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An evidence-based introduction to writing effective, clinically relevant and legally compliant case notes for the alcohol and other drugs sector.
This training aims to place alcohol and other drug (AOD) workers in a position to understand the benefits of writing effective case notes for them, their clients, and their workplace. It will provide participants with key examples, resources and activities to develop essential skills required for effective case note writing, record-keeping, and information sharing.
It will include the following:
- An introduction to case notes (definitions, purpose)
- An overview of evidence-based practice and principles for developing clinically-relevant and compliant case notes
- An understanding of the legal context and important concepts (e.g., consent, disclosure, confidentiality, privacy, access, ownership, record-keeping and reporting)
- Consideration of ethical and operational barriers to case note writing; and practical tips and resources for efficiently writing effective case notes
Rita Brien (Turning Point, Workforce Development)
Dr Adam Rubenis (Turning Point, Specialist Clinical 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.
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