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 01
Youth Focussed AOD Practices: Adolescents who use alcohol and other drugs (Youth AOD 1-4 combined)
clock Duration: 2-full days
location Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Enrolments aopen October

YSAS have combined Youth AOD 1-4 into a 2-day training for Youth AOD workers. Day one focuses on understanding trauma, attachment and adverse early childhood experiences and how it informs working with young people who use AOD. Day two will cover key areas that underpin effective planning and support for young people through Resilience Based Care Planning.

clock Timetable:
location Details:

Day 1: Thursday 1st December, 9:30am – 4:30pm

Day 2: Friday 2nd December, 9:30am – 4:30pm

  • Training Type: Non-accredited
  • Topic: Adolescent Development, Attachment, Care Planning, Case Work, Harm Minimisation, Harm Reduction, Practice wisdom, Trauma
  • Priority Population: Youth
  • Age Group: Youth
  • Location: 

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

About this training:

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
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.

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 25
Youth Focussed AOD Practices: Adolescents who use alcohol and other drugs (Youth AOD 1-4 combined)
clock Duration: 2-full days
location Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Enrolments are open

YSAS have combined Youth AOD 1-4 into a 2-day training for Youth AOD workers. Day one focuses on understanding trauma, attachment and adverse early childhood experiences and how it informs working with young people who use AOD. Day two will cover key areas that underpin effective planning and support for young people through Resilience Based Care Planning.

clock Timetable:
location Details:

Day 1: Thursday 25th August, 9:30am – 4:30pm

Day 2: Friday 26th August, 9:30am – 4:30pm

  • Training Type: Non-accredited
  • Topic: Adolescent Development, Attachment, Care Planning, Case Work, Harm Minimisation, Harm Reduction, Practice wisdom, Trauma
  • Priority Population: Youth
  • Age Group: Youth
  • Location: 

    UPDATED:

    YSAS Head Office
    L1/131 Johnston Street
    Fitzroy VIC 3055

About this training:

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
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.

ABOUT PROVIDER

VACCHO is the peak representative for the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal people in Victoria. We lead and support Aboriginal Community Control and the broader health and social services sector to deliver transformative health and wellbeing outcomes for Victorian Aboriginal communities. Our vision is for vibrant, healthy, self-determining Aboriginal communities. Our strategic plan; On Solid Ground (2021-26) outlines our bold steps to get there.

17/23 Sackville St
Collingwood VIC 3066
Ph: 03 9411 9411
Em: enquiries@vaccho.org.au
web: vaccho.org.au
Mar 08
08/03/22 Introduction to Aboriginal Cultural Safety Training
clock Duration: 1 Day
location Delivery Mode: Online

VACCHO's Introduction to Aboriginal Cultural Safety training encompasses, and builds on, cultural awareness content by providing considerations and advice to implement cultural safety considerations into practice. Participant learning and understanding are enhanced by the personal stories and lived experience of our facilitators while exploring Aboriginal identities, cultures, and history.

clock Timetable:
location Details:

10:00am – 3:00pm

  • Training Type: Non-accredited
  • Topic: Cultural Sensitivity, Harm Reduction
  • Priority Population: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
  • Age Group:
  • Location: 

    Online via Zoom

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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VACCHO’s Introduction to Aboriginal Cultural Safety training aims to provide the necessary foundational knowledge to enable participants to:

  • Develop a greater understanding of Aboriginal cultural and social perspectives
  • Engage meaningfully with Aboriginal peoples and Communities
  • Strengthen existing relationships and integrate cultural safety into practice
  • Identify ways to embed and apply learnings in professional and personal contexts.

Session topics include:

  • The historical and intergenerational impacts of colonisation and policies and how they have shaped Aboriginal culture, peoples and Communities
  • Aspects of Aboriginal identities, culture and protocols
  • Fostering respectful relationships with Aboriginal peoples and Communities
  • Foundational skills and strategies for implementing cultural safety into practice
Provider: VACCHO

Eligibility Criteria

This training is suitable for anyone interested in gaining the necessary knowledge and understandings to effectively communicate, engage, and work with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples in a culturally safe manner.

