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Dovetail - Young People and Drugs - Brisbane

by Dovetail

  • date & time

    Thu. 26 Mar 2020
    9:00 am – 4:30 pm

  • location
    Floor 4, Biala Community Health Centre, 270 Roma Street, Brisbane QLD 4000

This full-day workshop targets practitioners who work directly with young people aged 12 - 25 years in a one-on-one capacity including 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 and employment and vocational staff.


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

  • A framework for Youth AOD Practice
  • History, context and background to AOD policy in Australia
  • Stats, figures and current trends in youth AOD use
  • Risk vs protective factors
  • Engagement and assessment
  • The Transtheoretical Model (Stages of Change)
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Brief intervention
  • Practical hints, tips and tricks for working with young people with AOD issues

Cost: FREE!

Places are limited, and there may be a limit on the number of workers from one service who can attend, depending on the level of demand. Bookings essential.



Tea, coffee and a light lunch are provided at all full-day workshops at Biala. Please note that the room can get quite cold at times, so bring a jacket if you think you may need one. The building is wheelchair accessible and interpreters, captioning services and other sensory impairment aids can be organised if required. Please contact us at least 2 weeks prior to your workshop to discuss. Roma Street train and bus station is the closest public transport access to Biala and current construction works are being undertaken on the Cross River Rail project, for up to date information on how this may impact you, please refer to https://crossriverrail.qld.gov.au/construction/roma-street-construction/

NB: There is no parking available at Biala.


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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