Community Action on Youth & Drugs
The aim of Community Action on Youth & Drugs (CAYAD) is to reduce alcohol and drug related harm in and to young people.
About this Service
CAYAD uses a community action approach to engage communities to address the conditions and environments in which young people live that increase the risk of their harmful use of alcohol and other drugs.
The focus of the work CAYAD does is on increasing informed community discussion and debate about issues related to alcohol and other drugs; working with others to adopt effective policies and practices to reduce alcohol and other drug related harm; increasing local capacity to support young people in education, employment and recreation; and reducing supply of alcohol and other drugs to young people.
CAYAD works with populations in communities so is able to work with hapū, marae, Iwi, schools, Sports Clubs, and other groups in our community.
Some of the work CAYAD has been involved with has included:
- Ongoing Planning and Facilitation of Whakatane District Council Marae Based Drink Driving Programme
- Facilitation and Development of Youth Resilience Programme
- Recreational Activity Opportunities for Taiohi in collaboration with
Eastern Bay C.A.Y.A.D Sites.
- Misuse of Drugs Act 1975 Amendment Submissions.
- Ngāti Awa Hapū Challenge
- Te Teko Rangatahi Programme
Works with others in the community (Whakatane District Council, Whakatane Probation Service, local schools, etc) to implement awareness on alcohol and drugs and the impact this has on the community