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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.

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.

With support from the Sidney Myer Fund, the Centre for Youth AOD Practice Development at YSAS has created a resource for Resi Care workers and Foster Carers. The OoHC Toolbox contains information and guidance on responding to common issues faced by the young people in OoHC, including substance use, self-injury, sexualised behaviours and mental health concerns. Check out the Toolbox at oohctoolbox.org.au.

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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