NCETA is participating in a project to identify ways to enhance VET alcohol and other drug (AOD) training provided by registered training organisations with a specific focus on improving the cannabis content covered in VET courses.
Keith Humphreys, Professor of Psychiatry at Stanford University and former senior policy adviser to the White House will address the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre’s (NDARC) Annual Symposium, Critical Issues and NewDirections, on 8 September 2014.
Alcohol and other drug misuse and family and domestic violence problems are of major concern to individuals, health and welfare agencies and police. The two issues commonly co-occur. Evidence is emerging indicating that both issues need to be addressed to improve outcomes for clients, their families and children.
NDRI researchers involved in the National Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Resources Project have developed a new tool for health professionals working in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health care settings. The ‘FASD PosterMaker’ is an easy-to-use app that will enable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to produce resources that reflect shared issues but local differences in addressing alcohol, pregnancy and FASD around the country.
The Directors of NCETA, NDRI, and NDARC are regularly invited to give presentations to Department of Health and other government department staff to provide an overview of current research, new findings and work in progress.