Presentation: Autism, Substance Use and Addiction: working together towards a better understanding

Presented by: Dr Eddie Mullen, Director of Medical Workforce, Lead Psychiatrist, Hype Clinic, Dual Diagnosis Stream, Substance Use Research Group

Slides: Autism Substance Use and Addiction_Eddie Mullen

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1-day Brief Interventions – Youth AOD

This session will cover ways that workers can provide effective brief intervention support to young people who are not willing to engage in more traditional, clinical or intensive AOD support.  The workshop will also cover other experiential and novel ways to work with young people who might be resistant to traditional approaches.

  • What are and when can we use AOD brief Interventions with young people
  • Experiential and novel approaches to supporting young people experiencing AOD issues
  • Exploring creative and tailored ways to meet the needs of young people experiencing AOD issues

08/03/22 Youth AOD 2 Half-day Developmentally Conducive Practice Copy

IMPORTANT: registrations for training will become live approximately two months prior to start of training. To enrol in this or any training, you must click the link below and complete the registration. If you do not complete the registration, you will not have a place in the training. If you experience a broken link, please get in touch with us at elevate@vaada.org.au

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Youth-focused AOD Practice Program

This training program aims to increase the capacity of practitioners to effectively support and respond to the needs of young people who are using substances while also promoting the integration of contemporary evidence-informed youth AOD perspective into care planning and coordination.

This training program contains 4x course:

  • Youth AOD 1 – Half-day Attachment and Trauma in Youth AOD work
  • Youth AOD 2 – Half-day Developmentally Conducive Practice
  • Youth AOD 3 – Half-day Young people & AOD
  • Youth AOD 4 – Half-day Resilience Care Planning

It is highly recommended that the participants attend the 4 sessions.

This workshop will equip workers with a foundational understanding of adolescent development and the function, meaning and purpose of risk-taking and other challenging behaviours including AOD use.  It will explore relationship-based approaches to working with young people and look at how we can move from issues based responses to a developmentally conducive practice approach.

Learning outcomes:

  • Adolescent Development theories
  • Risk in Adolescence.
  • Developmental needs and adolescent substance use
  • Relationship-based practice
  • Developmentally conducive ways of working
ABOUT PROVIDER

The Youth Support + Advocacy Service (YSAS) is Australia’s largest, youth-specific community service organisation. Operating since 1998 as Victoria’s flagship Youth AOD service, YSAS now employs over 350 skilled staff across 19 sites in metropolitan and regional Victoria. While the prime focus of YSAS remains on effective Youth AOD Treatment and sector leadership, the organisation also has extensive experience in providing young people and families with services that support improved mental health and improve meaningful community participation.

Level 3/33 Lincoln Square South
Carlton VIC 3053
Ph: 03 9415 8881
Em: reception@ysas.org.au
web: ysas.org.au
Mar 08
08/03/22 Youth AOD 2 Half-day Developmentally Conducive Practice Copy
clock Duration: Half-day
location Delivery Mode: Online

This workshop will equip workers with a foundational understanding of adolescent development and the function, meaning and purpose of risk-taking and other challenging behaviours including AOD use. It will explore relationship based approaches to working with young people and look at how we can move from issues based responses to a developmentally conducive practice approach.

clock Timetable:
location Details:

9:30am – 1:00pm

  • Training Type: Non-accredited
  • Topic: Adolescent Development
  • Priority Population: Youth
  • Age Group: Adolescent, Youth
  • Location: 

    ONLINE

About this training:

IMPORTANT: registrations for training will become live approximately two months prior to start of training. To enrol in this or any training, you must click the link below and complete the registration. If you do not complete the registration, you will not have a place in the training. If you experience a broken link, please get in touch with us at elevate@vaada.org.au

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Youth-focused AOD Practice Program

This training program aims to increase the capacity of practitioners to effectively support and respond to the needs of young people who are using substances while also promoting the integration of contemporary evidence-informed youth AOD perspective into care planning and coordination.

This training program contains 4x course:

  • Youth AOD 1 – Half-day Attachment and Trauma in Youth AOD work
  • Youth AOD 2 – Half-day Developmentally Conducive Practice
  • Youth AOD 3 – Half-day Young people & AOD
  • Youth AOD 4 – Half-day Resilience Care Planning

It is highly recommended that the participants attend the 4 sessions.

This workshop will equip workers with a foundational understanding of adolescent development and the function, meaning and purpose of risk-taking and other challenging behaviours including AOD use.  It will explore relationship-based approaches to working with young people and look at how we can move from issues based responses to a developmentally conducive practice approach.

