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FASD Hub Australia: information on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) for Australian health professionals, teachers, justice professionals, service providers, researchers or parents and carers.
Read – professional reading
Available from the library database
- Deacon, R. M., & Mooney‐Somers, J. (2017). Smoking prevalence among lesbian, bisexual and queer women in Sydney remains high: Analysis of trends and correlates. Drug And Alcohol Review, 36(4), 546-554.
- Holzhauer, C. G., Epstein, E. E., Hayaki, J., Marinchak, J. S., McCrady, B. S., & Cook, S. M. (2017). Moderators of sudden gains after sessions addressing emotion regulation among women in treatment for alcohol use. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment.
- Hyshka, E., Anderson, J. T., & Wild, T. C. (2017). Perceived unmet need and barriers to care amongst street‐involved people who use illicit drugs. Drug And Alcohol Review, 36(3), 295-304
McPherson, L. (2017). Kinship Care: Increasing Child Well-being through Practice, Policy and Research. Australian Social Work, 70(4), 515-516.
Tarzia, L., Maxwell, S., Valpied, J., Novy, K., Quake, R., & Hegarty, K. (2017). Sexual violence associated with poor mental health in women attending Australian general practices. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 41(5), 518-523.
Open Access Articles
- Byron, P., Rasmussen, S., Wright Toussaint, D., Lobo, R., Robinson, K. H., & Paradise, B. (2017). ‘You learn from each other’: LGBTIQ Young People’s Mental Health Help-seeking and the RAD Australia Online Directory.
Levy, D. T., Cummings, K. M., Villanti, A. C., Niaura, R., Abrams, D. B., Fong, G. T., & Borland, R. (2017). A framework for evaluating the public health impact of e‐cigarettes and other vaporized nicotine products. Addiction, 112(1), 8-17.
Jiang, H. Livingston, M., Room, R. (2017) Alcohol consumption and liver, pancreatic, head and neck cancers in Australia: Time series analysis. Centre for Alcohol Policy Research
- Queensland Government (2017) Your voice, one vision. Consultation report 2017: Review of the Queensland Mental Health, Drug and Alcohol Strategic Plan 2014–2019
- National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (2017) Australian Drug Trends 2017: Findings from the ecstasy and related drugs reporting system (EDRS)
- Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2017) National Drug Strategy Household Survey 2016: Detailed results
Australian Government Head to Health: National mental health portal
e-Book of the month
Crittenden, P. M. (2014). Attachment and Family Therapy. Maidenhead, Berkshire: McGraw-Hill Education
This book explores an integration of ideas from attachment theory and systemic family therapy including current developments and integrated cases.
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:
- Introduction to motivational interviewing for AOD use – Cairns 01/12/2017, 09:00-16:30. Prerequisite online induction material module 5
- AOD relapse prevention and management – Townsville 10/11/2017; Cairns 27/11/2017, 09:00-16:30. Prerequisite online induction material module 6
- Advanced harm reduction including safer injecting practices – Brisbane 28/11/2107, 09:00-16:30
- Culturally secure AOD practice featuring IRIS (2 day workshop) – Brisbane 20/11/2107 – 21/11/2017, 09:00-16:30
- Crystal clear: responding to methamphetamine use – Brisbane 02/11/2017, 09:00-13:00
Workshops can be either attended in person or via webinar. For more details and to register click here
For Townsville workshops please contact the Mental Health Staff Development Team on (07) 4433 9480 or email MHCAMB@health.qld.gov.au for workshop information
For Cairns please contact Jennifer.Brazier@health.qld.gov.au for workshop information
Online induction modules are a prerequisite to some of the courses. To access and download them visit www.insightqld.org
Attend – conferences
APSAD Scientific Alcohol and Drug Conference, Pullman Melbourne Albert Park. 12-15 November 2017
Full program now available
Registration from $460 – $1070. Online registrations are now closed, contact the conference secretariat: firstname.lastname@example.org or 02 8204 0770
Write – presentations and papers
Get your research published. The Drug an Alcohol Review have published guidelines for authors
Listen – podcasts, webinars
Free webinars on Wednesdays 10:00-11:00 (AEST). Access here
- 01/11/2017: New services for comorbidity – Addiction and Mental Health Short Stay Unit (Dr Shaladran Padayachee and Staff, Addiction and Mental Health Short Stay Unit – Logan Hospital)
- 08/11/2017: Smoking Cessation Clinical Pathway Project: A new approach (Natalie Davis, Health Promotion Officer – Addiction Services, PAH; Deepali Gupta, Senior Pharmacist – Preventative Team PAH)
- 15/11/2017: Treating eating disorders made easy (Associate Professor Warren Ward, Director – QuEDS)
- 22/11/2017: Alt-truth and the post truth world. Where does AOD evidence fit in Trump’s universe? (Dr Jeremy Hayllar, Clinical Director, Metro North Mental Health – Alcohol & Drug Service)
More details here
Assessed learning – short courses, certificates, diplomas, bachelors, post-grad
Psychological First Aid
Learn to provide psychological first aid to people in an emergency by employing the RAPID model: Reflective listening, Assessment of needs, Prioritization, Intervention, and Disposition.
This is a free self-directed online course offered by John Hopkins University, delivered over 5 weeks. It costs 61 USD if you require a certificate. For more details and to enroll click here