Introduction to Aboriginal and Cultural Safety

VACCHOs Introduction to Aboriginal Cultural Safety training encompasses, and builds on, cultural awareness content by providing considerations and advice to implement cultural safety considerations into practice. Participant learning and understanding are enhanced by the personal stories and the lived experience of our facilitators while exploring Aboriginal identities, cultures, and history.

VACCHO’s Introduction to Aboriginal Cultural Safety training aims to provide the necessary foundational knowledge to enable participants to:

  • Develop a greater understanding of Aboriginal cultural and social perspectives
  • Engage meaningfully with Aboriginal peoples and Communities
  • Strengthen existing relationships and integrate cultural safety into practice
  • Identify ways to embed and apply learnings in professional and personal contexts.

Session topics include:

  • The historical and intergenerational impacts of colonisation and policies and how they have shaped Aboriginal culture, peoples and Communities
  • Aspects of Aboriginal identities, culture and protocols
  • Fostering respectful relationships with Aboriginal peoples and Communities
  • Foundational skills and strategies for implementing cultural safety into practice

Location

Online

 

Eligibility Criteria

This training is suitable for anyone interested in gaining the necessary knowledge and understanding to effectively communicate, engage, and work with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples in a culturally safe manner.

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 cannot 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.

Introduction to Aboriginal and Cultural Safety

VACCHOs Introduction to Aboriginal Cultural Safety training encompasses, and builds on, cultural awareness content by providing considerations and advice to implement cultural safety considerations into practice. Participant learning and understanding are enhanced by the personal stories and the lived experience of our facilitators while exploring Aboriginal identities, cultures, and history.

VACCHO’s Introduction to Aboriginal Cultural Safety training aims to provide the necessary foundational knowledge to enable participants to:

  • Develop a greater understanding of Aboriginal cultural and social perspectives
  • Engage meaningfully with Aboriginal peoples and Communities
  • Strengthen existing relationships and integrate cultural safety into practice
  • Identify ways to embed and apply learnings in professional and personal contexts.

Session topics include:

  • The historical and intergenerational impacts of colonisation and policies and how they have shaped Aboriginal culture, peoples and Communities
  • Aspects of Aboriginal identities, culture and protocols
  • Fostering respectful relationships with Aboriginal peoples and Communities
  • Foundational skills and strategies for implementing cultural safety into practice

 

Eligibility Criteria

This training is suitable for anyone interested in gaining the necessary knowledge and understanding to effectively communicate, engage, and work with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples in a culturally safe manner.

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 cannot 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.

Supervision Skills for the AOD Sector: Advanced

Description

Online 0.5day delivery with 2 hr e-learn completion pre-requisite

Details

The Advanced Supervision Skills training package includes a pre-workshop e-learn and a half-day online workshop focusing on discussions and skill-building activities to apply learnings. It has been designed for those who have completed the Supervision Skills Foundations training and who are seeking to expand their supervisory skills further.

What is covered?

Building on the learnings in the Foundations Package, this training further explores reflective practice approaches and provides information and skills for facilitating group supervision sessions, responding to challenges in supervision and tailoring supervision to supervisees’ needs. Ethical and legal considerations in supervision are also explored.

Eligibility Criteria

The training is designed for supervisors working in a supervisory role within the Victorian AOD sector who have completed the Foundations in Supervision Skills training.

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 cannot 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.

Supervision Skills for the AOD Sector: Foundations

Supervision is a critical tool to support best practice, professional development and staff well-being through reflection and analysis of on-the-job experience. This Foundations-level Supervision Training Workshop is designed for supervisors working in the AOD sector. It consists of an e-learn component that provides participants with preliminary content followed by a half-day online workshop focusing on activities and discussions to apply the learnings. The workshop is facilitated by clinicians from Caraniche with experience in reflective practice supervision.

What is covered?

The training package provides participants with information and skills to effectively conduct individual supervision sessions utilising a reflective practice approach.  The training includes content about the purpose, benefits, tasks, and supervision process with a specific emphasis on reflective practice.

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 cannot 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.

Harm Reduction Masterclass

Harm Reduction Masterclass: learn the principles and best practice with peer expert trainers from Harm Reduction Victoria. Learn alongside our living experience trainers about what clients who use drugs really want and need from our services. Essential for all new and established workers in the AOD and BBV workforces.

Description

7 modules over 2 half days, online each one designed to give you a basic understanding of each topic.  There is an activity that needs to be completed before attending the second day of training. Participants will receive details via email in the week before the training.

