Presentation by: Alison Penfold, Terry Huriwai and Pam Armstrong
The package was piloted in six sites to test its applicability to different types of services, and to evaluate and incorporate feedback. The material has now been printed off in hard copy as well as reproduced on disc, and placed in a self-contained portable pack, in order to provide trainers with all the materials needed to deliver the programme to social services throughout Aotearoa New Zealand.
The two-day Train the Trainer programme was the next phase to familiarise potential trainers with the material, and provide opportunities to develop their skills in educating others. These training sessions have taken place in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch in June and July 2006, and each workshop participant is now expected to take the programme out to other groups of social service workers, to pass on the resources for brief intervention with alcohol and other drugs and problem gambling.