Third National Co-Existing Problems Telepaed, 2017
Since our last newsletter, we hosted the third national Co-Existing Problems (CEP) Telepaeds, where we welcomed 17 dedicated practitioners to discuss the latest issues in the sector. Our recent work with Matua Raki for resource ‘Bridging the Gap’ was a topic for discussion, as well as receiving valuable feedback and advice on our now released youth aimed info cards. These cards will be a helpful resource for practitioners and others to engage and inform youth in a non-judgemental and supportive way.
The CEP telepaed group have also been piloting and providing feedback this month on the new SACS ABC Brief Intervention which we hope will have helped support the vital work they do in the AOD sector. A refreshed intervention for primary services, the SACS ABC manual also received some excellent feedback and thoughts.
Funded by the Ministry of Health, this brief intervention is designed for young people aged 13 – 20 and is adapted specifically for GPs for brevity and to align with the well-known ABC approach for smoking cessation and alcohol. Many of our CEP network are still in the process of roll outs, but initial thoughts and feedback has been positive and we’re proud to continue providing assistance where needed.
New Alcohol and Other Drugs Youth InfoCards Released
This month we’re proud to release a series of new youth-friendly resources that are designed to give children and young people a quick reference point to know what they need to know about drugs, where to get help, and what to do for a friend in distress.
These non-judgmental and honest reference cards introduce teens to the real deal when it comes to effects of Meth, MDMA, Cannabis, Alcohol, Psychoactive drugs, LSD and partying in general. Colourful and easy to digest, our Youth Consumer Advisor has consulted with us to confirm that they’re both appealing and suitable for the youth audience. You can order these from the NZ Drug Foundation website by clicking here if you'd like us to post these resources to you for distribution at your workplace, or download them now by using the links below.
- About Alcohol
- About Cannabis
- About MDMA
- Safer Partying
- About LSD
- About Methamphetamine
- Psychoactive Drugs
What we've been talking about this Telepaed
New screening initiatives
George Morris gives us feedback on Rubicon’s recent trial of taking referrals through the Rataora RapidReferral screening app in Northland. Rubicon has been receiving referrals provided by their local Hospital and Police via this new app.
The Pōwhiri Poutama Framework (1991) in practice
Hoani Watene and Brett Mataira of Hauora Tairāwhiti gave us an insight of how the Pōwhiri Poutama framework can operate in practice, through their work in the Tairāwhiti district health area for 14-19 year olds.