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Provider Drummond Street Services

Working with LGBTIQ+ people in AOD services

October 3, 2023 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Free Course

This training will assist participants in building their knowledge and confidence to engage LGBTIQ+ community members in their AOD practice and will provide opportunities for participants to:

  • Individually analyse your own assumptions and values and reflect on the implications in your delivery of health care to LGBTI+ communities
  • Understand the importance and use of respectful and appropriate language
  • Identify and understand the unique vulnerabilities that LGBTI+ communities face
  • Improve your confidence in comprehensively meeting the needs of LGBTI+ consumers
  • Develop improved skills around intake and assessment
  • Understand the complexity and risk of methamphetamine use for men who have sex with men (MSM) and aim to improve treatment outcomes for this community
  • Understand the broader AOD issues for LGBTI+ communities

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 waitlist.

Working with LGBTIQ+ people in AOD services

Free Course
Training Mode Online

VAADA acknowledges the support of the Victoria Government