Women’s AOD Services Network

Network update

The Women’s AOD Services Network met in February 2018. In this first meeting of the year, the network emphasised the value of sharing knowledge and learnings to promote shared solutions to common issues. Within this capacity, the network shared service learnings and provided updates on what the year holds for member services.

In 2018, the network is set to undertake a range of network collaboration opportunities and activities to strengthen and maintain relationships between the network and stakeholders. These will be shared with the NADA membership throughout the year.

The network would like to congratulate Roxanne McMurray for being appointed as Member (AM) in the general division of the Order of Australia on the Australia Day 2018 Honours List. Roxanne’s appointment is for significant service to community health as a leader and advocate of support programs and crisis centres for women.

About the network

The Women’s Network is comprised representatives of non government women specific AOD treatment programs (programs only open to women) in NSW that provide services to substance using women, including those providing services to pregnant women and women with children.

The network works together to improve service delivery, share skills and resources across women’s AOD services in NSW.

For more information about the network, email Rubi Montecinos at rubi@nada.org.au or phone 8113 1312.

Special projects

Women’s AOD Services Network gender responsive model of care
The network developed a Model of Care to highlight best practice approaches to working with women with AOD use issues.

Women’s AOD Services Network profile
NADA in partnership with the Women’s AOD Services Network developed this resource to promote referral pathways for women accessing AOD treatment.

Working with women engaged in alcohol and other drug treatment 2nd edition
Developed in collaboration with the network, this resource is a practical guide to supporting workers and organisations to provide best practice interventions for women accessing AOD treatment.