Dual Tools Project

May 3, 2017

The 4th Australian and New Zealand Addiction Conference is on this month at the Mantra on View Hotel, Gold Coast over the 15th – 17th May.

Confirmed Keynotes Include:

  • Associate Professor Petra Staiger, School of Psychology, Deakin University
  • Professor Olaf Drummer, Deputy Director Academic Programs, Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine
  • Professor Michael Farrell, Director, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre
  • Dr Andrew Campbell, Senior Lecturer in Psychology, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney
  • Professor Murat Yucel, Head of Addiction Program of Research, Monash Institute of Cognitive and Clinical Neurosciences (MICCN), Monash University
  • Talitha Cummins, Journalist, Newsreader, Speaker & Advocate for change
  • Ms Sally McCarthy, Clinical Director, Emergency Care Institute NSW
  • Dr Tim MacDonald, Psychiatrist, Healthe Care

Ms Anne-Marie Kelly, Strategic and Analysis Project Worker at Bendigo Community Health Services joins us in a few weeks to discuss the ‘Dual Tools Project’.

“Dual Tools is an innovative online learning system for training Health and Welfare sector service providers to improve treatment outcomes for persons with co-occurring alcohol and other drug and mental health conditions. Developed by Bendigo Community Health Services the training package is designed to: increase collaboration and capacity across the primary health and community service sectors within the State of Victoria, strengthen the capacity of primary health and community service organisations to contribute to the early identification of AOD and MH issues and support the recovery of people with these co-occurring conditions and improve the AOD and MH competency of key workforces in the community.

The content for the Dual Tools training modules drew on expertise from the AOD and MH sectors, amalgamating best practice resources from around the world. The training package has four tiers of participation, the optional organisational capability audit tool, learning modules, organisational support and resources.

The Dual Tools consists of 10 learning modules, with a recommended core 4 or 6, depending upon the user or organisational needs. The Dual Tools LMS has been adopted by a number of organisations in the Loddon Mallee region and has recently expanded for state-wide access. The training attained accreditation by the RACGP and ACRRM during the 2014-2016 period and has re-obtained ACRRM accreditation for the 2017-2019 period.

For more information on the upcoming 2017 Australian and New Zealand Addiction Conference and to secure your spot, please visit addictionaustralia.org.au.

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