Ann M. Roche

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The role of VET in alcohol and other drugs workforce development

The community services and health industries have experienced a period of growth in recent times. This report focuses on the sub-section, alcohol and other drugs, which has had difficulty recruiting staff. Through a survey of managers of alcohol and other drugs service agencies, the authors...

Taking first steps: what family sensitive practice means for alcohol and other drug workers

Foreword In any effort to achieve integration of services to families where alcohol and drug use problems emerge, the recognition and response to parenting and children’s needs is required. This statement is self evident. However, the extent to which this is achieved in alcohol and...

Effective dissemination: a systematic review of implementation strategies for the AOD field

Innovations, such as treatment interventions, programs and therapies, may be costly to develop and evaluate and there is increasing political and financial pressure to ensure that effective and cost-effective health care and professional services are available where needed. Eeven when practitioners are aware of the...

Drug testing in schools: evidence, impacts and alternatives

The National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction (NCETA) was commissioned by the Australian National Council on Drugs (ANCD) in March 2007 to undertake an independent, comprehensive and critical examination of all relevant issues involved in drug detection and screening in the school setting...

Young people and alcohol: the role of cultural influences

This report was produced by the National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction (NCETA) at Flinders University. It comprises a comprehensive literature review addressing a wide range of social and cultural factors that potentially impact on young Australians aged 14- 24 in relation to...