Establishing the connection: guidelines for practitioners and clinicians in the sexual assault and alcohol and other drug sectors

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Establishing the connection: guidelines for practitioners and clinicians in the sexual assault and alcohol and other drug sectors

The Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS) has released new guidelines to strengthen clinical support for people who have experienced sexual assault and also experience issues with alcohol and other drug (AOD) use. The guidelines were developed in partnership with the Australian Institute of Family Studies and the Victorian CASA Forum with funding from Australia’s National Research Organisations for Women’s Safety.

The Guidelines will provide information on the intersections between alcohol and other drug use and sexual victimisation, clinical practice information, and contact details for referrals. Importantly the information included in the guidelines will seek to clarify for practitioners how each service works and how and when it may be best to respond to clients with co-occurring issues. There are three domains in which the information will be arranged: practice, sector, and broader information. Click here to access the new guidelines