Learning outcomes:

  • Adolescent Development theories
  • Risk in Adolescence.
  • Developmental needs and adolescent substance use
  • Relationship-based practice
  • Developmentally conducive ways of working
Provider: YSAS

Eligibility Criteria

This training is open to Youth AOD workers. You can only attend this training if your current role is funded by the Victorian State Government.

This training has been funded for workers employed in a Victorian State-funded Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) service, including those who are new to the AOD sector or recently employed under the COVID-19 Workforce Initiative and Peer workers.

Who is not eligible?

Students on placement or internships, workers from other community sectors such as Family Violence, Homelessness and Mental Health and AOD workers outside of Victoria.

Please ensure you have clearance to attend from your line manager. If you are unable to attend, even if you find out the day before, please cancel your registration and make your spot available to someone else on the waiting list.

ABOUT PROVIDER

The Youth Support + Advocacy Service (YSAS) is Australia’s largest, youth-specific community service organisation. Operating since 1998 as Victoria’s flagship Youth AOD service, YSAS now employs over 350 skilled staff across 19 sites in metropolitan and regional Victoria. While the prime focus of YSAS remains on effective Youth AOD Treatment and sector leadership, the organisation also has extensive experience in providing young people and families with services that support improved mental health and improve meaningful community participation.

Level 3/33 Lincoln Square South
Carlton VIC 3053
Ph: 03 9415 8881
Em: reception@ysas.org.au
web: ysas.org.au
Jul 14
1-day Adolescent Withdrawal Guidelines
clock Duration: 1 Day
location Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Enrolments are open

Understanding the social and biological factors that precipitate substance use in a young person is important, but support for young people in AOD withdrawal is not just about addressing the substance use. These guidelines have been developed primarily for use by YSAS staff, but also to assist individuals with a broad range of backgrounds including General Practitioners, Youth AOD services, community agencies and others to support adolescents in the community seeking to undergo AOD withdrawal.

clock Timetable:
location Details:

9:30am – 4:30pm

  • Training Type: Non-accredited
  • Topic: Withdrawal
  • Priority Population: Youth
  • Age Group: Adolescent, Youth
  • Location: 

    YSAS Head Office
    Level 1, 131 Johnston St
    Fitzroy VIC 3065

About this training:

IMPORTANT: registrations for training will become live approximately two months prior to start of training. To enrol in this or any training, you must click the link below and fill in the registration. If you do not complete the registration, you will not have a place in the training. If you experience a broken link, please get in touch with us at elevate@vaada.org.au

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Understanding the social and biological factors that precipitate substance use in a young person is important, but support for young people in AOD withdrawal is not just about addressing the substance use.
The young person should be viewed through a bio-psycho-social lens, assessing risk factors and protective factors in the young person’s life as well as any barriers to accessing health care.
These guidelines have been developed primarily for use by YSAS staff, but also to assist individuals with a broad range of backgrounds including General Practitioners, Youth AOD services, community agencies and others to support adolescents in the community seeking to undergo AOD withdrawal.
The training will be split into two sections. Section one will be co facilitated with a senior nurse to cover medical/ clinical approaches to withdrawal. Section two will cover the biopsychosocial approaches to withdrawal

Learning outcomes:
Part 1 – AOD withdrawal – Clinical

  • Adolescent Brain Development and Substance misuse
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Use of Withdrawal Scales in Young People
  • Medications to Support AOD Withdrawal in Young People
  • AOD Withdrawal Treatment Options for Young People
  • Alcohol and Other Drug Withdrawal presentations in Young People

Part 2 – Biopsychosocial approaches to withdrawal

  • Using Risk and Protective Factors to advise AOD withdrawal approach
  • Care planning during withdrawal:
    – Nutrition
    – Sensory Somatic practices
    – Trauma-informed practice
    – Sleep hygiene- Stages of change
    – Brief intervention- Distraction techniques
    – De-escalation
Provider: YSAS

Eligibility Criteria

This training is open to Youth AOD workers in Victorian State-funded AOD services.

This training has been funded for workers employed in a Victorian State-funded Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) service, including those who are new to the AOD sector or recently employed under the COVID-19 Workforce Initiative and Peer workers.

Who is not eligible?

Students on placement or internships, workers from other community sectors such as Family Violence, Homelessness and Mental Health and AOD workers outside of Victoria.

Please ensure you have clearance to attend from your line manager. If you are unable to attend, even if you find out the day before, please cancel your registration and make your spot available to someone else on the waiting list.

