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Introduction: Welcome to AODstats, the Victorian alcohol and drug interactive statistics and mapping webpage.
AODstats provides information on the harms related to alcohol, illicit and pharmaceutical drug use in Victoria.

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Dalgarno Institute: Fence Builder Community Forums

Our Fence Builder Community Forums are designed to achieve three key outcomes

  1. To bring evidence based awareness of specific alcohol and other drug (AOD) issues to the community’s attention.
  2. To inform the community of current drug policy frameworks and what actually is best practice in drug policy deployment – particularly for families and the emerging generation.
  3. To present the community with an introduction to resources, both written and agency, that facilitate the commencement of equipping said community to make more informed decision on drug policy strategy and deployment in their communities.

These Fence Building Community Forums typically last between 90 and 120 minutes (but can be conducted in a conference setting of half days if requested) and include a section at the mid-point which actively engages the forum attendees in discussion and trouble-shooting on AOD issues. This feedback is recorded by the group and summaries present verbally in the meeting. Whilst data is later collated and presented back to the community leaders in written form.

Whilst the Fence Building Forum contains some data on parenting/development of children/youth, the forum differs considerably from the Parent and Teacher Information evening, as these have more to do with the specifics of child education and development. However, the Fence Building Forum is focused more on community engagement at policy implementation and community strategy level, specifically focusing on Demand Reduction Education and Advocacy.

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“Our passion is to see young people, families and communities be equipped and resourced with an holistic understanding not only of the destructive elements of the Alcohol and other drug arena, but more so the motivators and causal affects behind the symptom of Alcohol and other  Drug use.

Further to that we seek to help families, communities and individuals in discovering resiliency developing options based on a sustainable worldview and values that enable them to make wise personal and community benefiting choices.”

(We are committed to providing education and referral to those caught in the maelstrom of substance misuse and abuse.)

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    Phone: 1300 975 002
    Fax: 1300 952 551
    : PO Box 7005
    Dandenong, Vic, 3175

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