This one-day workshop is designed for any worker who wants to develop a broad understanding of psychoactive drugs and a basic knowledge and skillset in how to support someone who may be experiencing problematic substance use. Topics covered include:
- history of substance use, statistics, prevalence and rates of use
- key substance types, effects and patterns of use
- understanding harm and substance dependence
- values, language, stigma and discrimination
- the Transtheoretical Model (Stages of Change)
- aims and objectives of AOD treatment
- basic assessment and brief interventions
- basic harm reduction
- where to go for more information, training and support
This workshop requires a pre-reading. A link is sent upon registration.
To attend the virtual classroom please ensure:
- Your device has reliable internet to stream video and audio
- Your camera is able to remain on for the full duration of the workshop (except during designated breaks or as advised by the facilitator) and you have a microphone to enable you to engage in activities and discussions;
- You have access to the participant workbook (either electronically on a second screen, or a printed copy);
- You are in a quiet, appropriate space with minimal distractions;
- You are logged in on an individual device (do not join workshop as a group with other registered or non-registered participants).
NB. This workshop is open to QUEENSLAND workers only.