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The Healthy families program provides a range of services to individuals and families who are affected by alcohol and other drug use issues. This twelve week residential program uses a holistic model specifically designed for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The program is based on the philosophy that alcohol and other drug use is better treated by involving the whole family in the program.
The Healthy families program includes educational sessions in the areas of:
Participants undergo a number of short courses, including the Indigenous family violence offender program (IFVOP), the Introduction to the prevention and treatment of substance misuse (IPTSM) and the Certificate I in Work Preparation.
Recreational sessions are also run as part of the Healthy families program; some are run at night and on weekends. These include cultural activities, fishing, sport, cooking, swimming and gardening.
Participants of the program are provided with accommodation at the Dolly Garinyi Hostel. The Dolly Garinyi Hostel houses singles, couples and families in self-contained units with ensuites, private verandas and kitchens. It is in a semi-rural bush setting and includes a recreational area and kids play equipment.
The Healthy families program is closely linked with several other programs run by the Council for Aboriginal Alcohol Program Services Inc, including:
Abstract adapted from Council for Aboriginal Alcohol Program Services Inc
Council for Aboriginal Alcohol Program Services Inc.
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