Details

DAY ONE

Harm Reduction 101

  • Understand the history of harm reduction in Victoria & Australia.
  • Understand the National Drug Strategy policy of Harm Minimisation and how Harm Reduction fits into this policy.
  • Understanding the Substance, Set and Setting principles as a way to understand an individual’s drug experience.

Safer Injecting

  •  Understand safer injecting practices, including injecting sites; using a tourniquet, and infection & Blood Borne Virus risk.
  • Understand the circulatory system and the difference between veins and arteries.
  • Understand through “hands-on” demonstration the drug mixing up the process and the transmission risk points during the process.

Drug Overdose & Adverse Effects

  • Understand some of the common myths around opioid overdose.
  • Be able to recognize the signs of overdose and of actions to take in different circumstances
  • Understand when and how to intervene in overdose situations.

Naloxone Administration

  • Understand where to obtain naloxone for clients
  • Understand the different formulations of naloxone available
  • Understand the difference between someone who is ‘on the nod’ or overdosing and the appropriate time to administer naloxone.

 

DAY TWO

Introduction to Pharmacotherapy

  • Be aware of the pharmacotherapy options available to PWUD in Victoria.
  • Understand how to access pharmacotherapy in Victoria.
  • Be aware of Victoria’s “broken system”

Working Effectively with people who use drugs

  • Understand barriers to effectively working with people who use drugs (PWUD), in particular, people who inject drugs (PWID)
  • Understand and challenge the ‘gateway drug’ theory.
  • Understand common myths about PWID, the effects of criminalisation, and the stigma on the health of PWUD

Stigma & Discrimination

  • Understand how stigma and discrimination act as a barrier in healthcare settings.
  • Understand how frameworks of morality and social discourse frame our understanding of drug use.
  • Understand how we can all contribute to eliminating stigma and discrimination in ourselves and our services

 

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 cannot 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.

Harm Reduction Masterclass

Harm Reduction Masterclass: learn the principles and best practice with peer expert trainers from Harm Reduction Victoria. Learn alongside our living experience trainers about what clients who use drugs really want and need from our services. Essential for all new and established workers in the AOD and BBV workforces.

Description

7 modules over 2 half days, online each one designed to give you a basic understanding of each topic.  There is an activity that needs to be completed before attending the second day of training. Participants will receive details via email in the week before the training.

Details

DAY ONE

Harm Reduction 101

  • Understand the history of harm reduction in Victoria & Australia.
  • Understand the National Drug Strategy policy of Harm Minimisation and how Harm Reduction fits into this policy.
  • Understanding the Substance, Set and Setting principles as a way to understand an individual’s drug experience.

Safer Injecting

  •  Understand safer injecting practices, including injecting sites; using a tourniquet, and infection & Blood Borne Virus risk.
  • Understand the circulatory system and the difference between veins and arteries.
  • Understand through “hands-on” demonstration the drug mixing up the process and the transmission risk points during the process.

Drug Overdose & Adverse Effects

  • Understand some of the common myths around opioid overdose.
  • Be able to recognize the signs of overdose and of actions to take in different circumstances
  • Understand when and how to intervene in overdose situations.

Naloxone Administration

  • Understand where to obtain naloxone for clients
  • Understand the different formulations of naloxone available
  • Understand the difference between someone who is ‘on the nod’ or overdosing and the appropriate time to administer naloxone.

 

DAY TWO

Introduction to Pharmacotherapy

  • Be aware of the pharmacotherapy options available to PWUD in Victoria.
  • Understand how to access pharmacotherapy in Victoria.
  • Be aware of Victoria’s “broken system”

Working Effectively with people who use drugs

  • Understand barriers to effectively working with people who use drugs (PWUD), in particular, people who inject drugs (PWID)
  • Understand and challenge the ‘gateway drug’ theory.
  • Understand common myths about PWID, the effects of criminalisation, and the stigma on the health of PWUD

Stigma & Discrimination

  • Understand how stigma and discrimination act as a barrier in healthcare settings.
  • Understand how frameworks of morality and social discourse frame our understanding of drug use.
  • Understand how we can all contribute to eliminating stigma and discrimination in ourselves and our services

 

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 cannot 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.

Harm Reduction Masterclass

Harm Reduction Masterclass: learn the principles and best practice with peer expert trainers from Harm Reduction Victoria. Learn alongside our living experience trainers about what clients who use drugs really want and need from our services. Essential for all new and established workers in the AOD and BBV workforces.

Description

7 modules over 2 half days, each one designed to give you a basic understanding of each topic.  There is an activity that needs to be completed before attending the second day of training. Participants will receive details via email in the week before the training.

