This snapshot provides an overview of an assertive outreach initiative YSAS established to engage and assist African-born young people experiencing serious substance use related problems. It includes an overview of the initiative and its participants, the key findings and outlines recommendations regarding the enhancement of service provision for this target group as well as implications for engaging emerging refugee communities in the future.

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Bruun, A. & Mitchell, P. (2012). A resource for strengthening therapeutic practice frameworks in youth AOD services. Youth Support and Advocacy Service, Melbourne.

This resource was commissioned by the Victorian Department of Health and further funding was provided by FARE and febfast. It is a practical, evidence-based guide for services and practitioners seeking to assist young people and families to deal effectively with alcohol and other drug-related issues.


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