Family Inclusive Practice for working with Young People: Half-day Workshop

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 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

 

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.

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.

Youth AOD Brief Interventions 1-day workshop

This session will cover how workers can provide effective brief intervention support to young people unwilling to engage in more traditional, clinical or intensive AOD support.  The workshop will also cover other experiential and novel ways to work with young people who might resist traditional approaches.

 

Learning Outcomes:

  • What are and when can we use AOD Brief Interventions with young people
  • Experiential and novel approaches to supporting young people experiencing AOD issues
  • Exploring creative and tailored ways to meet the needs of young people experiencing AOD issues

 

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.

 

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.

Youth Mental Health 201 – Crisis Presentations half-day workshop

In this session, we will work to break down the “crisis” nature of acute presentations, learn how to support and respond to young people and assist them in linking in with appropriate care. We will also cover safety planning, developing our crisis response skills and what programs can do to support their workers and young people in crisis situations.

Building on Mental Health 101, this session covers how to identify and respond to crisis presentations, including:

  • Self-harm
  • Active psychosis
  • Suicidal ideation

This half-day session is designed for non-clinical youth and AOD workers.

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.

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.

Youth Mental Health 101 – Half-day Workshop

Youth workers have a key role in the early intervention of mental health issues and in assisting clients to develop skills to improve their mental wellbeing. In this session, you will increase your knowledge of our client group’s most prevalent health issue and develop practical strategies that both you and your centre/program can implement to improve the mental health outcomes of young people.

This half-day session is designed for non-clinical youth and AOD workers.

Practical, no-jargon training on how to:

  • Identify mental health issues
  • Assist clients to link in with the care they need
  • Support them on their journey

 

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, 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.