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Provider Thorne Harbour Health

Working with LGBTQIASB+: Enhancing Skills for AOD Workers

September 24 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Free Course

This training is for AOD workers who would like to develop their skills in working with LGBTQIASB+ people.

This training will invite you to understand the experiences of LGBTQIASB+ individuals. We will specifically address issues related to Alcohol and Other Drugs, as well as strategies for engaging with support services. This training will provide both practical insights and in-depth reflections on the tangible, real-life impacts faced by the community.

Location: Online (Your zoom link will be sent to you the day before the training)

Key topics covered:

  • Overview of basic concepts regarding LGBTQIASB+ people
  • Data and statistics for different LGBTQIASB+ populations relating to AOD, mental health and access to support
  • Minority stress and incremental trauma
  • Language
  • Social construction of identity
  • Community specific AOD presentations
  • Chemsex/Party and play (PnP)
  • HIV/AIDs
  • What does inclusive practice look like?
  • Current research
  • Reflective practice and case studies


Eligibility Criteria

This training has been funded for workers employed in a Victorian State-funded Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) service, including Peer and LLE workers and workers participating in the AOD Traineeship Program.

Who is not eligible?

Students on placement or internships, workers from other community sectors such as family violence, homelessness, mental health, and AOD workers outside of Victoria. Please ensure you have clearance from your line manager to attend. If you cannot attend,  cancel your registration and make your spot available to someone else on the waitlist.

No-shows will be charged a $50 cancellation fee.

Working with LGBTQIASB+: Enhancing Skills for AOD Workers

Free Course
60 days left to RSVP
Training Mode Online

VAADA acknowledges the support of the Victoria Government