Friday, 28 March 2014

Youth AOD Practice Summit
“Advancing Youth AOD Practice”

Working with the most vulnerable young people around their needs and AOD use is a specialised and yet diverse area. This Summit provided Practitioners with the opportunity to contribute to the conversation about best practice in this field, while advancing their knowledge and skills in working with young people.

The Summit included and encouraged the use of social media technologies to create a collaborative and lively engagement with participants, with the goal of creating a Summit Report to identify key issues for the youth AOD sector reform. (Forthcoming)

Our keynote speaker was the highly respected and engaging Professor Iain McGregor from University of Sydney, who specialises in psychopharmacology.

Youth AOD Practice Summit “Advancing Youth AOD Practice” took place on the 28th of March.
Participants had the opportunity choose from Workshops to advance their knowledge and skills in the areas of:
  • Trauma and young people in youth AOD work
  • Self-injury & youth AOD work
  • Motivational Interviewing in the ‘real world’
  • Using Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) with young people
  • Treatment of Methamphetamine problems
  • Emerging Drugs: The challenges of responding to the next generation of drugs

The Summit was launched by Mr Craig Ondarchie MP, and featured an interactive Plenary session to ask participants
‘How do we advance Youth AOD practice?’.

There was also the launch of an exciting new sector-wide initiative for practitioners, plus a unique opportunity to hear from young people who have been in the care of the youth AOD sector.


The event was SOLD OUT.

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