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Dovetail - Young People and Drugs

by Dovetail

  • date & time

    Thu. 14 Oct 2021
    9:00 am – 4:30 pm

  • location
    Edwards-Miller Conference Room, 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.


By the end of this workshop learners will been provided 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
  • Statistics, figures and current trends in youth AOD use
  • Risk vs protective factors
  • Engagement and assessment
  • The Transtheoretical Model (Stages of Change)
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Brief interventions
  • Practical hints, tips and tricks for working with young people with AOD issues


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.


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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