Methadone, counselling and literacy: A health literacy partnership for Aboriginal clients

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Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, UTS
Publication Type:
Journal Article
Citation:
Literacy & Numeracy Studies, 2012, 20 (1), pp. 45 - 62
Issue Date:
2012-01
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This paper describes a literacy program delivered at the Kirketon Road Centre (KRC), a primary health centre located at Kings Cross, Sydney. KRC was established to meet the health needs of 'at risk' young people, sex workers, and people who inject drugs. The literacy program was initiated from within an Aboriginal health group at KRC, following a request from clients in the group. A teacher from Tranby Aboriginal College delivered the literacy program once afternoon every fortnight over a period over approximately one year. This paper is based on recorded and transcribed 'reflection' discussion undertaken over several months between the literacy teacher, a KRC counsellor and the researcher immediately following the literacy sessions.
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