5-step family/whanau counselling programme for family/whanau impacted by the alcohol and other drug use of family members or close friends
Organisation: Family Drug Support Aotearoa New Zealand
Date of project: Ongoing
Family Drug Support are delivering an evidence-based psycho-educational counselling programme via telehealth to family/whānau throughout Aotearoa, to build coping and resilience for those impacted by the alcohol and other drug use of family/whānau.
The programme is used in several countries around the world and originated 15 years ago at the University of Birmingham, UK. Pre and post-intervention data collection is undertaken which is peer reviewed. The programme is culturally appropriate. Results show a 40percent reduction in total family/whānau burden after five sessions of approximately 1 hour each. Evaluations indicate the focal person is usually not in any AOD treatment but can recover with the support of family/whānau who feel able to support.
Apply for the programme by visiting the Family Drug Support website here
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