Makin' Tracks is a mobile team of two Professional Educators around drug and alcohol issues, who are available to help communities develop strategies to prevent petrol sniffing, alcohol and other drug misuse and to help communities who are already having problems because of substance misuse.
They are mobile because its often difficult for remote communities to travel to receive the appropriate training that is required to combat these issues, that is why we go to the communities and provide the training in a setting where community members feel most comfortable. The team has 2 Nissan Patrols and can set up education sessions anywhere.
How the team works when invited into a community, the team will talk with elders, Council, workers and/or the whole community and let them know what we have to offer and how we work. Then if the community decides to go ahead, they will sit down with that community and develop a strategy to tackle the substance issues of concern to that community. The team will then help to put the strategy into action. This will explain the types of things the team will be able to do, the things they are not able to do and how they will work with your community on the goals you set.
We come to you a mobile team project. Find out more, The team will be happy to provide an information session on request, with no obligation or cost. Project Status Current A National Illicit Drugs Strategy (NIDS). Project funded by the Australian Government. Project Contacts Jimmy Perry and Byron Wright Project Officers Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Council (SA) Inc. 155 Holbrooks Road 5032 SA, Telephone 08 8351 9031 Facsimile 08 8352 4546 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jimmy is one of two Indigenous drug and alcohol workers in the Makin' Tracks team.
Jimmy's heritage is Ngarrindjerri/ Arrernte. Jimmy's main role is to travel to communities that invite the Makin'' Tracks team to work with them to address substance misuse issues within the communities.
Byron is an Aboriginal man from the town of Mungindi, which is 800 kilometers inland on the NSW-QLD border. He grew up in the suburb of Riverwood and later Liverpool in the western suburbs of Sydney.
Byron's main role is to travel to communities that invite the Makin' Tracks team to work with them to address substance misuse issues within the communities.
Here's a few of the program's supporters.
Member for Cunningham
Federal Member for Perth
(with granddaughter Charlee)
For more information, call the Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Council (SA) Inc. on (08) 8351 9031 or use the contact form provided.
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