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Central Australian Youth Link Up Service (CAYLUS)

 

Overview

The Central Australian Youth Link Up Service (CAYLUS) mission is to support community initiatives that improve quality of life, and address alcohol and other drug use issues affecting young people. CAYLUS works with communities to reduce supply of harmful substances as well as to reduce demand, with a particular focus on preventing volatile substance use.

CAYLUS programs are adapted to the needs of the region and include:

CAYLUS also works with remote communities to make high risk substances harder to access and provides resources and information to retailers on low aromatic fuel and managing volatile substances.

Abstract adapted from Tangentyere Council

Contacts

Central Australian Youth Link Up Service (CAYLUS)
4 Elder Street
Alice Springs NT 0870
PO Box 8070
Alice Springs NT 0871
Ph: (08) 8951 4236
Fax: (08) 8952 8521

Related publications

Chronic Diseases Network (2011)

Central Australian Youth Link Up Service (CAYLUS).

The Chronicle; 20(1): 24

Shaw G (2013)

Feedback from stakeholders on support provided by CAYLUS to youth programs in Central Australia.

Alice Springs: Central Australian Youth Link Up Service

Mosey A (2004)

Retailers responsible sale of solvents resource and voluntary code of conduct for sale of solvents in the Northern Territory.

Alice Springs: Central Australian Youth Link Up Service, Tangentyere Council

This resource is designed to help retailers take measures to assist in reducing volatile substance use, identify products that may be used, display and sell products in a way that is restrictive or less attractive to inhalant users, and identify potential users and potential suppliers to users.

Central Australian Youth Link Up Service abstract

Youth link up radio series (2005)

Central Australian Youth Link Up Service

The Youth link up radio series was produced by the Central Australian Youth Link Up Service (CAYLUS). These audio programs cover issues relevant to alcohol and other drug use in remote and Aboriginal communities. Experts and health workers from both Australia and overseas are interviewed in this series.

There are ten episodes, each of which run for 30 minutes. 

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Evaluated publications

National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) (2016)

Evaluation of the CAYLUS youth worker brokerage program: executive summary.

Sydney: National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC)

Ray T (2013)

Influencing policies on youth and petrol sniffing: the work of CAYLUS.

Paper presented at the CAEPR Seminar. 24 April 2013, Australian National University

Shaw G (2009)

The model and achievements of the Central Australian Youth Link Up Service.

Alice Springs, NT: Tangentyere Council

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Last updated: 6 April 2017
 
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