Reducing alcohol harms with African and other newly arrived communities

Confident Communities  

A toolkit for working with African and other newly arrived communities to address alcohol-related harms

This evidence-based guide for AOD workers covers issues relevant to working with a range of diverse communities including:

  • Building cultural competency
  • How to effectively consult with a diverse range of community members to identify needs and preferences for addressing AOD harms
  • Examples of harm reduction strategies developed with newly arrived communities

Confident Communities was developed by Hunter Multicultural Community Drug Action Team and the Drug and Alcohol Multicultural Education Centre (DAMEC) with the assistance of African migrant communities in the Hunter New England area. The toolkit can be downloaded from the Australian Drug Foundation. A limited number of hard copies can be ordered from DAMEC by calling (02) 9699 3552.

The toolkit is linked to a Facebook page where workers, organisations and the general public can share ideas and experiences relating to preventing alcohol-related harms

This work was supported by the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education, an independent, not-for-profit organisation working to stop the harm caused by