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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 3/33 Lincoln Square South
Carlton VIC 3053
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.