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

Gaby Bruning is an independent presenter who has experience working with Aboriginal clients in the AOD sector as an AOD Clinician and Harm Reduction Practitioner

Em: gabylbruning@gmail.com
Nov 23
Trauma and Harm Reduction in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples
clock Duration: 2 hours
location Delivery Mode: Online

Enrolments open September

An interactive conversation about how trauma can affect Aboriginal clients and engage with Aboriginal clients seeking AOD support while following the principles of Harm Reduction.

clock Timetable:
location Details:

10:00am – 12:00pm

  • Training Type: Non-accredited
  • Topic: Cultural Sensitivity, Harm Reduction, Trauma
  • Priority Population: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
  • Age Group: All
  • 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

****

This is an interactive conversation about trauma and harm reduction when supporting Aboriginal clients. These sessions allow for a safe space to ask any questions about working with Aboriginal clients who are experiencing trauma while following the principles of harm reduction.

By attending this session, we hope you can walk away with a better understanding of the impacts of intergenerational trauma, engaging with Aboriginal clients in a culturally safe way, and the importance of harm reduction.

Provider: Gaby Bruning

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.

ABOUT PROVIDER

Gaby Bruning is an independent presenter who has experience working with Aboriginal clients in the AOD sector as an AOD Clinician and Harm Reduction Practitioner

Em: gabylbruning@gmail.com
Aug 17
Trauma and Harm Reduction in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples
clock Duration: 2 hours
location Delivery Mode: Online

This Training is Now Full

An interactive conversation about how trauma can affect Aboriginal clients and engage with Aboriginal clients seeking AOD support while following the principles of Harm Reduction.

clock Timetable:
location Details:

10:00am – 12:00pm

  • Training Type: Non-accredited
  • Topic: Cultural Sensitivity, Harm Reduction, Trauma
  • Priority Population: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
  • Age Group: All
  • Location: 

    Online (Zoom registration link is found on the enrolment confirmation page)

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

****

This is an interactive conversation about trauma and harm reduction when supporting Aboriginal clients. These sessions allow for a safe space to ask any questions about working with Aboriginal clients who are experiencing trauma while following the principles of harm reduction.

By attending this session, we hope you can walk away with a better understanding of the impacts of intergenerational trauma, engaging with Aboriginal clients in a culturally safe way, and the importance of harm reduction.

Provider: Gaby Bruning

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.

ABOUT PROVIDER

Harm Reduction Victoria is a state-wide health promotion organisation that aims to advance the health and wellbeing of people who use drugs in Victoria by creating an environment in which individuals are not stigmatised for their drug use or health status. We are guided by the evidence that harm reduction is effective and the position that drug related issues should be treated as a health issue and not a criminal issue.

128 Peel St
North Melbourne VIC 3051
Em: admin@hrvic.org.au
Ph: 03 9329 1500
web: hrvic.org.au
Nov 15
Harm Reduction Masterclass
clock Duration: 2 x Half-days
location Delivery Mode: Online

Enrolments open September

Harm Reduction Masterclass: learn the principles and best practice with peer expert trainers from Harm Reduction Victoria. Learn alongside our living experience trainers about what clients who use drugs really want and need from our services. Essential for all new and established workers in the AOD and BBV workforces.

clock Timetable:
location Details:

Day 1: 12:30am – 5:00pm
Day 2: 9:30am – 1:00pm

  • Training Type: Non-accredited
  • Topic: Harm Reduction
  • Priority Population: All
  • Age Group: All
  • Location: 

    Zoom

     

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

****

The Harm Reduction Masterclass comprises of seven modules over two half-days, each one designed to give you a basic understanding of each topic:

DAY ONE

Harm Reduction 101

  • Understand the history of harm reduction in Victoria & Australia.
  • Understand the National Drug Strategy policy of Harm Minimisation and how Harm Reduction fits in to this policy.
  • Understand the Substance, Set and Setting principles as a way to understand an individual’s drug experience.

