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Professional Training Seminar(研內助- 研究經驗分享平台)

Since drug-related problem is becoming more complex in Hong Kong, our council initiated a project to strengthen frontline workers’ evidence-based practices on drug prevention. We invited three drug and triad experts to share their research on this topic.

The sharing includes three different research areas, including:
1.) Drug abuse & hidden drug problem in Hong Kong
2.) Spiritual drug rehabilitation and
3.) Drug dealing and trafficking in Hong Kong

Details of the Symposium
Date:14/12/2018 (Friday)
Time︰1:45 - 5:45 p.m. (Registration time: 01:45 p.m.)
Venue: Multi-Function Room, The Center, 99 Queen’s Road Central, HK.
Language: Cantonese (with English translation provided)
Target: Related professionals & tertiary students of related disciplines
Quota: 60
Charge: Free
Apply on or before: 07/12/2018(Friday)

           

For more information

Enrollment link

     

Enquiry
Tel: 25212880
Email: [email protected]

Updated: 30/11/2018


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Recruitment Notice

CDAC is an NGO established in 1985 with the mission to prevent drug abuse and promote healthy lifestyle. We are a member agency of The Community Chest of Hong Kong and The Hong Kong Council of Social Service. We are seeking dedicated professionals with shared vision and mission to join our service team.

(1) Service Manager (New Post)


Major responsibility:
- To assist the Executive Director to manage the agency
- To develop and deliver programmes territory wide

Qualification:
- RSW
- Degree or above in Social Work
- At least five years of relevant service experience
- Experience in drug prevention education is an advantage

(2) Accounts Clerk


Major Responsibility:
- Handle full set of books, secretarial and administrative duties

Qualification:
- Qualified accounting training with relevant working experience
- Good command in Excel and accounting software

We provide various training opportunities, 5-days work, Annual leave and group medical insurance including dental care. Prospective employee is required to undergo Sexual Conviction Record Check.

Interested parties please send resume with indication of interested post and expected salary to the Executive Director to [email protected] The posts are opened until vacancy being filled.

(All information provided will only be used for recruitment related purpose)

- Updated on:26/11/2018


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The Community Chest Aegncy Visit 2018

The Director and members of the Committee of the Community Chest, the donors and their representatives visited CDAC on 23/10/2018. We are grateful for the continuous support of the Chest.

Photo of the visit on 23/10/2018:

(In No Particular Order)

(Left to Right) Front row: Ms. Carrie Tan (Sun Hung Kai Properties Ltd.), Dr. Edward Cheung, BBS (Chest Committee Director), Ms. Yuen How-sin (Executive Director of CDAC), Dr. Tsang Kit-man, Sandra, JP (Chest Committee Member) and Ms. Amarantha Yip (Chest Committee Member).

Second row: Dr. Lau Yuk-king (Chest Committee Member), Mrs. Daisy Lam (Chest Committee Member), Ms. Bowie Ng (Shih Wing Ching Foundation), Mr. Poon Ka-shing (CDAC) and Ms. Amy Pau (CDAC).

Third row: Ms. Joanna Lai (CDAC), Ms. Karen Kwok (CDAC), Ms. Kitty Chung (Chest Committee Member), Ms. Sarah Lau (Hong Kong Chinese Enterprises Association) and Mr. Ryan Sun (Fuji Photo Products Co. Ltd.).

Back row: Ms. Joyce Yan (CDAC) and Ms. Elizabeth Tsang (CDAC).

- Updated on:26/10/2018


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Welcome Banning Electronic Cigarettes Proposed in 2018 Policy Address

The Community Drug Advisory Council (CDAC) welcomes the decision of the Chief Executive to propose a comprehensive ban on electronic cigarettes according to the 2018 Policy Address. This move demonstrated the government’s determinations to safeguard public health. In the long run, the legislation may enhance the drug awareness of the common public.

