This report contributes to a more comprehensive approach to understanding and meeting the training needs of youth AOD workers in responding to Family Violence in Victoria.

Knowing how best to support a young person through a drug withdrawal is important to when working with vulnerable young people. The Adolescent Withdrawal Guidelines has been created to help support anyone working with substance use and young people.

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.

The purpose of this report is to provide policy makers and service planners with a deeper understanding of the Youth AOD service system in Victoria as well as offer recommendations to advance practice within the current system. Substance misuse and dependence continues to be a leading cause of harm for Victorian young people and their families.

The aim of this report was to provide youth practitioners and policy makers with the opportunity to contribute to the conversation about best practice in the Youth AOD field, whilst advancing their knowledge and skills in working with young people.


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