1-day Workshop: Cultural Bridging Workshop with Robyne Latham

In-person training

Location:

Multicultural Hub – Green Room
506 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Details

Safe and effective practice for young people from diverse backgrounds and communities (Co-presented with First Nations Community member)

This Cultural Bridging Workshop is founded on the deeply held belief that people genuinely want and need to understand and connect with each other and they will do so when they are in environments that promote curiosity and creativity.

The intention underpinning this one-day workshop is to create opportunities to bridge the space between one’s own culture and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture(s). The participants will explore, in a non-blaming and non-shaming way, the continuum of the similarities and differences between mainstream and First Nation Cultures.

The training has very few slides, is experiential in nature and hopefully will be fun.

Areas addressed (learning outcomes) will include:

  • Listening deeply with all your senses.
  • Collective unconscious racism and how it manifests.
  • Working as a team, against the odds.
  • To experience ‘being the other.’

This workshop will also be supported by Robyne’s friend and colleague, Dr Jacqui Sundbery, YSAS General Manager of Research and Practice.

Eligibility Criteria

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 cannot 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 1/ 131 Johnston St
Fitzroy VIC 3065
Ph: 03 9415 8881
Em: reception@ysas.org.au
web: ysas.org.au
Dec 01
Youth Focussed AOD Practices: Adolescents who use alcohol and other drugs (Youth AOD 1-4 combined)
clock Duration: 2-full days
location Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Enrolment Open

YSAS have combined Youth AOD 1-4 into a 2-day training for Youth AOD workers. Day one focuses on understanding trauma, attachment and adverse early childhood experiences and how it informs working with young people who use AOD. Day two will cover key areas that underpin effective planning and support for young people through Resilience Based Care Planning.

clock Timetable:
location Details:

Day 1: Thursday 1st December, 9:30am – 4:30pm

Day 2: Friday 2nd December, 9:30am – 4:30pm

  • Training Type: Non-accredited
  • Topic: Adolescent Development, Attachment, Care Planning, Case Work, Harm Minimisation, Harm Reduction, Practice wisdom, Trauma
  • Priority Population: Youth
  • Age Group: Youth
  • Location: 

    Save the Children,
    Ground Floor Training Room,
    33 Lincoln Square South
    Carlton Vic 3053

About this training:

This training program aims to increase the capacity of workers to effectively support and respond to the needs of young people who are using substances.

Our sessions are interactive and enhanced through real-world case examples. The trainers empower participants to reflect on their own work to learn for future practice experiences.

This workshop will look at how the understanding of trauma, attachment and adverse early childhood experiences inform our work with young people who use AOD. It will equip workers with a foundational knowledge of adolescent development and the function, meaning and purpose of risk-taking and other challenging behaviours including AOD use.  This workshop will cover key areas that underpin effective planning and support for young people through Resilience Based Care Planning.

 

Day 1 – Trauma, Attachment and Adolescent Development

Learning outcomes:

  • Introduction to Attachment
  • Understanding Trauma
  • Impacts of Trauma on the Young Person
  • Understanding the links between trauma and AOD use
  • Adolescent Development theories
  • Risk in Adolescence
  • Developmental needs and adolescent substance use

 

DAY 2 – Young People, drug use and resilience-based care

Learning Outcomes:

  • Perspectives on Youth AOD issues
  • Harm reduction
  • Commonly used drugs
  • Understanding the function of substance use and exploring alternatives
  • Engaging young people in ways that work for them
  • Principals of assessment
  • Building motivation and supporting change
  • Overview of resilience-based care
Provider: YSAS

Eligibility Criteria

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.

Youth Focussed AOD Practices: Adolescents who use alcohol and other drugs (Youth AOD 1-4 combined)

In-person

Save the Children,
Ground Floor Training Room,
33 Lincoln Square South
Carlton Vic 3053

Details

This training program aims to increase the capacity of workers to effectively support and respond to the needs of young people who are using substances.

