6–7 June 2016 | Sydney

Integrated care

Working together to respond to complexity

Program and speakers

Day one

Keynote presentations
Consumer perspectives: Responding with integrity, Suzy Morrison
Multiple risks yet single approaches: Timely integration of sexual health and AOD work to improve outcomes for young people, Associate Professor James Ward
The intersect of father attachment and addiction, Dr John Toussaint

Keynote panel
What does "integrated care" mean?, facilitated by Chris Shipway

Tackling tobacco
Addressing smoking and other healthy lifestyle behaviours within residential substance abuse treatment: Three-month results from a randomized controlled trial of healthy recovery, Dr Peter Kelly
Smoke Free Still Fierce: An LBQ women's tobacco intervention, Samar Haidar
Workshop: Making smoking care usual care: How to implement Tackling Tobacco, Laura Twyman, Dr Ashleigh Guillaumier, Christina Watts, and Scott Walsberger

Empowering consumers and peers
Empowering consumers through being based in the community, Simon Reid and Shiva Panchalingam
Empowering young people experiencing dual diagnosis through meaningful participation, Kate Munro and youth advocates
Fostering a vibrant peer workforce, Susan Wilkinson and Kyle Leadbeatter

Harm reduction
Using peer education to work with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people who use drugs in NSW, Shannon Wright and Raquel Lowe
Sex and drugs: Integrating sexual health into routine care for drug and alcohol clients, Phillip Read
Evaluating need and implementing harm reduction strategies within a therapeutic community, Carolyn Stubley

Understanding context
The AOD sector in Victoria: Learnings from the recommissioned system, Brad Pearce
Alcohol cultures framework: Developing an evidence based framework to guide action on drinking cultures, Emma Saleeba
Who accesses NSW non government specialist AOD treatment services: Using COMS to map client presentations and examine participant profiles, Dr Peter Kelly

Responding to the needs of children
Working together to respond to the needs of children: Collaborative practice between family group conferencing teams and AOD services, Michelle Ridley, Christel Wecker and Phillip Connor
Working with children living in families affected by substance abuse, Sally Riley

Responding to blood borne viruses
Have a bloody go: Building on workforce knowledge and skills to confidently engage clients around hepatitis C, Ruth Bearpark

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
Re-Storying: Conceptualising and contextualising problem alcohol and other drug use amongst Australian Aboriginal women, presentation and paper, Anni Hine Moana
An Aboriginal model of care for residential rehabilitation, Dian Edwards and Norm Henderson

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex communities
Domestic and family violence in LGBTI communities: Understanding challenges and opportunities for change for both the victim and perpetrator, Kai Noonan and Marcus Pastorelli
Workshop: Practical tips for working with LGBTI people in an AOD setting, Amy Gentle

Day two

Keynote presentations
Navigating together: Domestic and family violence and AOD abuse, Kate Jeffries
Problematic use of prescription medications: Integrating research findings into practice, Dr Suzanne Nielsen and Dr Anthony Gill
Neuropsychological interventions in AOD, Dr Jamie Berry and Jo Lunn

Keynote panel
What does an "AOD worker" look like?, facilitated by Professor Ann Roche

Integrated care
Flexible integrated care for complex clients within a residential setting, Angela Petrolo
Stories from the US and the UK: Community based, integrated care responses with criminal justice populations on release, Mindy Sotiri
Effective support planning for people with complex support needs, Susan Collings and Angela Dew
Integrated solutions to complex needs, Megan Gray

Working with Young People
Teenagers and ice: Ted Noffs Foundation approaches to improving outcomes in a changing world, Kieran Palmer
Working at the "pointy end": The benefits of a collaborative team model when working with problematic AOD use in young people with multiple and complex needs, Jane Nisbet and Meg Lovett
Workshop: Integrating dialectical behavioural therapy for young people with the complexity of drug and alcohol misuse concerns, Lauren Mullaney and Lisa Spackman

Service directed research: Why do it? Tracking the WHOS experience—frontline service directed research, Jo Lunn
The development of systemic and integrated research, Gerard Byrne

Workforce development
Workshop: Developing the A-(OD)-Team in your workplace: Lessons from the 1980s action adventure TV series (The A-Team), Craig Stephens

Improving outcomes for women
Introducing trauma informed care, attachment based therapy and play therapy in a women and children's AOD residential setting, Liz Pearce and Lindie Windell
Increasing access to effective contraception for women in substance use treatment, Carolyn Day and Latha Nithyanandam
The Standpoint Project: Standing between two worlds, Jude Sayers and Antonia Ravesi
Introducing group work based on acceptance and commitment therapy to improve mental health outcomes for women accessing a residential WHOS New Beginnings women only therapeutic community, Jo Lunn
The NADA Women's AOD Services Network Satellite Event: Adding gender to the agenda, Powerpoint and summary report, NADA Women's AOD Services Network

Experts from across the AOD sector will speak on a range of topics including

  • domestic and family violence and drug and alcohol abuse
  • integrating sexual health and AOD treatment to improve outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people
  • the intersect of father attachment and addiction
  • consumer perspectives: responding with integrity
  • responding to prescription drug misuse, and
  • the impact of a cognitive remediation program on a therapeutic community

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NADA members may be eligible to receive a travel subsidy to attend the conference. For more information, please download the travel subsidy form [DOCX].

Suzy Morrison
Consumer Project Lead, Matua Raki, National Addiction Workforce Development Centre, Wellington, New Zealand

Associate Professor James Ward
Head of Infectious Diseases Research, Aboriginal Health, South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute, Adelaide, South Australia

Dr John Toussaint
Chief Executive Officer, ProCare Alliance

Kate Jeffries
Director, Family Violence and Intervention Services Communicare Inc, Cannington, Western Australia

Dr Suzanne Nielsen
Consumer Project Lead, Research Fellow National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre
Honorary Research Fellow and Pharmacist South Eastern Sydney Local Health District

Dr Anthony Gill
Senior Staff Specialist, Alcohol and Drug Service St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney
Medical Director, Drug and Alcohol Services Central Coast Local Health District

Jamie Berry
Senior Clinical Neuropsychologist and Director Advanced Neuropsychological Treatment Services

Jo Lunn
Improving Organisational Capacity Project Officer, We Help Ourselves (WHOS)

Panel discussions

What does "integrated care" mean?

Facilitated by Chris Shipway
Director Primary Care and Chronic Services, NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation

Steve Childs
Service Manager, Central Coast Local Health District Drug and Alcohol Service

Camilla Rowlands
CEO, Marymead
Management Committee Member, National Complex Needs Alliance

Darryn O'Brien
CEO, Haymarket Foundation

Nathalie Hansen
Manager Strategy and Evaluation, Central and Eastern Sydney Public Health Network

What does an "AOD worker" look like?

Facilitated by Professor Ann Roche
Director, National Centre for Education and Training in Addiction (NCETA), Flinders University

Dr Mark Montebello
Psychiatrist, Addiction Medicine Specialist and Medical Manager, Drug and Alcohol Service, South Eastern Sydney Local Health District

Megan Stapleton
Peer Link Project Coordinator, NSW Users and AIDS Association (NUAA)

Lauren Mullaney
Senior Psychologist, Triple Care Farm, Mission Australia

Jemma Bolton
Senior Case Worker, Dooralong Transformation Centre, Salvation Army

Supported by

New South Wales Health
Australian Government Department of Health

Major sponsor

Quality Innovation Performance logo