Safer Injecting

  •  Understand safer injecting practices, including injecting sites; using a tourniquet, and infection & Blood Borne Virus risk.
  • Understand the circulatory system and the difference between veins and arteries.
  • Understand through “hands-on” demonstration the drug mixing up process and the transmission risk points during the process.

Drug Overdose & Adverse Effects

  • Understand some of the common myths around opioid overdose.
  • Be able to recognize the signs of overdose and of and actions to take in different circumstances
  • Understand when and how to intervene in overdose situations.

Naloxone Administration

  • Understand where to obtain naloxone for clients
  • Understand the different formulations of naloxone available
  • Understand the difference between someone who is ‘on the nod’ or overdosing and the appropriate time to administer naloxone.

DAY TWO

Introduction to Pharmacotherapy

  • Be aware of the pharmacotherapy options available to PWUD in Victoria.
  • Understand how to access pharmacotherapy in Victoria.
  • Be aware of Victoria’s “broken system”

Working Effectively with people who use drugs

  • Understand barriers to doing effective work with people who use drugs (PWUD), in particular people who inject drugs
  • Understand and challenge the ‘gateway drug’ theory.
  • Understand common myths about PWID; the effects of criminalisation and stigma on the health of PWUD

Stigma & Discrimination

  • Understand how stigma and discrimination act as a barrier in healthcare settings.
  • Understand how frameworks of morality and social discourse frame our understanding of drug use.
  • Understand how we can all contribute to eliminating stigma and discrimination in ourselves and our services
Provider: HRVIC

Eligibility Criteria

There is an activity that needs to be completed before attending the second day of training. Participants will receive details via email in the week before the training.

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

Harm Reduction Victoria is a state-wide health promotion organisation that aims to advance the health and wellbeing of people who use drugs in Victoria by creating an environment in which individuals are not stigmatised for their drug use or health status. We are guided by the evidence that harm reduction is effective and the position that drug related issues should be treated as a health issue and not a criminal issue.

128 Peel St
North Melbourne VIC 3051
Em: admin@hrvic.org.au
Ph: 03 9329 1500
web: hrvic.org.au
Aug 09
Harm Reduction Masterclass
clock Duration: 2 x Half-days
location Delivery Mode: Online

Training Now Full

Harm Reduction Masterclass: learn the principles and best practice with peer expert trainers from Harm Reduction Victoria. Learn alongside our living experience trainers about what clients who use drugs really want and need from our services. Essential for all new and established workers in the AOD and BBV workforces.

clock Timetable:
location Details:

Day 1: Tuesday 9th August 12:30am – 5:00pm
Day 2: Wednesday 10th August 9:30am – 1:00pm

  • Training Type: Non-accredited
  • Topic: Harm Reduction
  • Priority Population: All
  • Age Group: All
  • Location: 

    Zoom

     

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

****

The Harm Reduction Masterclass comprises of seven modules over two half-days, each one designed to give you a basic understanding of each topic:

DAY ONE

Harm Reduction 101

  • Understand the history of harm reduction in Victoria & Australia.
  • Understand the National Drug Strategy policy of Harm Minimisation and how Harm Reduction fits in to this policy.
  • Understand the Substance, Set and Setting principles as a way to understand an individual’s drug experience.

Safer Injecting

  •  Understand safer injecting practices, including injecting sites; using a tourniquet, and infection & Blood Borne Virus risk.
  • Understand the circulatory system and the difference between veins and arteries.
  • Understand through “hands-on” demonstration the drug mixing up process and the transmission risk points during the process.

