ADF CDAT Southern Regional Forum Invitation and Agenda

Picture2Members of CDATs in South-eastern NSW are invited to attend a forum being facilitated by the Australian Drug Foundation (ADF) and hosted by the Shellharbour/Kiama CDAT. This is the forum Julia Kendall has confirmed with your CDAT. Julia is back on May 8 so we are helping with the organizing in her absence.

The forum will provide you with a great opportunity to meet key ADF staff, discuss future directions for CDATs, showcase your own work, network with people from nearby CDATs and the Drug and Alcohol Service and will also be a great capacity building time.

If there are any other questions you would like to raise, whether about the ADF’s approach to CDATs or about a topic concerning CDAT areas of work, such as a question about Drug Trends or ideas for attracting new members, please pass them on to Damian to ensure they will be addressed during the forum.

Date and time | May 25, 2015, 9.30am – 3pm
Location |
Kiama Pavilion, 2 Bong Bong Street, Kiama

A light lunch will be served.

We would love two people from each CDAT to attend and can help with mileage costs if needed. Please call or email Damian on 02 8923 0000 or if you need accommodation.

RSVP to Sharon on OR 02 42378422 by May 20

Please advise if you have any dietary or access requirements


9.30 Welcome and acknowledgement of country | Sharon Parker Kiama CDAT Chair

9.35 Introductions and apologies and the outline for the day | Nikki Woolley

9.40 Update on E-cigarettes | Annie McDonald

10.00 NSW Police presentation around crime statistics and crime prevention | Senior Constable Mark Scott


10.40 ICE Crystal methamphetamine: from a health perspective | Emily Deegan


11.00 ICE: From a prevention perspective | Nikki Woolley

11.20 Questions related to presentations?


11.30     ADF Update:

  • New Framework for Action
  • How to use Social Media Damian Dabrowski

12.30 Lunch



Local work on Drugs and Alcohol: discussion and planning


1.00pm Drug and Alcohol Service update and conversation | David Hedger

1.30 Each CDAT presents/talks about their Action Plans and recent activities. What might be helpful for other CDATs? (20-30 minutes each)

2.30 Partnership Project and future capacity building discussion | Julia Kendall


3pm Close