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Launch Event For South East Regional Drug & Alcohol Task Force

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Launch Event For South East Regional Drug & Alcohol Task Force
Location: Main auditorium, Main Campus, WIT
Cost: Free but booking is essential
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On Friday, 21 February, the South East Regional Drug & Alcohol Task Force (SERDATF) will launch its first ever three-year strategy to tackle drug and alcohol misuse in the South East region. The event will be in WIT's Main Auditorium on the Cork Road campus, Waterford at 11am.

The strategy has been developed over 12 months following public consultation and also a range of consultation events with target groups to ensure that the strategy meets evidenced need.  It has six strategic objectives covering areas such as education and early intervention with young people, families and parents; delivering integrated treatment and support for people to sustain recovery; supporting and rebuilding communities affected by drug-related crime and ASB; commissioning more and better research on trends in substance misuse and learning to build sound interventions to address these and building an effective partnership approach in the region through SERDATF.

The schedule for the launch is outlined below;

11.00am  Registration – Tea/Coffee

11.30am  Welcome to WIT address by Prof. Willie Donnelly, President of WIT

11.40am  Context Setting – Laurence Wrenne, Chairperson SERDATF

11.50am  Snapshot from Situational Analysis, Dr. Michelle Foley, WIT

12.00pm  Introduction to Lived Experience Panel, Laurence Wrenne

12.05pm  Lived Experience Discussion: Marie Comerford, Oliver Cullen, Susan Doherty and Dr. Mike Watts

12.40pm Conclusion of Panel & Summary of Discussion – Paul Goff, HSE

12.50pm Strategy Launch – Laurence Wrenne

1.00pm  Light Lunch

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