Interventions for Addiction in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Contexts
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- 28 Jun 2021
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Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the causes and impact of addictions, and how these relate to working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities;
- demonstrate an understanding of the history of addictions theory and treatment;
- identify the importance of adopting a culturally safe approach to community development work in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander context;
- identify and analyse appropriate interventions for specific needs and the relevance of family versus community intervention; and
- describe culturally appropriate drug and alcohol intervention programs.
- Topics will be available to enrolled students in the subjects Learning Management System site approximately one week prior to the commencement of the teaching period.
Candidature in the Bachelor of Criminology.
- Equipment requirements - Headphones or speakers (required to listen to lectures and other media) Headset, including microphone (highly recommended) Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or media presentations).
- Software requirements - It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete your units, regardless of whether they contain an on campus attendance or intensive school component. For additional information please visit UNE Hardware Requirements: https://www.une.edu.au/current-students/support/it-services/hardware
- Other requirements -
Textbook information is not available until approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the Teaching period.
Students are expected to purchase prescribed material.
Textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
This subject describes the underlying causes of addictions including the biological, psychological, political, and social factors that affect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, while adopting a culturally safe approach to community development. The relevance of familiy versus community intervention is addressed and drug and alcohol addiction treatment programs explored from a culturally appropriate standpoint.
Assessment 1: 2000 words. Assessment note: Written assignment examining factors leading to drug and alcohol abuse and culturally specific treatment approaches for working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-3 Assessment 2: 1000 words. Assessment note: Online activities: Participation in online forums relating to topic-specific content. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-5 Assessment 3: 2500 words. Assessment note: Written Community Development Project designed to address substance abuse in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Relates to Learning Outcomes 3-5
- Assessment 1 (40%)
- Assessment 2 (10%)
- Assessment 3 (50%)
Current study term: 27 Jun 21 to 24 Sep 21
Textbooks are not required.