Details

DAY ONE

Harm Reduction 101

  • Understand the history of harm reduction in Victoria & Australia.
  • Understand the National Drug Strategy policy of Harm Minimisation and how Harm Reduction fits into this policy.
  • Understanding the Substance, Set and Setting principles as a way to understand an individual’s drug experience.

Safer Injecting

  •  Understand safer injecting practices, including injecting sites; using a tourniquet, and infection & Blood Borne Virus risk.
  • Understand the circulatory system and the difference between veins and arteries.
  • Understand through “hands-on” demonstration the drug mixing up the process and the transmission risk points during the process.

Drug Overdose & Adverse Effects

  • Understand some of the common myths around opioid overdose.
  • Be able to recognize the signs of overdose and of actions to take in different circumstances
  • Understand when and how to intervene in overdose situations.

Naloxone Administration

  • Understand where to obtain naloxone for clients
  • Understand the different formulations of naloxone available
  • Understand the difference between someone who is ‘on the nod’ or overdosing and the appropriate time to administer naloxone.

 

DAY TWO

Introduction to Pharmacotherapy

  • Be aware of the pharmacotherapy options available to PWUD in Victoria.
  • Understand how to access pharmacotherapy in Victoria.
  • Be aware of Victoria’s “broken system”

Working Effectively with people who use drugs

  • Understand barriers to effectively working with people who use drugs (PWUD), in particular, people who inject drugs (PWID)
  • Understand and challenge the ‘gateway drug’ theory.
  • Understand common myths about PWID, the effects of criminalisation, and the stigma on the health of PWUD

Stigma & Discrimination

  • Understand how stigma and discrimination act as a barrier in healthcare settings.
  • Understand how frameworks of morality and social discourse frame our understanding of drug use.
  • Understand how we can all contribute to eliminating stigma and discrimination in ourselves and our services

 

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 cannot 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.

Harm Reduction Masterclass

Harm Reduction Masterclass: learn the principles and best practice with peer expert trainers from Harm Reduction Victoria. Learn alongside our living experience trainers about what clients who use drugs really want and need from our services. Essential for all new and established workers in the AOD and BBV workforces.

Description

7 modules over 2 half days, each one designed to give you a basic understanding of each topic.  There is an activity that needs to be completed before attending the second day of training. Participants will receive details via email in the week before the training.

Details

DAY ONE

Harm Reduction 101

  • Understand the history of harm reduction in Victoria & Australia.
  • Understand the National Drug Strategy policy of Harm Minimisation and how Harm Reduction fits into this policy.
  • Understanding the Substance, Set and Setting principles as a way to understand an individual’s drug experience.

Safer Injecting

  •  Understand safer injecting practices, including injecting sites; using a tourniquet, and infection & Blood Borne Virus risk.
  • Understand the circulatory system and the difference between veins and arteries.
  • Understand through “hands-on” demonstration the drug mixing up the process and the transmission risk points during the process.

Drug Overdose & Adverse Effects

  • Understand some of the common myths around opioid overdose.
  • Be able to recognize the signs of overdose and of actions to take in different circumstances
  • Understand when and how to intervene in overdose situations.

Naloxone Administration

  • Understand where to obtain naloxone for clients
  • Understand the different formulations of naloxone available
  • Understand the difference between someone who is ‘on the nod’ or overdosing and the appropriate time to administer naloxone.

 

DAY TWO

Introduction to Pharmacotherapy

  • Be aware of the pharmacotherapy options available to PWUD in Victoria.
  • Understand how to access pharmacotherapy in Victoria.
  • Be aware of Victoria’s “broken system”

Working Effectively with people who use drugs

  • Understand barriers to effectively working with people who use drugs (PWUD), in particular, people who inject drugs (PWID)
  • Understand and challenge the ‘gateway drug’ theory.
  • Understand common myths about PWID, the effects of criminalisation, and the stigma on the health of PWUD

Stigma & Discrimination

  • Understand how stigma and discrimination act as a barrier in healthcare settings.
  • Understand how frameworks of morality and social discourse frame our understanding of drug use.
  • Understand how we can all contribute to eliminating stigma and discrimination in ourselves and our services

 

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 cannot 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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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 complete 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

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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.

Learning outcomes:

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

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 1/ 131 Johnston St
Fitzroy VIC 3065
Ph: 03 9415 8881
Em: reception@ysas.org.au
web: ysas.org.au
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clock Duration: Half-day
location Delivery Mode: Online

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.

clock Timetable:
location Details:

9:30am – 1:00pm

  • Training Type: Non-accredited
  • Topic: Adolescent Development
  • Priority Population: Youth
  • Age Group: Adolescent, Youth
  • Location: 

    ONLINE

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 complete 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

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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.

Learning outcomes:

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

Eligibility Criteria

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.