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Bringing in the family: Young people and drug use

Youth workers! Build your skills and confidence to effectively engage the family of young people you work with to create strengths and opportunities for them. 

Young people engaging in drug use and other problematic behaviours may be experiencing conflict with their families, however the family is often the most valuable resource.

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

Thank you to all workers and young people for participating in ThYNC 2016.

We reached 850 completed forms!   

The census reveals the scale of the drug and alcohol problems affecting young Victorians.

Senior Researcher Dr Karen Hallam said of the 850 young people surveyed between the ages of 14 and 26 who had engaged with alcohol and drug services, almost half were dependent on cannabis and about 11 per cent on alcohol.

 A little snapshot of 850 young people:

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