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Read – professional reading
Available from the library database
Hepner, K. A., Watkins, K. E., Farmer, C. M., Rubenstein, L., Pedersen, E. R., & Pincus, H. A. (2017). Quality of care measures for the management of unhealthy alcohol use. Journal Of Substance Abuse Treatment, 76(1), 11-17.
Skelton, E., Tzelepis, F., Shakeshaft, A., Guillaumier, A., Dunlop, A., McCrabb, S., & … Bonevski, B. (2017). Smoking cessation care provision in Australian alcohol and other drug treatment services: A cross-sectional survey of staff self-reported practices. Journal Of Substance Abuse Treatment, 77(1), 101-106.
Sowislo, J. F., Gonet-Wirz, F., Borgwardt, S., Lang, U. E., & Huber, C. G. (2017). Perceived Dangerousness as Related to Psychiatric Symptoms and Psychiatric Service Use – a Vignette Based Representative Population Survey. Scientific Reports, 8(1), 45716.
Verissimo, A. O., & Grella, C. E. (2017). Influence of gender and race/ethnicity on perceived barriers to help-seeking for alcohol or drug problems. Journal Of Substance Abuse Treatment, 75(1), 54-61.
Open Access Articles
Open access online journal
Open access textbooks
e-Book of the month
The Wiley Handbook of Anxiety Disorders by P Emmelkamp
Free to download for all HOA staff from the library catalogue on work computers
Attend – informal learning sessions, journal club, seminar series
Free training sessions at Biala Community Health Centre in Brisbane, unless otherwise specified including:
Online induction modules are a prerequisite to some of the courses. To access and download them visit www.insightqld.org
Family inclusive practice in AOD: 09:00-16:30
Ipswich 02/06/2017, Logan 06/06/2017, Sunshine Coast, 08/08/2017, Brisbane 13/06/2017, Cairns 27/06/17
Introduction to AOD withdrawal for allied health workers
Brisbane 9am, 06/06/2017
Sensory approaches for AOD practice
Brisbane 9am, 15/06/2017
For more information and to register for any of these courses click here
Aboriginal People and Strength Based Practices Within a Drug and Alcohol Setting
June 14 in Sydney
This workshop, hosted by the Network of Alcohol and other Drug Agencies (NADA) is intended for people working in the alcohol and other drug sector (AOD) who have Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients.
This workshop is a follow-up workshop for people who have already completed the Aboriginal Cultural Awareness Workshop.
Upon completion, participants will have a greater understanding of:
- traditional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander practices and AOD
- the role of alcohol in Australia since colonisation
- current statistics around Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and AOD
- impacts of alcohol consumption on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
- effects of high risk consumption of alcohol
- effects of illicit drug use and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
- why some Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people drink and/or take drugs
- the media and public perceptions.
The workshop will use practical strategies and skills, such as case studies, action plans and tools and resources.
The workshop is free of charge to NADA members.
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
International Indigenous Alcohol and Drug Misuse Conference
Mercure Hotel Brisbane 21-23 August 2017
Cost from $850 pp
For more details and to register click here
Listen – podcasts, webinars
June 7- A little less conversation, a little more action: Discover how clients have benefitted from sensory approaches in the treatment of substance misuse
NHRMC Centre for Research Excellence in Mental Health and Substance Use have a series of webinars available to watch anytime on their Vimeo channel
Assessed learning – short courses, certificates, diplomas, bachelors, post-grad
The addicted brain
This is a free online course which runs over 7 weeks and estimates at 3-4 hours work a week. This is a course about addiction to drugs and other behaviors. It will describe what happens in the brain and how this information helps us deal with and overcome addiction. It will also discuss other topics such as government policy and our vulnerability to take drugs.
For more details and to register click here