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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
Oct 20
Youth AOD 5 Half-day Family Violence and Young People
clock Duration: Half-day
location Delivery Mode: Online

Enrolment now open

Learn key terminology used in family violence practice and the family violence service system as it applies to young people.

clock Timetable:
location Details:

9:30am – 1:00pm

  • Training Type: Non-accredited
  • Topic: Family Violence
  • Priority Population: Youth
  • Age Group: Youth
  • Location: 


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 half-day session will introduce participants to the key terminology used in family violence practice and provide a brief overview of the family violence system as it applies to young people. This session is designed to support participants in identifying areas of interest and the types of work and practice that can support young people.

Learning outcomes:

  • Discussion of family violence discourses as they apply to young people
  • Introduction to the impacts of co-occurring family violence and Youth AOD
  • Overview of different strategies and frameworks for responding to young people’s family violence needs
  • Factors to consider when applying a youth specific lens to family violence work including risk assessments and referrals.
Provider: YSAS

Eligibility Criteria

This training is open to Youth AOD workers in Victorian State-funded youth AOD services, 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.