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Dovetail - Young People and Drugs

by Dovetail

  • date & time

    Mon. 18 Oct 2021
    9:00 am – 4:30 pm

  • location
    Brampton and Carlisle Room, Education and Research Centre, Building K, Mackay Base Hospital, 439 Bridge Rd, West Mackay QLD 4740

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.

Presenters: Rebecca Mounsey and Karl Lacis

To register for this event you will require an Insight account

If you already have an Insight account, click the “registration” button below to sign in and register.

If you don’t have an Insight account: 

  1. Click the “registration” button below
  2. Click “sign up here” - complete all questions
  3. Click “register” (this will finalise the process of creating your Insight account)
  4. You will then be taken back to this training page – you must click the “registration” button at the bottom of the page again to register for the training
  5. Check your details are correct and fill in any missing information 
  6. Click “register” at the bottom of the page 

*If you have registered correctly, the message “congratulations, you are now registered for this workshop” will pop up on your screen and you will receive an email confirmation shortly after.

If you have any problems with this process, please call Insight on 07 3837 5655. 

NB: Participants are 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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