E-Cigarette Drug Education

Tobacco is a gateway drug. At the Panel of Health Services Meeting of Legislative Council on July 7,2015, CDAC proposed the idea of complete ban on e-cigarettes, in order to avoid the risk of drug abuse among the public, especially young people. At the same time, we have been actively promoting relevant anti-drug education services. Our services cover students in primary and secondary schools as well as the tertiary institutions. We also provide services for parents, teachers, professionals and the general public. All the educational services are free of charge. Please refer to the highlighted programs on the registration form which focused on e-cigarettes. For more information or enquiry, please contact us at 2521 2880.







- updated on 10/10/2018


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“Healthy Kid”2018-19 Free Health and Drug Education for Primary 1 and 2

This project is funded by the Beat Drugs Fund to provide health and drug education to Primary 1 to 2 students and their parents. It includes talks, game carnival, parent-child workshop and visits which aims at letting students learn health knowledge while having fun and facilitating parent-child communication, improving family harmony.

For more information

- Updated on:27/08/2018

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2016-2017 Annual Report

The Annual Report for 2016-2017 of our Council are available for your perusal. You are welcome to browse with the link below:

- Updated on:22/03/2018

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Anti-drug Base Camp Professional Training Seminar - Emergent Trend in Drug Abuse (T6)

Brief introduction
Dr. Tse Man Li, the Consultant In-charge of Hong Kong Poison Information Centre, is the expert in the study of drug abuse. In his recent clinical study, Dr. Tse has found the emergence of a “new” kind of Ketamine which brings acute and serious harm to abusers.
He will update the participants the latest trend of drug abuse behaviours as well as the relevant knowledge on the drug harm, in order to equip the capacity in response to the change.

Contents
1. The emergent trend of psychotropic drug abuse
2. Relevant drug abuse behavior and harm
3. Identify overdose symptoms

More Information

- Updated on:19/01/2018

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Removal Notice

Please be advised that with effect from 16th October 2017, Community Drug Advisory Council will move to a new service base as shown below:

Address: Unit 7, G/F, The Center, 99 Queen's Road Central, Hong Kong. Our telephone no, fax no, email and working hour will remain the same.
Telephone: 2521 2880
Fax: 2525 1317
Email: [email protected]
Working Hour: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (Mon - Fri)
During our removal on 13th October 2017, the facsimile service will be suspended for a day.

The service base at Borrett Road will be prepared for renovation. Here we would give our sincere thanks to Urban Renewal Authority for the support of community service.

- Updated on:12/10/2017

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Teacher Anti-Drug Training Workshop

A) PDT – Basic Programme

Mode of Delivery: Centralized Enrollment – Open Workshop

This training programme covers legal knowledge, risk management, school planning and the use of resources for anti-drug purpose. Enrollment via the EDB Training Calendar:


Target: Principals, Teachers and School Social Workers
Fee: Free

Highlights of the programme:
1) Is Electronic Cigarette illegal?
2) If you find a student suspected carrying dangerous drug during an exchange tour, what can you do?
3) How to meet the holistic needs of student development with the Healthy School Programme?
4) Planning a school-based Healthy School Programme effectively with the support of anti-drug resources.

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B) School-based Programme

Mode of Delivery: School based

School-based tailor-made 1.5 hours specialized programme; single school or joint schools are both welcome.

Highlights of the programme:
1. How to prevent students using electronic cigarette?
2. How to incorporate health and anti-drug education into academic subject?
3. How to implement Health School Programme with anti-drug resources?
4. What is the relationship between pressure and drug? How to support student to manage stress?
5. How to handle drug related incidents in school?

Download application form

More Information

For enquiry, please contact our Education Officer Mr. Simon Yip at 2521 2880 for further information.

- Updated on:24/01/2017

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- Updated on:23/12/2016

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The 31st Annual General Meeting “Spread love and Support”

The 31st Annual General Meeting was held on 15th December, 2016, we sincere thank the company of all the guests and the promising supports from all the stakeholders. CDAC will strive to spread knowledge and support to service users. We wish to plant the seed of drug awareness and care in each person and to flourish in everyone.


