Inviting Victorian adult AOD sector practitioners who see clients aged 16 – 21 to participate in this free 1-day training!

July 2017 - in two locations: Hastings & Hoppers Crossing

We want to build on the extensive skills and experience of AOD sector workers by providing a developmental overlay to their existing capabilities, to increase engagement and effectiveness with adolescent clients.

Topic areas:

The Youth Support and Advocacy Service (YSAS)  has launched a School Presentation Service!

Our presentations are developed from an evidence-base of ‘what works’ in school drug education programs.

School presentations by YSAS are supported by over 20 years of direct practice with young people who have substance-related problems.

Our goal:

To empower student choices through education about drugs and alcohol

The learning outcomes can be discussed to meet the needs of your teachers and students.

The Young Parents AOD Toolbox provides easily accessible and effective information for the supporters and carers of young families and substance use.

Helping you to help them. Everything you need at your fingertips.


A new brochure describing the care planning model “Care Planning for Resilience” has been published by YSAS and the Centre for Youth AOD Practice Development.

Care Planning for Resilience applies evidence from developmental science and resilience research, and has the purpose of creating a motivating plan which addresses the issues that matter to the young person.

New Section in the Out of Home Care Toolbox

The team at the Centre for Youth AOD Practice Development are pleased to announce the release of a new section in the Out Of Home Care Toolbox on Emotion Regulation. This introductory section has been written in a style to directly address a young person, or to give their carers a way of talking about, and tools to assist their young person with intense emotions. 



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