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Dovetail - Young People and Drugs - Ipswich

by Dovetail

  • date & time

    Wed. 16 Oct 2019
    9:00 am – 4:30 pm

  • location
    Riverview Community Centre, 138 Old Ipswich Rd, Riverview QLD 4303

In partnership with Ipswich City Council, Dovetail will be delivering this full-day workshop targeting practitioners who work directly with young people aged 12 - 25 years in a one-on-one capacity. For example, youth workers, alcohol and drug workers / clinicians, child safety officers, youth justice officers, residential support workers, youth support coordinators, school-based youth health nurses, indigenous health workers, mental health professionals, guidance officers, employment and vocational staff and other similar professionals will likely benefit from the course's content.


The training provides an overview of youth alcohol and other drug (AOD) use including:

  • History, context and background to AOD policy in Australia

  • Stats, figures and current trends in youth AOD use 

  • Understanding youth AOD use 

  • Risk vs Protective Factors

  • Engagement and Assessment 

  • The Transtheoretical Model (Stages of Change)

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Practical hints, tips and tricks for working with young people with AOD issues.


Presenters: Jade Phillips


NB: Participants will be required to provide their own lunch.


This training is not suited for people who do not work in a one-on-one capacity with young people, for example, police officers and members of the general public, including concerned family members. If this is you, please contact us if you would like to explore other more suitable training options.

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