Good Hope Story

Good Hope Story

This is very likely one of the hardest stories I have ever given. I will take you back to the age of thirteen. This is where my addiction started even though it More »

WHOS Sunshine Coast Client reflection

WHOS Sunshine Coast Client reflection

I was born in Gladstone Qld on the 23/10/1979.  My mother and father separated when I was one year of age. Mum found a new boyfriend who was her partner til I More »

WHOS New Beginnings Client Story

WHOS New Beginnings Client Story

My life before I got to New Beginnings was very depressing. I was out of control in so many ways. I had recently moved back from Mt Isa and was in a More »

WHOS MTAR Client Story

WHOS MTAR Client Story

Prior to coming to WHOS MTAR my life was unmanageable to the extent where even going to the chemist to pick up my methadone was a struggle. I was stuck in a More »

WHOS Gunyah Client Story

WHOS Gunyah Client Story

I was surrounded by drugs from an early age. My father was addicted to drugs and there wasn’t many times I did not see him with a beer in hand or some More »

RTOD Client Male 35 years old – 110 mg Methadone

RTOD Client Male 35 years old – 110 mg Methadone

Before I thought about coming to WHOS RTOD I had done about 12 detox programs and thought every time I could stay clean myself. It took a long time to realize this More »

WHOS RTOD Client Female 35 years old – 130 mg Methadone

WHOS RTOD Client Female 35 years old – 130 mg Methadone

Life before WHOS RTOD was absolute hell for me. I have one sister who is alive and 2 brothers deceased. My father passed away last year and my mum is dying from More »

Hunter resident reflections

Hunter resident reflections

What it was like. At the age of 11 it was just natural to me that everyone used drugs, I thought nothing of it. I listened to everyone glorifying it so I More »

Sophie

Sophie

Hi, my name is Sophie and I am an alcoholic. I will be eternally grateful to the Therapeutic Community at Cyrenian House, my counsellor, my very wise sponsor,  my Higher Power, my More »

 

Membership Applications

ATCA MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES

Preamble:
In 2013 the ATCA Standard was redrafted to include Residential Rehabilitation Services, and the ATCA
Standard was subsequently registered with JAS-ANZ in 2014. Audits against the Standard commenced
in 2015.

In recognition of this development, the ATCA Board has revised the Association’s membership
categories to reflect the certification options inherent in the Standard and to identify the various
pathways to membership of the Association. Broadly speaking the membership is divided into:

A. Therapeutic Communities – Organisational Members;
B. Therapeutic Communities – Group Members;
C. Residential Rehabilitation Services; and
D. Affiliates.

Within these primary divisions, six categories of membership have been determined by the ATCA
Board, namely:

  • Certified Therapeutic Community – Organisational Member
  • Therapeutic Community –Organisational Member
  • Certified Therapeutic Community Group Membership
  • Therapeutic Community Group Member
  • Certified Residential Rehabilitation Service – Associate Member
  • Residential Rehabilitation Service – Associate Member
  • Affiliate Member

It is an expectation that applicants under all categories will demonstrate:

  • Evidence-based practice – Services are consistent with current best practice and the organisation undertakes evidence-based AOD prevention and treatment strategies as outlined in current publications
  • Staff qualifications – The service ensures that all counselling and treatment is delivered by appropriately trained and/or experienced staff
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island/Mãori Cultural Security – the service agrees to acknowledge and respect the history, cultural rights, values, beliefs and diversity of Indigenous people and work towards embedding the principle of cultural security into service delivery
  • Cultural competency – the service considers the needs of clients from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds and provides a culturally competent service

For further information on the membership categories and to access the Membership Application Formclick here.

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