Our sessions are interactive and enhanced through real-world case examples. The trainers empower participants to reflect on their own work to learn for future practice experiences.

This workshop will look at how the understanding of trauma, attachment and adverse early childhood experiences inform our work with young people who use AOD. It will equip workers with a foundational knowledge of adolescent development and the function, meaning and purpose of risk-taking and other challenging behaviours including AOD use.  This workshop will cover key areas that underpin effective planning and support for young people through Resilience Based Care Planning.

 

Day 1 – Trauma, Attachment and Adolescent Development

Learning outcomes:

  • Introduction to Attachment
  • Understanding Trauma
  • Impacts of Trauma on the Young Person
  • Understanding the links between trauma and AOD use
  • Adolescent Development theories
  • Risk in Adolescence
  • Developmental needs and adolescent substance use

 

DAY 2 – Young People, drug use and resilience-based care

Learning Outcomes:

  • Perspectives on Youth AOD issues
  • Harm reduction
  • Commonly used drugs
  • Understanding the function of substance use and exploring alternatives
  • Engaging young people in ways that work for them
  • Principals of assessment
  • Building motivation and supporting change
  • Overview of resilience-based care
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 1/ 131 Johnston St
Fitzroy VIC 3065
Ph: 03 9415 8881
Em: reception@ysas.org.au
web: ysas.org.au
Aug 25
Youth Focussed AOD Practices: Adolescents who use alcohol and other drugs (Youth AOD 1-4 combined)
clock Duration: 2-full days
location Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Enrolments are open

YSAS have combined Youth AOD 1-4 into a 2-day training for Youth AOD workers. Day one focuses on understanding trauma, attachment and adverse early childhood experiences and how it informs working with young people who use AOD. Day two will cover key areas that underpin effective planning and support for young people through Resilience Based Care Planning.

clock Timetable:
location Details:

Day 1: Thursday 25th August, 9:30am – 4:30pm

Day 2: Friday 26th August, 9:30am – 4:30pm

  • Training Type: Non-accredited
  • Topic: Adolescent Development, Attachment, Care Planning, Case Work, Harm Minimisation, Harm Reduction, Practice wisdom, Trauma
  • Priority Population: Youth
  • Age Group: Youth
  • Location: 

    UPDATED:

    YSAS Head Office
    L1/131 Johnston Street
    Fitzroy VIC 3055

About this training:

This training program aims to increase the capacity of workers to effectively support and respond to the needs of young people who are using substances.

Our sessions are interactive and enhanced through real-world case examples. The trainers empower participants to reflect on their own work to learn for future practice experiences.

This workshop will look at how the understanding of trauma, attachment and adverse early childhood experiences inform our work with young people who use AOD. It will equip workers with a foundational knowledge of adolescent development and the function, meaning and purpose of risk-taking and other challenging behaviours including AOD use.  This workshop will cover key areas that underpin effective planning and support for young people through Resilience Based Care Planning.

 

Day 1 – Trauma, Attachment and Adolescent Development

Learning outcomes:

  • Introduction to Attachment
  • Understanding Trauma
  • Impacts of Trauma on the Young Person
  • Understanding the links between trauma and AOD use
  • Adolescent Development theories
  • Risk in Adolescence
  • Developmental needs and adolescent substance use

 

DAY 2 – Young People, drug use and resilience-based care

Learning Outcomes:

  • Perspectives on Youth AOD issues
  • Harm reduction
  • Commonly used drugs
  • Understanding the function of substance use and exploring alternatives
  • Engaging young people in ways that work for them
  • Principals of assessment
  • Building motivation and supporting change
  • Overview of resilience-based care
Provider: YSAS

Eligibility Criteria

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.

Youth Focussed AOD Practices: Adolescents who use alcohol and other drugs (Youth AOD 1-4 combined)

This training program aims to increase the capacity of workers to effectively support and respond to the needs of young people who are using substances.

Our sessions are interactive and enhanced through real-world case examples. The trainers empower participants to reflect on their own work to learn for future practice experiences.

