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This workshop will provide an introduction to effectively understanding and responding to young people who are experiencing AOD problems. It will build on the two previous workshops in exploring and understanding the drivers and functions of AOD use in the lives of young people.
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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 perspectives into care planning and coordination.
This training program contains 4x courses:
- 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 training will provide the participants with the opportunity to engage in an open exploration of the theories, evidence, frameworks and practice wisdom that informs contemporary youth AOD practice as well as participating in group discussions and interactive contextualising activities.
This workshop will provide an introduction to effectively understanding and responding to young people who are experiencing AOD problems. It will build on the 2 previous workshops in exploring and understanding the drivers and functions of AOD use in the lives of young people.
- Perspectives on Youth AOD issues
- Harm reduction
- Understanding the function of substance use and exploring alternatives.
- Introduction to Young People and AOD
- Communicating effectively with young people
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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