CALD AOD Project

Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Populations

In 2013 the Victorian Alcohol and Drug Association (VAADA) received funding from the Victorian Government to deliver the CALD AOD Project, an initiative which arose from the Victorian Government strategy – Reducing the alcohol and drug toll – Victoria’s plan 2013 – 2017.

This project aimed to support Victorian drug treatment services to improve outcomes for individuals and families in culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities who are affected by harmful alcohol and other drug (AOD) use.  More specifically it sought to:

  • Inform improved access to culturally appropriate drug and alcohol information and services
  • Inform improved cultural competence of staff in AOD treatment services so they can more effectively work in cross-cultural situations

This project commenced in January 2014 and concluded in December 2015.

For more information about the CALD AOD Project, including resources and other materials click here

You can also contact VAADA on  (03) 9412 5600 vaada@vaada.org.au

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