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
Sep 20
Youth AOD: 2-day Single Session Family Consultations
clock Duration: 2 Days
location Delivery Mode: Blended

Enrolments closed

This workshop provides skills in facilitating productive and efficient family meetings where resource building and meeting the developmental needs of young people are central.

clock Timetable:
location Details:

Day 1: Tuesday 20th September 9:30am – 4:30pm  Online

Day 2: Wednesday 21st September 9:30am – 4:30pm Face to face

  • Training Type: Non-accredited
  • Topic: Family
  • Priority Population: Youth
  • Age Group: Youth
  • Location: 

    Day 1: online

    Day 2: In person
    Save the Children
    Ground Floor Training room
    33 Lincoln Square South
    Carlton VIC 3053

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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The 2-day training is provided in a blended format with both in-person and self-paced online learning. This workshop provides skills in facilitating productive and efficient family meetings where resource building and meeting the developmental needs of young people are central. Particular attention is given to the process of negotiating when and how to bring family members together to ensure the primary relationship between the young person and the practitioner is maintained.

Learning outcomes:

  • Describe the rationale and practice principles underpinning Single Session Family Consultations (SSFC) and its place within a comprehensive response to families
  • Unpack the conceptual and practical contributions of Single Session Thinking and Family Consultation to the model
  • Outline and consideration of key tasks in convening an SSFC
  • Describe and demonstrate the key stages of SSFC with young people
Provider: YSAS

Eligibility Criteria

This training is open to Youth AOD workers.

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
Nov 10
Youth AOD 6 – A framework for including families in young people’s care
clock Duration: Half day
location Delivery Mode: Online

Enrolment Now Open

Working effectively with young people includes engaging with their social and cultural ecosystems to build resources that can sustain them into the future. This training outlines a framework for family inclusion where practitioners can better understand their role in relation to families and communities.

clock Timetable:
location Details:

9:30 am – 1:00 pm

  • Training Type: Non-accredited
  • Topic: Family
  • Priority Population: Youth
  • Age Group: 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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Working effectively with young people includes engaging with their social and cultural ecosystems in order to build resources that can sustain them into the future. This training outlines a framework for family inclusion where practitioners can better understand their role in relationship to families and communities.
Learning outcomes:

  • Understanding how engaging with families can improve outcomes for young people
  • Keeping the family in mind when care planning
  • Strategies for enhancing communication and strengthening relationship bonds

 

Provider: YSAS

Eligibility Criteria

This course is suitable for Youth AOD workers working in a Victorian State-funded 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
Aug 11
Youth AOD 6 Half day A framework for including families in young people’s care
clock Duration: Half day
location Delivery Mode: Online

Enrolment Now Open

Working effectively with young people includes engaging with their social and cultural ecosystems in order to build resources that can sustain them into the future. This training outlines a framework for family inclusion where practitioners can better understand their role in relation to families and communities.

clock Timetable:
location Details:

9:30 am – 1:00 pm

  • Training Type: Non-accredited
  • Topic: Family
  • Priority Population: Youth
  • Age Group: 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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Working effectively with young people includes engaging with their social and cultural ecosystems in order to build resources that can sustain them into the future. This training outlines a framework for family inclusion where practitioners can better understand their role in relationship to families and communities.
Learning outcomes:

  • Understanding how engaging with families can improve outcomes for young people
  • Keeping the family in mind when care planning
  • Strategies for enhancing communication and strengthening relationship bonds

 

Provider: YSAS

Eligibility Criteria

This course is suitable for Youth AOD workers working in a Victorian State-funded 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
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.

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
Oct 17
1-day workshop: Cultural Bridging Workshop with Robyne Latham
clock Duration: 1 day workshop
location Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Enrolments Now Open

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

clock Timetable:
location Details:

9:00am – 4:00pm

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

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

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.

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
Jul 05
1-day Workshop: Cultural Bridging Workshop with Robyne Latham
clock Duration: 1 day workshop
location Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Enrolments Now Open

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

clock Timetable:
location Details:

9:30am – 4:30pm

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

    YSAS Dandenong

    155 Lonsdale St
    Dandenong VIC 3175

About this training:

IMPORTANT: registrations for training will become live approximately two months prior to the 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.

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 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.

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 23
23/06/2022 Youth AOD 5 Half-day Family Violence and Young People
clock Duration: Half Day
location Delivery Mode: Online

Enrolment now open

Learn key terminology used in family violence practice and the family violence service system as it applies to young people.

clock Timetable:
location Details:

9:30 am – 1:00 pm

  • Training Type: Non-accredited
  • Topic: Family Violence
  • Priority Population: Youth
  • Age Group: 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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This half-day session will introduce participants to the key terminology used in family violence practice and provide a brief overview of the family violence system as it applies to young people. This session is designed to support participants in identifying areas of interest and the types of work and practice that can support young people.

Learning outcomes:

  • Discussion of family violence discourses as they apply to young people
  • Introduction to the impacts of co-occurring family violence and Youth AOD
  • Overview of different strategies and frameworks for responding to young people’s family violence needs
  • Factors to consider when applying a youth specific lens to family violence work including risk assessments and referrals.
Provider: YSAS

Eligibility Criteria

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

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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 1/ 131 Johnston St
Fitzroy VIC 3065
Ph: 03 9415 8881
Em: reception@ysas.org.au
web: ysas.org.au
May 17
Youth AOD 1 – Half-day Attachment and Trauma in Youth AOD work
clock Duration: Half-day
location Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Enrolments are open

This workshop will look at how understandings of trauma, attachment and adverse early childhood experiences inform our work with young people who use AOD. It will also explore ways in which we can work to support safety, control and hope and seek to counter the negative impacts of these experiences.

clock Timetable:
location Details:

9:30am – 1:00pm

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

    Multicultural Hub
    506 Elizabeth St
    Melbourne VIC 3000

     

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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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 training will provide the participants with the opportunity to engage in an open exploration of the theories, evidence, frameworks and practice wisdom that informs contemporary youth AOD practice as well as participating in group discussions and interactive contextualising activities.

This workshop will look at how understandings of trauma, attachment and adverse early childhood experiences inform our work with young people who use AOD.  It will also explore ways in which we can work to support safety, control and hope and seek to counter the negative impacts of these experiences.

Learning outcomes:

  • Introduction to Attachment
  • Understanding Trauma
  • Impacts of Trauma on the Young Person
  • Understanding the links between trauma and AOD use
Provider: YSAS

Eligibility Criteria

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