This workshop will look at how the understanding of trauma, attachment and adverse early childhood experiences inform our work with young people who use AOD. It will equip workers with a foundational knowledge of adolescent development and the function, meaning and purpose of risk-taking and other challenging behaviours including AOD use.  This workshop will cover key areas that underpin effective planning and support for young people through Resilience Based Care Planning.

 

Day 1 – Trauma, Attachment and Adolescent Development

Learning outcomes:

  • Introduction to Attachment
  • Understanding Trauma
  • Impacts of Trauma on the Young Person
  • Understanding the links between trauma and AOD use
  • Adolescent Development theories
  • Risk in Adolescence
  • Developmental needs and adolescent substance use

 

DAY 2 – Young People, drug use and resilience-based care

Learning Outcomes:

  • Perspectives on Youth AOD issues
  • Harm reduction
  • Commonly used drugs
  • Understanding the function of substance use and exploring alternatives
  • Engaging young people in ways that work for them
  • Principals of assessment
  • Building motivation and supporting change
  • Overview of resilience-based care

Youth AOD 3 & 4 1 day workshop: Young People, drug use and resilience-based care

This workshop is a combination of the Youth AOD 3 – Young people and drugs and Youth AOD 4-Resilience Care Planning.

This workshop will provide an introduction to effectively understanding and responding to young people who are experiencing AOD problems. It will also cover key areas that underpin effective planning and support for young people and will bring together learnings and perspectives from the 2 previous workshops (Youth AOD 1 Attachment and Trauma and Youth AOD 2 – Developmentally Conducive Practice) through Resilience Based Care Planning.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Perspectives on Youth AOD issues
  • Harm reduction
  • Commonly used drugs
  • Understanding the function of substance use and exploring alternatives
  • Engaging young people in ways that work for them
  • Building motivation and supporting change
  • Formulation of resilience-based care plans – alignment of resources and need
  • Review and continuous assessment
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 1/ 131 Johnston St
Fitzroy VIC 3065
Ph: 03 9415 8881
Em: reception@ysas.org.au
web: ysas.org.au
Jun 28
Youth AOD 3 & 4 1 day workshop: Young People, drug use and resilience-based care
clock Duration: 1 day
location Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Enrolment Now Open
This workshop is a combination of the Youth AOD 3 - Young people and drugs and Youth AOD 4-Resilience Care Planning into a 1-day face-to-face workshop at the Multicultural Hub.

clock Timetable:
location Details:

9:30am – 4:30pm

  • Training Type: Non-accredited
  • Topic: Care Planning, Practice wisdom
  • Priority Population: Youth
  • Age Group: Youth
  • Location: 

    Multicultural Hub
    Level 1/506 Elizabeth St
    Melbourne VIC 3000

About this training:

This workshop is a combination of the Youth AOD 3 – Young people and drugs and Youth AOD 4-Resilience Care Planning.

This workshop will provide an introduction to effectively understanding and responding to young people who are experiencing AOD problems. It will also cover key areas that underpin effective planning and support for young people and will bring together learnings and perspectives from the 2 previous workshops (Youth AOD 1 Attachment and Trauma and Youth AOD 2 – Developmentally Conducive Practice) through Resilience Based Care Planning.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Perspectives on Youth AOD issues
  • Harm reduction
  • Commonly used drugs
  • Understanding the function of substance use and exploring alternatives
  • Engaging young people in ways that work for them
  • Building motivation and supporting change
  • Formulation of resilience-based care plans – alignment of resources and need
  • Review and continuous assessment
Provider: YSAS

Eligibility Criteria

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 1/ 131 Johnston St
Fitzroy VIC 3065
Ph: 03 9415 8881
Em: reception@ysas.org.au
web: ysas.org.au
Dec 07
1-day Workshop: Cultural Bridging Workshop with Robyne Latham
clock Duration: 1 day workshop
location Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Enrolment Open

Safe and effective practice for young people from diverse backgrounds and communities (Co-presented with First Nations Community member)

clock Timetable:
location Details:

Wednesday December 7 9:30am – 4:30pm

  • Training Type:
  • Topic: Cultural Sensitivity
  • Priority Population: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Youth
  • Age Group: Youth
  • Location: 

    YSAS Frankston
    62 Playne St, Frankston Vic 3199

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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Safe and effective practice for young people from diverse backgrounds and communities (Co-presented with First Nations Community member)

This Cultural Bridging Workshop is founded on the deeply held belief that people genuinely want and need to understand and connect with each other and they will do so when they are in environments that promote curiosity and creativity.

