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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.
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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.
- Adolescent Development theories
- Risk in Adolescence.
- Developmental needs and adolescent substance use
- Relationship-based practice
- Developmentally conducive ways of working
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.
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