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Best practice

Macleay Valley CDAT NAIDOC week Burrun Dalai family fun day.

On the NAIDOC week family fun day, Macleay Valley CDAT staffed their stall with help from Family and Community Services and local police members.

Macleay Valley CDAT Naidoc Week Family Fun Day_Stall


Why do people use alcohol and other drugs?
People use alcohol and other drugs (AOD) for a variety of reasons: to relax, for enjoyment, to be part of a group, sometimes to avoid physical and/or psychological pain.


Star profiles

Meet Ryn Vlachou.
Ryn is one of the founding members of the Blue Mountains CDAT, and has been active in the development of a vibrant network of government and non-government youth and community services working across the Blue Mountains.

Ryn Vlachou

Case studies

Digital Ambassadors in the Blue Mountains

Blue Mountains CDAT and Mountains Youth Services Team coordinated to support young Digital Ambassadors to spread positive messages through social media.

CDAT Blue Mountains Instapost

Latest news

It’s project planning time!

Now is a great time for CDATs to start thinking about their projects for 2017-2018, and to hold a planning meeting.


New research and evidence

Aboriginal communities and NDARC team up.
Ongoing evaluations of programs such as Midnight Basketball – which we previously covered in a case study – as well as other sport and arts activities are happening in Aboriginal communities in NSW. Results could be promising for building the evidence base around successful prevention programs.