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Dovetail - Young People and Drugs

by Dovetail

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  • Date & time
    Tue. 6 Aug 2024
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • location
    YETI, 3 Winkworth Street, Bungalow, Cairns

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:

  • history, context, and background to AOD policy in Australia
  • stats and current trends in youth AOD use
  • understanding AOD-related harm
  • responding to AOD-related AOD risk
  • building resilience with young people
  • engagement and assessment
  • matching interventions to readiness for change (stages of change)
  • motivational interviewing concepts and practices
  • practical tips 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.

Please note: This event is catered

Important: To receive a Certificate of Completion for this workshop, participants will need to attend for the full duration of the training. Please ensure your availability prior to registering.

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.