1-day Adolescent Withdrawal Guidelines

IMPORTANT: registrations for training will become live approximately two months prior to start of training. To enrol in this or any training, you must click the link below and fill in the registration. If you do not complete the registration, you will not have a place in the training. If you experience a broken link, please get in touch with us at elevate@vaada.org.au

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Understanding the social and biological factors that precipitate substance use in a young person is important, but support for young people in AOD withdrawal is not just about addressing the substance use.
The young person should be viewed through a bio-psycho-social lens, assessing risk factors and protective factors in the young person’s life as well as any barriers to accessing health care.
These guidelines have been developed primarily for use by YSAS staff, but also to assist individuals with a broad range of backgrounds including General Practitioners, Youth AOD services, community agencies and others to support adolescents in the community seeking to undergo AOD withdrawal.
The training will be split into two sections. Section one will be co facilitated with a senior nurse to cover medical/ clinical approaches to withdrawal. Section two will cover the biopsychosocial approaches to withdrawal

Learning outcomes:
Part 1 – AOD withdrawal – Clinical

  • Adolescent Brain Development and Substance misuse
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Use of Withdrawal Scales in Young People
  • Medications to Support AOD Withdrawal in Young People
  • AOD Withdrawal Treatment Options for Young People
  • Alcohol and Other Drug Withdrawal presentations in Young People

Part 2 – Biopsychosocial approaches to withdrawal

  • Using Risk and Protective Factors to advise AOD withdrawal approach
  • Care planning during withdrawal:
    – Nutrition
    – Sensory Somatic practices
    – Trauma-informed practice
    – Sleep hygiene- Stages of change
    – Brief intervention- Distraction techniques
    – De-escalation
ABOUT PROVIDER

The Youth Support + Advocacy Service (YSAS) is Australia’s largest, youth-specific community service organisation. Operating since 1998 as Victoria’s flagship Youth AOD service, YSAS now employs over 350 skilled staff across 19 sites in metropolitan and regional Victoria. While the prime focus of YSAS remains on effective Youth AOD Treatment and sector leadership, the organisation also has extensive experience in providing young people and families with services that support improved mental health and improve meaningful community participation.

Level 3/33 Lincoln Square South
Carlton VIC 3053
Ph: 03 9415 8881
Em: reception@ysas.org.au
web: ysas.org.au
Jun 02
02/06/2022 Youth AOD 7 Half-day Mental Health and Young People
clock Duration: Half-day
location Delivery Mode: Online

Enrolments are open

Understanding and responding effectively to young people with mental health issues has been made more difficult with the advent of COVID-19. This workshop will consider how practitioners can develop and adapt their skills to respond to increased levels of anxiety and concerns about the future. Common mental health challenges will be discussed, along with guidance for assessing and responding to self-injury and suicidality.

clock Timetable:
location Details:

9:30am – 1:00pm

  • Training Type: Non-accredited
  • Topic: Mental Health, Suicide
  • Priority Population: Youth
  • Age Group: Adolescent, Youth
  • Location: 

    Online

About this training:

IMPORTANT: registrations for training will become live approximately two months prior to start of training. To enrol in this or any training, you must click the link below and fill in the registration. If you do not complete the registration, you will not have a place in the training. If you experience a broken link, please get in touch with us at elevate@vaada.org.au

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Learning outcomes:

  • Common mental health issues with young people attending AOD services
  • Youth AOD services responsibilities and management of mental health issues
  • Useful concepts and strategies to promote better mental health with young people
  • Assessment of vulnerability to self-injury
  • What to do when confronted with a person in the process of self-harming.
Provider: YSAS

Eligibility Criteria

This training is open to Youth AOD workers. You can only attend this training if your current role is funded by the Victorian State Government.

This training has been funded for workers employed in a Victorian State-funded Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) service, including those who are new to the AOD sector or recently employed under the COVID-19 Workforce Initiative and Peer workers.

Who is not eligible?

Students on placement or internships, workers from other community sectors such as Family Violence, Homelessness and Mental Health and AOD workers outside of Victoria.

Please ensure you have clearance to attend from your line manager. If you are unable to attend, even if you find out the day before, please cancel your registration and make your spot available to someone else on the waiting list.

02/06/2022 Youth AOD 7 Half-day Mental Health and Young People

IMPORTANT: registrations for training will become live approximately two months prior to start of training. To enrol in this or any training, you must click the link below and fill in the registration. If you do not complete the registration, you will not have a place in the training. If you experience a broken link, please get in touch with us at elevate@vaada.org.au

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Learning outcomes:

  • Common mental health issues with young people attending AOD services
  • Youth AOD services responsibilities and management of mental health issues
  • Useful concepts and strategies to promote better mental health with young people
  • Assessment of vulnerability to self-injury
  • What to do when confronted with a person in the process of self-harming.

