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Council for Aboriginal Alcohol Program Services (CAAPS).
The largest family-focused residential alcohol and other drug rehabilitation centre in Northern Australia, incorporating a registered training organisation branch delivering nationally accredited training packages to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people of Australia.
We believe that the person with the problem is the last to come to know how bad things are and the least likely to want any change. The people most wanting change are often family and community members.
Our approach is to take the focus from the person with the problem.
Professor Dennis Gray
Deputy Director and Project Leader
Associate Professor Ted Wilkes
Menzies School of Health Research
Professor of Governance
CAAPS BOARD AND COUNCIL
Marketing and Communications Coordinator
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Human Resources Officer
Administration Support Assistant
Healthy Families Manager
Healthy Families Department
Dolly Garinyi Hostel
Assistant Hostel Manager
Frank Ah Mat (Vice Chair, Darwin)
Glenn Miller (Chair, Darwin)
Matthew Bonson CEO
Lana Miller Operations Manager
Carol Stanislaus (Treasurer, Darwin)
Joanne Garngulkpuy (Secretary,
Joanne is a Wangurri elder and Traditional Owner from Galuwin’ku who is an Executive Teacher.
John Robinson Financial Controller
Keith Mamarika (Groote Eylandt)
David Mirrawana (Maningrida)
David is a Traditional Owner and elder from Maningrida who works with the Bawinanga Aboriginal Corporation.
Hector Minjin (Port Keats)
Hector is a Traditional Owner from Palumpa in the Port Keats area.
Peter Kantilla (Bathurst Island)
Dennis McDowall Hostel Manager
Claudia Kantilla (Bathurst Island)
ORGANISATIONAL CULTURAL COMPETENCE
Unconscious Cultural Competence
CAAPS is a Registered Training Organisation providing nationally accredited training in community services, delivered using culturally appropriate learning styles.
CAAPS provides the following courses (either in whole or as specific sessions):
The Youth Wellbeing Project has four primary objectives:
Objective A: To reduce the incidence of volatile substance misuse amongst young people in remote communities in the Top End region of the Northern Territory.
Objective B: To increase the social and emotional well being of communities through increasing awareness of and access to health services.
Objective C : To develop the knowledge base and skills level of community members, Community Night Patrol workers and other service providers to enable them to tackle the issue of substance misuse by the provision of accredited training.
Objective D: To increase the capacity of Top End communities to address volatile substance misuse through applying a community developmentapproach and working collaboratively with Indigenous communities and otherservice providers.
Funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing.
Save the Children
Darwin urban region
Lead Inhalant Action Group (IAG)
Supporting local schools
NT Christian Schools Assoc.
Supporting local community events
Responding to needs identified by Top End organisations
Laynhapuy Homelands Assoc
Ngukurr (Roper Gulf Shire)
IAG through Youth Voices
Maningrida (West Arnhem Shire)
IAG through Malabam Health
Galiwin’ku (East Arnhem Shire)
IAG to be implemented
Warren Snowdon MP, Member for Lingiari, Minister for Indigenous Health touring our grounds accompanied by
Everyone, no matter what culture, can experience personal and interpersonal problems through substance misuse.
The experimental estimated resident Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population of the NT at 30 June 2006 was 64,000 people, or 30% of the total NT population, the highest proportion of all the states and territories.
A community-based substance misuse service, supporting Aboriginal and Islander families who are experiencing alcohol and other drug issues.
Council for Aboriginal Alcohol Program Services
60 Boulter Road, Berrimah NT 0828
PMB 22, Berrimah NT 0828
Phone: (08) 8922 4800
Fax: (08) 8922 4832
A/H: (08) 8922 4833