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Indigenous AOD Workers' Wellbeing Resources

Strong Spirit Strong Mind Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Framework for Western Australia 2011-2015

Type: Book
Author: West Australian Government, Drug & Alcohol Office
Publisher: West Australian Government
Year: 2011

This Framework was developed to provide guidance to key stakeholders, such as the alcohol and other drug sector and a broad range of government and non-government agencies, towards delivering culturally secure programs and supporting Aboriginal ways of working in order to strengthen their efforts to manage and reduce alcohol and other drug related harm in Aboriginal communities.

Strong Spirit Strong Mind underpins the Drug and Alcohol Interagency Strategic Framework for Western
Australia 2011-2015 and its supporting documents.

Strong Spirit Strong Mind’s key actions support the Interagency Strategic Framework’s key strategic areas of:

  • Focusing on prevention
  • Intervening before problems become entrenched
  • Effective law enforcement approaches
  • Effective treatment and support services
  • Strategic coordination and capacity building.

The implementation of Strong Spirit Strong Mind encourages a holistic approach across government and community organisations to make sure that Aboriginal alcohol and other drug policies, programs and service responses are culturally secure and make the best use of available resources and partnerships.

Description adapted from Strong Spirit Strong Mind.

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