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The Young Nungas yarning together program targeted Aboriginal young people aged between 12 to 18 years, recognising that this time in young people's lives may be one of significant change, and one where they may become exposed to risk taking activities.
The program focused on building the strengths of Aboriginal young people, listening to their voice, and developing links with the community to identify and develop strategies for the prevention and harm minimisation of alcohol and other drug use and cultural identity.
As part of the program, a model was developed with TAFE SA which allowed program participants to receive accreditation in modules of Certificate II/III in Community Services in Alcohol and Other Drugs. As well as this, a number of diversionary, short-term project activities were offered, including self esteem programs, art and craft and team building activities. Several culturally appropriate learning resources were produced as a part of the program.
The program was run by the Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Council South Australia in collaboration with the Parks Community Health Service (CANHS).
Abstract adapted from Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Council South Australia
Parks Community Health Service
Angle Park SA 5010
Ph: (08) 8243 5611
Fax: (08) 8347 4221
Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Council South Australia Inc.
155 Holbrooks Rd
Underdale SA 5032
Ph: (08) 8351 9031
Fax: (08) 8352 4546