Education

Inviting Victorian adult AOD sector practitioners who see clients aged 16 – 21 to participate in this free 1-day training!

July 2017 - in two locations: Hastings & Hoppers Crossing

We want to build on the extensive skills and experience of AOD sector workers by providing a developmental overlay to their existing capabilities, to increase engagement and effectiveness with adolescent clients.

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The Youth Support and Advocacy Service (YSAS)  has launched a School Presentation Service!

Our presentations are developed from an evidence-base of ‘what works’ in school drug education programs.

School presentations by YSAS are supported by over 20 years of direct practice with young people who have substance-related problems.

Our goal:

To empower student choices through education about drugs and alcohol

The learning outcomes can be discussed to meet the needs of your teachers and students.

We’re inviting foster carers, kinship carers and related case managers to a Free Half-Day Forum. Participants will learn about building resources for young people to reduce the risk of problematic substance use, why young people use drugs, how they are using them and how to reduce harms while engaging in constructive conversations about drug use.

Training dates available:

Sunshine

Visy Cares Hub, 80b Harvester Road

Monday, 1st May - Day Session: 10am - 1pm

Monday, 8th May - Evening Session: 5:30pm - 8:30pm

 Dandenong

Youth-focused AOD Practices (March/April 2017)

We're inviting workers who are supporting young people living in Out of Home Care (OoHC).

Participants will learn why young people use drugs, how they are using them, and how to reduce harms while engaging in constructive conversations around drug use.

Learning outcomes

"I would like to extend my gratitude for yesterday's workshop, it was so informative and enabled us to gain a better understanding and insight to what it feels like for young adults and their experiences. We had great fun learning and it was great to have someone so open to ask questions without judgement, it was very obvious to us how passionate you feel about working with young adults. We all felt very inspired and motivated with our decision to work with people in the community."  (Workforce development - Gippsland)

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