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Orygen: the National Centre for Excellence in Youth Mental Health
Read – professional reading
Available from the library database
Jordan, C. J., & Andersen, S. L. (2017). Sensitive periods of substance abuse: Early risk for the transition to dependence. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 25(1), 29-44.
Kay, G., Kendall, E., & Dark, F. (2017). Are Hearing Voices Networks Compatible with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Psychosis?. Australian Social Work, 70(3), 312-323.
Kurtz, S. P., Buttram, M. E., Pagano, M. E., & Surratt, H. L. (2017). A randomized trial of brief assessment interventions for young adults who use drugs in the club scene. Journal Of Substance Abuse Treatment, 78(1), 64-73.
Williams, E. C., Lapham, G. T., Bobb, J. F., Rubinsky, A. D., Catz, S. L., Shortreed, S. M., & … Bradley, K. A. (2017). Documented brief intervention not associated with resolution of unhealthy alcohol use one year later among VA patients living with HIV. Journal Of Substance Abuse Treatment, 78(1), 8-14.
Wilson, S. R., Rodda, S., Lubman, D. I., Manning, V., & Yap, M. B. (2017). How online counselling can support partners of individuals with problem alcohol or other drug use. Journal Of Substance Abuse Treatment, 78(1), 56-62.
Open Access Articles
Open access online journal
Alcohol and Alcoholism: Offers free online access to all articles over 12 months old
QUT ePrints: an open access repository of the university’s research
e-Book of the month
Saethre, E. (2013). Illness Is a Weapon : Indigenous Identity and Enduring Afflictions. Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press.
Illness Is a Weapon presents an engaging portrayal of the everyday experience of disease in a remote Australian Aboriginal community. While chronic Aboriginal ill health has become an important national issue in Australia, Saethre breaks new ground by locating sickness within the daily lives of Indigenous people. Drawing on more than a decade of ethnographic research in the Northern Territory, Saethre explores the factors structuring ill health, the tactics individuals use to negotiate these realities, and the ways in which disease and medical narratives are employed to construct, manage, and challenge social relations. Reframing current debates, this book argues that disease and suffering have become powerful expressions of Indigenous identity. Through dialogues and interactions, Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people engage in a reciprocal discussion about the past, present, and future of indigeneity.Rarely is disease and suffering understood as a form of protest, and in Illness Is a Weapon, Saethre confronts the stark reality of the current contest between all parties in this struggle. As Saethre explains,’Cursing at nurses, refusing to take medication, and accepting acute illness as unremarkable is simultaneously an act of defiance and a rejection of vulnerability.’ (Copied from book description)
Free to download for all HOA staff from the library catalogue on work computers. Ask the staff if you need remote access
Attend – informal learning sessions, journal club, seminar series
Stayed tuned for Insight Qld Semester 2 Training but online induction modules which are a prerequisite to some of the courses are available. To access and download them visit www.insightqld.org
Attend – conferences
International Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Misuse Conference
21-23 August, Stamford Plaza Hotel, Brisbane
Highlighting a holistic approach to alcohol and drug programs
Cost-$650-1200. Register here
National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre: Changing the Game: 30 years of drug and alcohol research
Sydney, October 3-4
Examining the changes that have occurred over the last 30 years and presenting cutting edge research in treatment, prevention and policy.
Cost $250-500. For more details click here
Listen – podcasts, webinars
Visit Insight’s YouTube channel for free webinars
NHMRC Substance Use Webinars. Access on demand
Assessed learning – short courses, certificates, diplomas, bachelors, post-grad
Learning to Teach Online
Free online course aiming to teach educators how to improve their online or blended teaching practices. It runs over 6 weeks and involves 3-4 hours study per week. Starts on 14/08/2017. For more details and to enrol click here