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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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4. 3.0 THE STRATEGIC PLAN. 3.1 Rationale. It is relevant at this stage of HALT'S development to review its functions and assess its viability as a recognized agent of beneficial social change in the substance abuse field. 3.2 Purpose. The aim of this strategic plan is to assist the decision makers to resource HALT in its direction of becoming the body which articulates and supports responses from traditional Aboriginal people towards improvement in their own environmental well being; with special emphasis given to the immediate problems, including social stress, associated with substance abuse. 3.3 Plans and Projects of HALT. By invitation: * provide a cocounselling team consisting of Aboriginal and non Aboriginal persons to teach the HALT process at Imanpa, and Mutitjulu; to address the issues alcohol abuse and petrol sniffing in these Centres; * respond to the community identified need at Docker River to develop and support a community project to resolve the high level of petrol sniffing there; * continue support at Yuendumu for: the " failure to thrive project funded by NT Department of Health and Community Services ; the Community Worker involved in prevention of petrol sniffing; and the efforts of the Community to tackle the level of alcohol abuse amongst its members; * final printing, distribution and public relations arrangements for the illustrated book being published in collaboration with Nganampa Health Council to validate the achievements of the Aboriginal Health Education Project which was conducted in the Pitjantjatjara Lands;