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
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.

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
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.

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 25
2-day: Identifying and Responding to Family Violence Risk and MARAM with Young People
clock Duration: 2 days
location Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Enrolments are open

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.

clock Timetable:
location Details:

25th and 26th May, 9:30 am- 4:30 pm

  • Training Type:
  • Topic: Family Violence, MARAM
  • Priority Population: 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 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

 

Provider: YSAS

Eligibility Criteria

This training has been funded for youth 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.

 

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

 

Youth AOD 5 Half-day Family Violence 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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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.
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 20
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:

9:30am – 1:00pm

  • 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.

07/04/2022 1-day Level 3: Specialist Family Work Interventions

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 one-day workshop is designed for practitioners who already have some experience in facilitating family meetings and whose scope of practice includes building on the strengths and resources in family relationships as well as responding to distress.

  • Apply resilience-based approaches to family meetings
  • Reflect on the role of the practitioner in family work
  • Utilise family therapy techniques to manage distress and conflict