08/03/22 Youth AOD 2 Half-day Developmentally Conducive Practice

IMPORTANT: registrations for training will become live approximately two months prior to start of training. To enrol in this or any training, you must click the link below and complete the registration. If you do not complete the registration, you will not have a place in the training. If you experience a broken link, please get in touch with us at elevate@vaada.org.au

****

Youth-focused AOD Practice Program

This training program aims to increase the capacity of practitioners to effectively support and respond to the needs of young people who are using substances while also promoting the integration of contemporary evidence-informed youth AOD perspective into care planning and coordination.

This training program contains 4x course:

  • Youth AOD 1 – Half-day Attachment and Trauma in Youth AOD work
  • Youth AOD 2 – Half-day Developmentally Conducive Practice
  • Youth AOD 3 – Half-day Young people & AOD
  • Youth AOD 4 – Half-day Resilience Care Planning

It is highly recommended that the participants attend the 4 sessions.

This workshop will equip workers with a foundational understanding of adolescent development and the function, meaning and purpose of risk-taking and other challenging behaviours including AOD use.  It will explore relationship-based approaches to working with young people and look at how we can move from issues based responses to a developmentally conducive practice approach.

Learning outcomes:

  • Adolescent Development theories
  • Risk in Adolescence.
  • Developmental needs and adolescent substance use
  • Relationship-based practice
  • Developmentally conducive ways of working
ABOUT PROVIDER

The Youth Support + Advocacy Service (YSAS) is Australia’s largest, youth-specific community service organisation. Operating since 1998 as Victoria’s flagship Youth AOD service, YSAS now employs over 350 skilled staff across 19 sites in metropolitan and regional Victoria. While the prime focus of YSAS remains on effective Youth AOD Treatment and sector leadership, the organisation also has extensive experience in providing young people and families with services that support improved mental health and improve meaningful community participation.

Level 3/33 Lincoln Square South
Carlton VIC 3053
Ph: 03 9415 8881
Em: reception@ysas.org.au
web: ysas.org.au
Mar 08
08/03/22 Youth AOD 2 Half-day Developmentally Conducive Practice
clock Duration: Half-day
location Delivery Mode: Online

This workshop will equip workers with a foundational understanding of adolescent development and the function, meaning and purpose of risk-taking and other challenging behaviours including AOD use. It will explore relationship based approaches to working with young people and look at how we can move from issues based responses to a developmentally conducive practice approach.

clock Timetable:
location Details:

9:30am – 1:00pm

  • Training Type: Non-accredited
  • Topic: Adolescent Development
  • Priority Population: Youth
  • Age Group: Adolescent, Youth
  • Location: 

    ONLINE

About this training:

IMPORTANT: registrations for training will become live approximately two months prior to start of training. To enrol in this or any training, you must click the link below and complete the registration. If you do not complete the registration, you will not have a place in the training. If you experience a broken link, please get in touch with us at elevate@vaada.org.au

****

Youth-focused AOD Practice Program

This training program aims to increase the capacity of practitioners to effectively support and respond to the needs of young people who are using substances while also promoting the integration of contemporary evidence-informed youth AOD perspective into care planning and coordination.

This training program contains 4x course:

  • Youth AOD 1 – Half-day Attachment and Trauma in Youth AOD work
  • Youth AOD 2 – Half-day Developmentally Conducive Practice
  • Youth AOD 3 – Half-day Young people & AOD
  • Youth AOD 4 – Half-day Resilience Care Planning

It is highly recommended that the participants attend the 4 sessions.

This workshop will equip workers with a foundational understanding of adolescent development and the function, meaning and purpose of risk-taking and other challenging behaviours including AOD use.  It will explore relationship-based approaches to working with young people and look at how we can move from issues based responses to a developmentally conducive practice approach.

Learning outcomes:

  • Adolescent Development theories
  • Risk in Adolescence.
  • Developmental needs and adolescent substance use
  • Relationship-based practice
  • Developmentally conducive ways of working
Provider: YSAS

Eligibility Criteria

This training is open to Youth AOD workers. You can only attend this training if your current role is funded by the Victorian State Government.

This training has been funded for workers employed in a Victorian State-funded Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) service, including those who are new to the AOD sector or recently employed under the COVID-19 Workforce Initiative and Peer workers.

Who is not eligible?

Students on placement or internships, workers from other community sectors such as Family Violence, Homelessness and Mental Health and AOD workers outside of Victoria.

Please ensure you have clearance to attend from your line manager. If you are unable to attend, even if you find out the day before, please cancel your registration and make your spot available to someone else on the waiting list.