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Understanding Adolescent Risk-Taking and Drug Use – May 23rd -CALDU20190523 (Cancelled 17/05/2019 – no registrations)

Thursday May 23, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

$290 – $330


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Course description: Risk is an essential element of adolescent development, providing opportunity for young people to expand their limits and understand the world. It is also our responsibility to protect young people from potential harm. Drug use in adolescence can create risks and potential harms, which practitioners can respond to using the approaches explored in this training.

Learning outcomes:

 Understand the role of risk in adolescent development
 Understand the different functions of substance use for adolescents
 Learn how young people assess and respond to risk, including ‘hot’ and ‘cold’ cognition
 Plan alternative risk opportunities for young people
 Learn how to balance the need for healthy developmental risk whilst fulfilling your duty of care

About the trainer:

Geoff Bayldon
Bachelor of Community Mental Health & Alcohol and other Drugs
Geoff Bayldon is an experienced Youth Worker, and is a Senior Trainer and Practice Consultant. He has worked at the Youth Support and Advocacy Service (YSAS) for 14 years, across many programs, including Outreach, Day Program, Drug Withdrawal Unit, and long-term Residential Rehabilitation. Geoff has extensive training experience. He is the principal trainer of “Understanding Methamphetamine” training for Human Service workers in Victoria and all new Child Protection practitioners. Geoff has also provided competency-based training in AOD for Melbourne Polytechnic Communities Services students.

Who should attend?

This workshop will benefit anyone who works with children, young people and families where there is a risk of exposure to methamphetamines. This includes child protection, family violence, out of home care, youth justice, social workers, case managers, carers, youth workers, teachers, school-based staff, nurses, mental health workers and counsellors.


Thursday May 23
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
$290 – $330
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Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare
Level 5, 50 Market St
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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03 9614 1577

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