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The Northern Territory news Tue 14 Dec 2010

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Title

The Northern Territory news Tue 14 Dec 2010

Other title

NT news

Collection

The Northern Territory news; NewspaperNT

Date

2010-12-14

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Language

English

Subject

Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin; Australian newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin

Publisher name

Nationwide News Pty. Limited

Place of publication

Darwin

File type

application/pdf

Use

Copyright. Made available by the publisher under licence.

Copyright owner

Nationwide News Pty. Limited

License

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Series/C1968A00063

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/227186

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/676994

Page content

24 NT NEWS SPECIAL FEATURE. Tuesday, December 14, 2010. www.ntnews.com.au P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 1 4 -D E C -2 0 1 0 P A G E : 2 4 C O L O R : C M Y K Members of the Police Junior Rangers enjoy boating in Katherine Binge drink partnership In Alice Springs, NT Police regularly run Cops n Kids basketball sessions for youth in the community The training focuses on grass-roots problem solving aimed at reducing the supply, demand and harmof alcohol Alcohol abuse among young people in the Northern Territory will be targeted through a new early intervention program. The Northern Territory Early Intervention Pilot Program (NTEIPP) is funded under the Commonwealth Governments National Binge Drinking Strategy and aims to reduce underage youth binge drinking. The program is funded until 2012 and involves the introduction of youth outreach workers based in both pilot sites of Alice Springs and Katherine supported by a co-ordinator and a resource development officer in Darwin. NTEIPP co-ordinator Jeanette Callaghan said the key principle of the program is to facilitate partnerships between health and police services to improve referrals for young people at risk from alcohol-related harm. The intent of the program is to provide police with alternatives when dealing with underage drinkers. NTEIPP has consulted broadly with the community and key stakeholders to develop training and resources for police and community partners, she said. The training focuses on grassroots problem-solving aimed at reducing the supply, demand and harm of alcohol. NTEIPP introduces brief intervention and restorative justice frameworks through a three-hour training session that will provide trainees with resources and practical ways of engaging with young people and to help them access health services including the NT Alcohol and Drug Information Service hotline on 1800 131 350. Ms Callaghan said the training would be delivered at least once a month in Katherine, Alice Springs and remote communities and NTEIPP staff would work with the various external and internal partnerships to strengthen relationships with young people. Through these partnerships, NTEIPP staff support regional youth initiatives such as the Katherine Police Junior Rangers and Binjari School Holiday Programs, and in the Centre, the Cops n Kids and Constable Care programs. We also will partner with the Menzies School of Health Research to review activity and outcomes of the program to assess its on-going success, Ms Callaghan said. We will continue to work with NT Police Youth Engagement and Aboriginal Community Police Officers to strengthen relationships with young people. NTEIPP continued to gather information about binge drinking episodes which would assist in delivering relevant and appropriate support to the communities, Ms Callaghan said. Special advertising feature YOUTH SERVICES l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l


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