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Drug and alcohol research connections: News about drug and alcohol in Australia
EURAD is a European non-profit drug policy Foundation that advocates a prevention and recovery oriented drug policy at national and international levels.
Read – professional reading
Available from the library database.
Open access online journal
This is worth a read as it was conducted within our organisation.
Comparison of Government and Non-Government Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Treatment Service Delivery for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) CommunityAmy B. Mullens, Jane Fischer, Mary Stewart, Kathryn Kenny, Shane Garvey, and Joseph Debattista. Substance Use & Misuse Vol. 0 , Iss. 0,0
Write – presentations and papers
APSAD Melbourne 2017, Scientific Alcohol & Drug Conference, 12-15 November at the Pullman Albert Park
Call for Sunday Pre-Conference Workshops.
APSAD is currently seeking submissions for Sunday Pre-Conference Workshops from individuals and organisations. They can be half/full-day, clinical and skills based, on, but not limited to AOD and co-morbid issues.If you are interested in running a workshop on Sunday 12th November please contact the conference secretariat for more information.
Attend – informal learning sessions, journal club, seminar series
Free training sessions at Biala Community Health Centre, 270 Roma, Street, Brisbane (unless specified):
Online induction modules are a prerequisite to some of the courses. To access and download them visit www.insightqld.org
AOD Crash Course: 18/05/2017 09:00-16:30- an introductory course for new AOD workers
Introduction to motivational interviewing for AOD use: 04/05/2017 09:00-16:00 – skills for working with ambivalent clients (pre-requisite: Online induction module 5)
AOD relapse prevention and management: 16/05/2017 09:00-16:00 (pre-requisite: Online induction module 6)
Family inclusive practice in AOD: 09:00-16:30
Rockhampton 03/05/2017, Caboolture 10/05/2017, Gold Coast 31/05/2017
Ipswich 02/06/2017, Logan 06/06/2017, Brisbane 13/06/2017
Safer injecting practice: 02/05/2017 09:00-12:00 -includes how to provide quality harm reduction advice
Introduction to AOD clinical supervision: 30/05/2017 09:00-16:00
For further details of any of these courses and to register click here
Journal club (available to Healthy Options workers only) Internal professional development session held in the Annerley boardroom and via Skype meeting. Date: TBC
Attend – conferences
Australian and New Zealand Addiction Conference, 15-17 May 2017,
Mantra on View Hotel, Gold Coast.
Trauma informed counselling; navigating the system; training and support of AOD workers; issues within rural and remote communities; the lived experience and their supporters; emerging trends; cultural safety and sensitivity when working with specific population groups.
Cost from $590-$990
More details available here
Communities in Control: Thought leadership for the not-for-profit sector
An opportunity for not-for-profit workers to get together to see what’s possible
29–30 May, Moonee Valley Racecourse,
McPherson Street, Moonee Ponds, Melbourne
More details available here
Listen – podcasts, webinars
May 03 2017: Attentions bias modification training and its role in AOD treatment
May 10 2017: Preliminary results & discoveries from implementing an AOD capacity building initiative in Logan, QLD
May 17 2017: Elephants in the room
May 24 2017: Psychedelic science – curse or salvation?
May 31 2017: Benefits associated with soft entry approaches to clinical work
Assessed learning – short courses, certificates, diplomas, bachelors, post-grad
This introductory course features six interactive learning modules that encourage learners to reflect and evaluate their current practice and to develop strategies to support children, parents, carers and families where a parent has a mental illness. These free online course takes 6-10 hours to complete and is accessible 24/7.