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Active Listening

To engage in active listening means concentrating on the messages being spoken and conveyed by another, whilst ensuring that the message you convey is one of being receptive and responsive.

Duration: 29 mins
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Aggression & potentially violent situations

Some young people find it difficult to express anger and frustration in a constructive way and at times aggressive behaviour and violence is the result, requiring workers at times to manage these situations.

Duration: 68 mins
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Blood-Borne Viruses

Practitioners working with young people who may be exposed to BBV are well positioned to provide education about BBV transmission and prevention.

Duration: 9 mins
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Building Motivation

Motivation is the “why” – why we do what we do, what meaning we make of our intentions, actions and effort. In terms of supporting behaviour change, we need a good why before the how becomes relevant or likely to be effective.

Duration: 20 mins
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Engaging Young People

Whether you are working with young people, their families or even communities, creating a connection – engaging – is key.  In its simplest form engagement is about getting the young person to come back.  

Duration: 50 mins
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Family & Domestic Violence

This course was developed by Odyssey House Victoria to provide knoweldge aboout Family Violence and practice approaches when working with clients. 

Duration: 47 mins
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How to be a great Youth AOD Practitioner!

At first glance it may seem that what a youth worker does is simple – tuning into a young person, often in an informal context. But underneath that casual veneer is a highly developed set of principles that guide the work, and create a rich environment for positive experiences for young people.

Duration: 30.5 mins
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Introduction to Adolescent Development

Adolescence is not a uniform process but rather a dynamic period of development characterised by rapid change.

Duration: 30.5 mins
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Introduction to Alcohol & Other Drugs (AOD)

Knowing more about drugs and how they impact the young person can help you better understand how to support and empathise with them. This also helps you anticipate the kind of difficulties a young person may face, particularly those who are finding change difficult.

 

Duration: 32 mins
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Introduction to Developmentally-sensitive Practice

Youth AOD clients range from 10 to 25 years of age. The adolescent transition is not linear and consistent, rather, individuals move back and forth between orientations towards childhood and adulthood. As such, working with young people demands a high level of flexibility and adaptability from practitioners. 

Duration: 9 mins
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Living Skills for young people

Living Skills are an individual’s ability to ensure their healthy and sustainable functioning. Whether these practical actions involve securing food or taking a nap, underpinning the need for practical action is the idea of ‘mindfulness’, or first simply ‘noticing’ the need exists.

Duration: 81 mins
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Principles of Trauma-Informed Care

Trauma-informed Care is a strengths-based framework based in an understanding of the impact of trauma, and which emphasises physical, psychological and emotional safety, while creating opportunities for survivors to rebuild a sense of control and empowerment.

Duration: 52 mins
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Safer Injecting

Whilst injecting substances is an attractive method of use for some young people, it carries many risks. This course provides detailed information on reducing all risks associated with intecting, which can then be used to educate young people at risk. 

Duration: 31 mins
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Understanding and Responding to Substance Use amongst Young People for Carers

 

Acknowledgement of Country

YSAS acknowledges the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first inhabitants of the nation and the traditional custodians of the lands and waters of Australia, and  pay respect to all Elders – past, present and emerging.

 

Duration: 59.5 mins
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Working with Youth in the Adult AOD System

The Victorian AOD Sector is separated into two systems. The Youth AOD system offers support for young people from 12-25 years old while the Adult System provides AOD services to anyone over 16 years old. This Course offers a comprehensive developmental overlay for workers in the adult sector who see clients age 16 - 21.  

Duration: 66.5 mins
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Youth AOD Frameworks Course

This course contains the pre-session content for the Youth AOD Frameworks course. This course is designed to provide practitioners with the knowledge and skills to practice in a consistent, evidence-informed and accountable way. It was developed by YSAS with the support of DHHS Workforce Development.

Duration: 458 mins
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