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Across two days in November 2016, representatives from over 70 CDATs came together to share ideas and insights, celebrate achievements and set goals for the future.
We’re stronger together: CDAT attendees were encouraged to collaborate with new people as they considered best practice strategies for harm prevention. The ability to draw on the diversity of voices, perspectives and experience at the event was an important aspect of the conference. Continuing to nurture these relationships and this collaborative approach is an important takeaway from the event. The ‘closed’ (which means private) Facebook page especially for CDATs helps you do just that.
Identifying needs: We also enjoyed learning from the experience and needs of the CDATs. This process was crucial to identifying the ways that we can support each other and have the greatest impact in our communities.
Some of the key road-blocks in creating change identified by the CDATs were:
We’re still compiling information from the surveys which we conducted at the conference. We’ll have this information to you soon.
Tim Costello’s keynote address: While all speakers were fantastic, the group was particularly impressed with Tim Costello, World Vision Australia Ambassador and former CEO.
In his address, Mr Costello covered pharmaceutical misuse and the regulation of the liquor and gambling industries. He offered wise words about the importance of community intervention in preventing harm: “finding your purpose is about where your bliss intersects with the world’s need. That purpose is about community.”
All of the presentations were recorded and we will let you know when these videos are available for download.
Presentation slides: You can access all of the presentation PowerPoints using the Slido event page. Simply head to this link, select the ‘Grand Ballroom’ and choose the ‘Slides’ tab.
Conference video: The conference was recorded for those who couldn’t make it. We’ll let you know once the presentation videos are available.
Conference pictures: You can access all of the conference photos at the ADF CDAT Closed Facebook page.
Conference Q&A: Those at the event had the opportunity to ask live questions during each presentation. Here are some of the responses.