insights associated with where a community is and why it is in relation to past developments it enables people to understand what has happened to their group to allow the dysfunctioning patterns to occur; * provides motivation for behaviour change; and * provides direction where a community can go in a healing way and repair past history.

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