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Dovetail provides advice and support to workers, organisations and communities who engage with young people affected by alcohol and drug use.
Read – professional reading
Available from the library database
Open Access Articles
Open access online journal
Headspace resource library contains links to resource for young people, families and health professionals
Project Air Strategy contains resources including factsheets and videos focusing on borderline personality disorder
e-Book of the month
Kerry, S. (2018). Trans Dilemmas : Living in Australia’s Remote Areas and in Aboriginal Communities. London: Routledge
Trans Dilemmas presents the findings of a three-year research project which examined the lived experiences of trans people in Australia’s Northern Territory. The book argues that whilst trans people, who live in remote areas, experience issues which may not be distinct from those living in urban areas and the inner-city, these issues can be aggravated by geographic and demographic factors. By conducting online surveys and in-depth interviews, Stephen Kerry brings to light the issues for transgender people which are compounded by living in sparsely populated, remote communities. Namely social isolation, maintaining relationships with friends, family and partners, and the difficulties accessing health care. The book also includes significant findings on the experiences and treatment of Australia’s trans Aboriginal people, also known as sistergirls and brotherboys. An analysis of first-person narratives by sistergirls and brotherboys reveals the racism within predominantly white trans communities and transphobia within traditional Aboriginal communities, which they are uniquely faced with. Trans Dilemmas represents an important contribution to contemporary research into the lives of transgender Australians. It gives a voice to those transgender people living in the more isolated communities in Australia, which up until now, have been largely unheard. (copied from EBSCO site)
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 various Queensland locations including:
6th July, 9:00-16:30 at Cairns: AOD relapse prevention and management. Prerequistite- online induction module 6
10th-11th July, 9:00-16:00 at Mackay: Culturally secure AOD practice featuring IRIS
17th July, 9:00-16:30 at Townsville: Introduction to withdrawal management
18th July, 9:00-16:30 at Townsville: Harm reduction 101
26th July, 9:00-16:30 at Sunshine Coast: Introduction to withdrawal management
30th July, 9:00-16:30 at Roma: AOD crash course- introduction to AOD
31st July, 9:00-16:30 at Roma: Crystal clear- responding to methamphetamine use
Online induction modules are a prerequisite to some of the courses. To access and download them visit www.insightqld.org
National comorbidity guidelines free online training and website
The training program consists of 10 training modules that can be completed in any order. Registrants can choose which modules to engage in based on interest and experience. Those wishing to receive a certificate of completion must complete all modules (in any order) and successfully complete all quizzes.
At the end of each module, registrants will be presented with a quiz. All questions must be answered correctly before the module is completed, but there is no limit to how many times the quiz can be taken. Incorrect answers will refer participants to relevant sections of the Guidelines website.
At the completion of all modules, training participants will receive a certificate of completion
Attend – conferences
August 16-17, Melbourne
Theme: Assertive advocacy
Cost: $260-360. Register here
Listen – podcasts, webinars
On Drugs looks through the lenses of history, pop culture and personal experience to understand how drugs have shaped our world. Site includes archive of previous podcasts.