How meaningful, respectful partnerships can return the best outcomes for all
The Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO) and the Youth Support and Advocacy Service (YSAS) are collaborating on a project to develop a digitally based promotional resource and tool for Aboriginal young people.
Development of the tool included extensive input and consultation from community members throughout the state, especially young people between 15 – 25 years of which this tool will be focused towards. The tool will provide education and increase awareness regarding, not only their ice, alcohol and other drug use, but also used for a worker when working with young people.
The project is funded through Koolin Balit, Victoria’s Aboriginal Health Strategy, for alcohol and other drug community awareness initiatives and provides a great case study of an effective working relationship between a Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation and a Mainstream AOD service.
The presenters will provide an overview of the project and describe the features that have contributed to the project being successful as a partnership in the hope that it may prove a useful template for similar opportunities.