Education

Our training courses have been developed for practitioners working with young people with AOD and related problems. Our sessions focus on deepening understanding, building skills, and developing capabilities.

Our training program is underpinned by over 20 years of practice wisdom from supporting young people experiencing problematic substance use, and a research program to understand the function and meaning of substance use, and the development and resilience of young people.

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.

"I would like to extend my gratitude for yesterday's workshop, it was so informative and enabled us to gain a better understanding and insight to what it feels like for young adults and their experiences. We had great fun learning and it was great to have someone so open to ask questions without judgement, it was very obvious to us how passionate you feel about working with young adults. We all felt very inspired and motivated with our decision to work with people in the community."  (Workforce development - Gippsland)

Youth AOD Learning Hub

The Youth AOD Learning Hub has been developed. It provides practitioners with a structured, guided course through the skills and knowledge necessary to be effective in Youth AOD practice. Clinical supervisors will also be able to utilise the Hub through the Reflective Practice Guides for Supervisors provided with each Course. 

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