Dr. Fung Cheung Tim, Chairperson of the Executive Committee. He expressed sincere thanks to the support of the Community Chest of Hong Kong, Narcotics Division of Security Bureau, Beat Drugs Fund, sponsors, donors and all the stakeholders. He also thanked the valuable contribution of staff team to all the achievements in service.


Legislative Council Legislative Council Member (Functional Constituency - Social Welfare) Hon. Shiu Ka-chun attended CDAC AGM to support anti-drug service. From the right, Dr. Fung Cheung Tim, Chairperson of the Executive Committee; Executive Committee Member; Ms. Hon Siu Wan, Wendy, Consultant of CDAC; Ms Yuen How Sin, Agency Head.


The CDAC Executive Committee Members and Advisor, Agency Head, staff members and stakeholders, held the annual report with Dandelion cover, made wish to plant drug awareness everywhere as the Dandelion and to strive for a healthy and drug free community!


Agency Head and all staff members celebrated the 31st anniversary together and promised to strive in the service.


- Updated on:23/12/2016

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“Anti-Drug Basecamp”- Professional Training Project

(T2) Talk on How to develop the capacity of Peer Worker

(S2) Ex-user Sharing session

The second double up talk will be held on 10/1/2017. The talk will focus on How to develop the capacity of Peer Worker which includes the formation, implementation and challenges of developing the peer worker, and the role of the peer workers in drug treatment and rehabilitation services. The talk will be followed by a drug rehabilitee sharing session.

Click here for details

- Updated on:05/12/2016

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“Anti-Drug Basecamp”- Professional Training Project (Update)

(V1)Visit to Treatment & Rehabilitation Facilities: Enlighten Centre, ELCHK and Jockey Club Lodge of Rising Sun

The visits are again full after increasing the quota. It is very encouraging. More professional training programmes are coming. Please stay connecting with CDAC.

- Updated on:11/11/2016

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“Anti-Drug Basecamp” - Professional Training Project

(T1) Talk on Drugs and Law

(S1) Ex-user Sharing session

The “Anti-Drug Basecamp” is a professional training project which CDAC developed with the support from the Beat Drugs Fund. This project is going to launch a series of programmes opened to Professionals working in the field and university students of related disciplines.

The first double up talk will be held on 28/10/2016. The talk will focus on Drug & Law which include drug related criminal justice procedures as well as the assisting rehabilitation service. The talk will be followed by a drug rehabilitee sharing session.

Click here for details

- Updated on:11/10/2016

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Research Findings on the Effectiveness of Anti-Drug Training Programme for Teachers

In 2014, CDAC conducted a piece of research on the effectiveness of the anti-drug training programme for teachers. We were also invited to present the research findings in The 9th Mainland, Hong Kong and Macau Conference on Prevention of Drug Abuse, and it was also published in the Thesis Collection.

For the full report (Chinese version only), please click here and turn to page 378-382.


Acknowledgement:

We gratefully acknowledge The Hong Kong Council of Social Service for providing the electronic copy of the “2015 National Conference on Preventive Treatment of Drug Abuse”.

- Updated on:15/12/2015

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The 30th Annual General Meeting

The 30th Annual General Meeting of our agency was held on 9th December, 2015. The Officers and Members of Executive Committee for the year 2015-2016 are as follow:

Chairperson
Dr. FUNG Cheung Tim
Vice-Chairpersons
Ms. LEE Yuk Chi
Dr. CHOI Man Yan, Teresa
Honorary Secretary
Mr. LEUNG Yau Wing
Honorary Treasurer
Mr. LAI Wing Cheong
Committee Members
Prof. SIVAN Atara
Mr. TONG Nai Wing
Ms. CHAN Suk Yan

- Updated on: 14/12/2015

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Submission to the LEGCO Panel on Health Services Concerning E-cigarettes

In view of the rapid increase in the sales and usage of e-cigarettes, our organization attended and voiced our opinions on the issue at the Legislative Council Panel of Health Services Meeting on 6th July, 2015 at 14:00. For details of our submission please refer to the link below.

Download《Legislative Proposal to Prohibit E-cigarettes》

- Updated on: 20/08/2015

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Other Resources

CDAC Publications

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