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Innovation in Engaging Families.

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Post on 22-Nov-2014



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Building organisational capacity to provide family inclusive alcohol and other drug treatment services.


  • 1. Innovation in EngagingFamilies.

2. W hy involve families? Its a focus of the Victorian Government AOD Sector Reform And: families are also our clients they have support and treatment needs in their own right working with families assists the substance user in their treatment and in motivating substance users to access treatment if they havent already 3. Barriers toincluding families 4. Implementation &Maintenance 5. Organisational Context A real commitment to: Evidenced based practice Practical and embedded practice Accountability Continuous improvement Integrated Approach Clinical Education HR Evaluations 6. Clinical GovernanceOverseeing body that ensures theincorporation and contribution ofgood practice.Directors, Managers and TeamLeadersSystematic and standardisedapproach with a focus on: Clinical Accountability Continuous Clinical Improvement 7. CultureSupport,acknowledgementand celebration fromthe top down.Shared vision andteam work on theground. 8. ReGens Clinical PracticeGuidelines on Family InclusivePracticeWorking with family membersand significant others is seenas an essential part of acomprehensive response toclient care rather than anexclusive specialist activity 9. ReGens Clinical PracticeGuidelines on FamilyInclusive Practice Families are seen as having needs in their own right and as having a right to have their needs acknowledged and met. Best outcomes are achieved by including the perspectives of consumers, family members and AOD professionals. Creating conversations between each of these groups provides the greatest potential for optimising health care for individual clients and families and for service improvements 10. Family ProgramsPlaygroupAction for Recovery(ARC) group programFamily and Friends GroupSingle session familycounsellingLonger term familycounsellingFamily evenings as part ofthe Catalyst program 11. Single SessionFamily Work andThe BeaconProject 12. referencesCopello, A., Velleman, R. & Templeton, L. (2005). Familyinterventions in the treatment of alcohol and drugproblems. Drug and Alcohol Review, 24, 369-385.Copello, A & Orford, J. (2002). Addiction and the family:Is it time for services to take notice of the evidence.Addiction, 97, 1361-1363.Orford J. (1994) Empowering family and friends: a newapproach to the secondary prevention of addiction.Drug and Alcohol Review,13, 417 29. 13. Thank YouUnitingCare ReGen (formerly UnitingCareMoreland Hall) UnitingCare ReGen Main Office26 Jessie StreetCoburg VIC 3058T 03 9386 2876F 03 9383 [email protected]