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Interventions for Alcohol related Violence-AIMhi START study



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8th September 2011

The incidence of facial trauma among the Australian Indigenous population in the Northern Territory is the highest in the world. Alcohol-related trauma forms the greater part of the presentations for facial fractures to the maxillofacial surgery department at Royal Darwin Hospital in the Northern Territory. The average age of Indigenous victims is under 30 years. Violent assault- related facial fractures among Indigenous young adults who misuse alcohol are thus a major mental health concern. This abstract focuses on alcohol-related violent facial trauma in the Northern Territory and discusses the progress of our brief, culturally adapted psychological intervention studies Screening and Treatment of Alcohol Related Trauma (START) Brief Inventions trial and Prevention of Alcohol Related Crime and Trauma Brief Interventions in routine care to focus on this high need.

Presenter - Dr Jayaraj