Drug Overdose & Adverse Effects

  • Understand some of the common myths around opioid overdose.
  • Be able to recognize the signs of overdose and of and actions to take in different circumstances
  • Understand when and how to intervene in overdose situations.

Naloxone Administration

  • Understand where to obtain naloxone for clients
  • Understand the different formulations of naloxone available
  • Understand the difference between someone who is ‘on the nod’ or overdosing and the appropriate time to administer naloxone.

DAY TWO

Introduction to Pharmacotherapy

  • Be aware of the pharmacotherapy options available to PWUD in Victoria.
  • Understand how to access pharmacotherapy in Victoria.
  • Be aware of Victoria’s “broken system”

Working Effectively with people who use drugs

  • Understand barriers to doing effective work with people who use drugs (PWUD), in particular people who inject drugs
  • Understand and challenge the ‘gateway drug’ theory.
  • Understand common myths about PWID; the effects of criminalisation and stigma on the health of PWUD

Stigma & Discrimination

  • Understand how stigma and discrimination act as a barrier in healthcare settings.
  • Understand how frameworks of morality and social discourse frame our understanding of drug use.
  • Understand how we can all contribute to eliminating stigma and discrimination in ourselves and our services
Provider: HRVIC

Eligibility Criteria

There is an activity that needs to be completed before attending the second day of training. Participants will receive details via email in the week before the training.

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

VACCHO is the peak representative for the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal people in Victoria. We lead and support Aboriginal Community Control and the broader health and social services sector to deliver transformative health and wellbeing outcomes for Victorian Aboriginal communities. Our vision is for vibrant, healthy, self-determining Aboriginal communities. Our strategic plan; On Solid Ground (2021-26) outlines our bold steps to get there.

17/23 Sackville St
Collingwood VIC 3066
Ph: 03 9411 9411
Em: enquiries@vaccho.org.au
web: vaccho.org.au
May 19
Introduction to Aboriginal Cultural Safety Training
clock Duration: 1 Day
location Delivery Mode: Online

VACCHO's Introduction to Aboriginal Cultural Safety training encompasses, and builds on, cultural awareness content by providing considerations and advice to implement cultural safety considerations into practice. Participant learning and understanding are enhanced by the personal stories and lived experience of our facilitators while exploring Aboriginal identities, cultures, and history.

clock Timetable:
location Details:

10:00am – 3:00pm

  • Training Type: Non-accredited
  • Topic: Cultural Sensitivity, Harm Reduction
  • Priority Population: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
  • Age Group:
  • Location: 

    Online via Zoom

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

****

VACCHO’s Introduction to Aboriginal Cultural Safety training aims to provide the necessary foundational knowledge to enable participants to:

  • Develop a greater understanding of Aboriginal cultural and social perspectives
  • Engage meaningfully with Aboriginal peoples and Communities
  • Strengthen existing relationships and integrate cultural safety into practice
  • Identify ways to embed and apply learnings in professional and personal contexts.

Session topics include:

  • The historical and intergenerational impacts of colonisation and policies and how they have shaped Aboriginal culture, peoples and Communities
  • Aspects of Aboriginal identities, culture and protocols
  • Fostering respectful relationships with Aboriginal peoples and Communities
  • Foundational skills and strategies for implementing cultural safety into practice
Provider: VACCHO

Eligibility Criteria

This training is suitable for anyone interested in gaining the necessary knowledge and understandings to effectively communicate, engage, and work with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples in a culturally safe manner.

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

Harm Reduction Victoria is a state-wide health promotion organisation that aims to advance the health and wellbeing of people who use drugs in Victoria by creating an environment in which individuals are not stigmatised for their drug use or health status. We are guided by the evidence that harm reduction is effective and the position that drug related issues should be treated as a health issue and not a criminal issue.

