Special training opportunity for practitioners in the Adult AOD sector

Effective work with Adolescents in AOD services

YSAS, with the support of DHHS Workforce Development, would like to invite participants to a 1-day training to increase knowledge and capacity to respond effectively to the needs of adolescents and young people who are seeking support through the adult AOD sector.

Audience: Victorian adult AOD sector practitioners who see clients aged 16 – 21

Cost: Free

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:

  • Adolescent Development
  • Engagement
  • Resilience and related theory
  • Developmentally-appropriate practice
  • Relationship-based practice


Two sessions are being held, both in non-CBD locations to encourage participation by both regional and metro practitioners.

Monday 17th July 2017

10am – 4.00pm

Hastings Community Hub

1973 Frankston - Flinders Rd 

Hastings 3915

Monday 24th July 2017

10am – 4.00pm

Wyndham Youth Resource Centre

86 Derrimut Rd

Hoppers Crossing 3029


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General enquiries to YSAS Training training@ysas.org.au