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Young People and Drugs

by Dovetail

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  • Date & time
    Wed. 4 Oct 2023
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • location
    Maxine Brush Community Meeting Place, Philip Street Precinct, 1 Pengelly Street, Gladstone, QLD 4680

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, 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: Karen Petty and Karl Lacis

Please note: no catering will be provided. There will be access to kitchen with fridge, microwave and tea/coffee making facilities.

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.