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Australasian Therapeutic Communities Association Conference

28 Oct. 2019 to 31 Oct. 2019

The Australasian Therapeutic Communities Association (ATCA) will be holding their conference 28-31 Oct 2019 in Adelaide. Please read below for more information:

Each year the Australasian Therapeutic Communities Association (ATCA) hosts an international conference bringing together professionals working in Therapeutic Communities, researchers and clinicians in the Alcohol and Drug (AOD) field and affiliated areas. Therapeutic Communities (TCs) and other residential Rehabilitation Services are an integral element of a comprehensive response to alcohol and other drug issues in our community, nationally and internationally. The ATCA Conference reflects this and has a broad appeal to those working in the field of addiction, mental health, justice and child protection. It tackles issues of significant importance around comorbidity, youth and the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Mãori and Pasifika peoples.

This is the 33rd ATCA Conference and will be held in Adelaide from 28 - 31 October 2019; with skills-based workshops offered on Friday 1 November.

Wednesday 30th October will provide delegates with a special opportunity to Focus on Restorative Practices, with presentations from keynote speakers working with clients within the justice system and in partnership to provide options that will provide the chance to restore hope. Many of our ATCA members are involved with the justice system – managing therapeutic communities within prisons (Solaris at the Alexander Maconochie Centre (AMC), Canberra; Wandoo Prison, WA and partnership programs with Odyssey in Auckland and Christchurch, and Te Utuhina Manaakitanga Trust in Rotorua, New Zealand). Higher Ground and Odyssey in Auckland are also in partnership with the Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Courts (Waitakere District Court and Auckland District Court) in New Zealand.

For more information, please visit this website