The intention underpinning this one-day workshop is to create opportunities to bridge the space between one’s own culture and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture(s). The participants will explore, in a non-blaming and non-shaming way, the continuum of the similarities and differences between mainstream and First Nation Cultures.

The training has very few slides, is experiential in nature and hopefully will be fun.

Areas addressed (learning outcomes) will include:

  • Listening deeply with all your senses.
  • Collective unconscious racism and how it manifests.
  • Working as a team, against the odds.
  • To experience ‘being the other.’

This workshop will also be supported by Robyne’s friend and colleague Dr Jacqui Sundbery, YSAS General Manager Research and Practice.

Provider: YSAS

Eligibility Criteria

This training is open to Youth AOD 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 Workshop: Cultural Bridging Workshop with Robyne Latham

Location

YSAS Frankston
62 Playne St, Frankston Vic 3199

Details

Safe and effective practice for young people from diverse backgrounds and communities (Co-presented with First Nations Community member)

This Cultural Bridging Workshop is founded on the deeply held belief that people genuinely want and need to understand and connect with each other and they will do so when they are in environments that promote curiosity and creativity.

The intention underpinning this one-day workshop is to create opportunities to bridge the space between one’s own culture and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture(s). The participants will explore, in a non-blaming and non-shaming way, the continuum of the similarities and differences between mainstream and First Nation Cultures.

The training has very few slides, is experiential in nature and hopefully will be fun.

Areas addressed (learning outcomes) will include:

  • Listening deeply with all your senses.
  • Collective unconscious racism and how it manifests.
  • Working as a team, against the odds.
  • To experience ‘being the other.’

This workshop will also be supported by Robyne’s friend and colleague Dr Jacqui Sundbery, YSAS General Manager Research and Practice.

2-day: Identifying and Responding to Family Violence Risk and MARAM with 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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Aiming to introduce family violence literacy, practice skills and foundational theories, this workshop covers a range of topics necessary for identifying and responding to family violence and enhancing participants understanding of how family violence impacts young people and skills required for providing appropriate support.

Participants will be introduced to foundational family violence knowledge including an exploration of the drivers of violence, an introduction to Intersectionality and develop communication skills that support young people’s safety, dispel family violence myths and avoid collusion. This workshop will also introduce workers to the use of the Multi-Agency Risk Assessment and Management (MARAM) Tool from a youth AOD context, discuss adolescent-specific risk assessment considerations and provide an overview of the family violence service system. This workshop is an evidence-informed introduction to preliminary practice strategies to support young people who are victim-survivors and/or users of family violence and adolescent intimate partner violence.

Learning Outcomes

  • Describe and identify family violence
  • Discuss the drivers of violence
  • Introduction to Intersectionality in Family Violence
  • Be familiar with the Typologies of Family Violence used at YSAS
  • Use sensitive and appropriate language when discussing or communicating about family violence
  • Recognise risks of collusion and misidentification as the perpetrator
  • Communicate in ways that dispel family violence myths
  • Understand how family violence impacts young people
  • Introduction to relevant legislation and practice frameworks including mandatory reporting
  • Introduction to the role of the Multi-Agency-Risk Assessment and Management (MARAM) framework
  • Understand responsibilities as an Information Sharing Entity (ISE)
  • Adolescent specific Risk Assessment considerations
  • Use Sensitive Inquiry to discuss Family Violence
  • Provided with basic skills to collaboratively Safety Plan