128 Peel St
North Melbourne VIC 3051
Em: admin@hrvic.org.au
Ph: 03 9329 1500
web: hrvic.org.au
May 18
Harm Reduction Masterclass
clock Duration: 2 x Half-days
location Delivery Mode: Online

THIS TRAINING IS NOW FULL

Harm Reduction Masterclass: learn the principles and best practice with peer expert trainers from Harm Reduction Victoria. Learn alongside our living experience trainers about what clients who use drugs really want and need from our services. Essential for all new and established workers in the AOD and BBV workforces.

clock Timetable:
location Details:

Day 1: 12:30am – 5:00pm
Day 2: 9:30am – 1:00pm

  • Training Type: Non-accredited
  • Topic: Harm Reduction
  • Priority Population: All
  • Age Group: All
  • Location: 

    Zoom

     

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

****

The Harm Reduction Masterclass comprises of seven modules over two half-days, each one designed to give you a basic understanding of each topic:

DAY ONE

Harm Reduction 101

  • Understand the history of harm reduction in Victoria & Australia.
  • Understand the National Drug Strategy policy of Harm Minimisation and how Harm Reduction fits in to this policy.
  • Understand the Substance, Set and Setting principles as a way to understand an individual’s drug experience.

Safer Injecting

  •  Understand safer injecting practices, including injecting sites; using a tourniquet, and infection & Blood Borne Virus risk.
  • Understand the circulatory system and the difference between veins and arteries.
  • Understand through “hands-on” demonstration the drug mixing up process and the transmission risk points during the process.

Drug Overdose & Adverse Effects

  • Understand some of the common myths around opioid overdose.
  • Be able to recognize the signs of overdose and of and actions to take in different circumstances
  • Understand when and how to intervene in overdose situations.

Naloxone Administration

  • Understand where to obtain naloxone for clients
  • Understand the different formulations of naloxone available
  • Understand the difference between someone who is ‘on the nod’ or overdosing and the appropriate time to administer naloxone.

DAY TWO

Introduction to Pharmacotherapy

  • Be aware of the pharmacotherapy options available to PWUD in Victoria.
  • Understand how to access pharmacotherapy in Victoria.
  • Be aware of Victoria’s “broken system”

Working Effectively with people who use drugs

  • Understand barriers to doing effective work with people who use drugs (PWUD), in particular people who inject drugs
  • Understand and challenge the ‘gateway drug’ theory.
  • Understand common myths about PWID; the effects of criminalisation and stigma on the health of PWUD

Stigma & Discrimination

  • Understand how stigma and discrimination act as a barrier in healthcare settings.
  • Understand how frameworks of morality and social discourse frame our understanding of drug use.
  • Understand how we can all contribute to eliminating stigma and discrimination in ourselves and our services
Provider: HRVIC

Eligibility Criteria

There is an activity that needs to be completed before attending the second day of training. Participants will receive details via email in the week before the training.

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

Gaby Bruning is an independent presenter who has experience working with Aboriginal clients in the AOD sector as an AOD Clinician and Harm Reduction Practitioner

Em: gabylbruning@gmail.com
May 11
Trauma and Harm Reduction in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples
clock Duration: 2 hours
location Delivery Mode: Online

Enrolments are open

An interactive conversation about how trauma can affect Aboriginal clients and engage with Aboriginal clients seeking AOD support while following the principles of Harm Reduction.

clock Timetable:
location Details:

10:00am – 12:00pm

  • Training Type: Non-accredited
  • Topic: Cultural Sensitivity, Harm Reduction, Trauma
  • Priority Population: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
  • Age Group: All
  • 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 is an interactive conversation about trauma and harm reduction when supporting Aboriginal clients. These sessions allow for a safe space to ask any questions about working with Aboriginal clients who are experiencing trauma while following the principles of harm reduction.

By attending this session, we hope you can walk away with a better understanding of the impacts of intergenerational trauma, engaging with Aboriginal clients in a culturally safe way, and the importance of harm reduction.

Provider: Gaby Bruning

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.