An Aboriginal model of care for residential rehabilitation
The NSW Aboriginal Residential Healing Drug & Alcohol Network (NARHDAN) is a network of the Managers of the seven Aboriginal residential rehabilitation services in NSW. NARDHAN is hosted by the Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council of NSW (AH&MRC), the peak representative body for Aboriginal health in NSW. NARHDAN was formed as a result of an identified need for Aboriginal residential rehabilitation services to have opportunities to network for cultural and professional support. The NARDHAN meetings are also an opportunity for policy makers to consult our services.
NARHDAN has developed an Aboriginal residential rehabilitation model of care, based on their extensive culturally based cultural and the service delivery experience. This is the first time a model of care has been developed that addresses the unique needs of Aboriginal residential rehabilitation clients in NSW.
This presentation will describe the key features of the model of care, look at the successes and challenges in this sector, and present the outcomes and measures of success for Aboriginal clients in residential rehabilitation.