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									                                                                              Newsletter
                            Alcohol and Other Drugs Youth Capacity Building
                                                                   May 2011
This Newsletter is part of the regional AOD Youth Capacity                  OCS coordinated the submission with input from across the Victorian
Building Role funded by Department of Health, Mental Health,                Government and in consultation with the sector. If you would like to
Drugs and Regions. If you have any comment, events, information             read the Victorian Government‟s submission, please visit:
that you would like included in future newsletters or feedback              http://www.treasury.gov.au/documents/1983/PDF/Victorian
please     don‟t     hesitate    in   contacting      me      at            _Government.pdf
shickford@barwonyouth.org.au                                                The consultation paper is available at:
                                                                            http://www.treasury.gov.au/contentitem.asp?NavId=037&C
                         Notice board                                       ontentID=1934
VAADA 2011 Conference Presentations
Presentations from the 2011 VAADA Conference, Transitions:                  Link to the Better Access Evaluation
people,     policy,  practice    can  be downloaded    at:                  Please find a link to the Better Access Evaluation, below.
http://conference.vaada.org.au/publications                                 The purpose of the Commonwealth Initiative is to improve treatment
                                                                            and management of mental illness within the community.
The Big Issue‟s exciting new venture                                        http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/con
The Big Issue‟s friendly vendors have been a familiar sight on the          tent/mental-ba-eval
streets of Melbourne for the past 14 years. The vendors are homeless
and marginalised Australians who get the opportunity to earn their          iTaNGO takes off
own income and be included in society. It‟s the success of The Big          Infoxchange, in partnership with the Department of Human Services
Issue‟s street vendor program that has lead to the development of The       (DHS) and the Office for the Community Sector, announces the iTango
Women‟s Subscription Enterprise.                                            project. This strategic project aims to equip NFP community
The Women‟s Subscription Enterprise entails yearly subscriptions of         organisations with the knowledge and resources to get the most out of
The Big Issue magazine being sold to businesses. Then, rather than          their information communications technology (ICT) and improve their
selling magazines on the street, disadvantaged women are employed           online communications.
to work indoors, as Dispatch Assistants, collating, sorting and inserting   Keeping up to date with ICT is critical to improving staff organisation,
The Big Issue magazines for distribution each fortnight.                    administration, communication and service delivery.
Revenue generated from the subscriptions is used to provide these           The free Information sessions, tailored to CEOs and organisational
women with wages, training, mentoring and support. It is hoped that         leaders, will provide an introduction to the iTaNGO project and
the work experience, skills and confidence the women will develop           enable senior staff to determine which elements of the project will be
through the program will provide them with a stepping-stone into the        most beneficial to their organisation. Participants will also receive an
mainstream workforce.                                                       overview of the upcoming ICT Planning Workshops, designed for key
If you‟d like to change a woman‟s life and support this unique              ICT staff, and the creation of Community of Practice networks which
program visit: www.thebigissue.org.au/womens                                will be facilitated over the next six months.
                                                                            The iTaNGO information sessions will be held in Geelong on the
AOD Screening and Assessment Project                                        9     May       2011.        To     register,  click   on     the    link:
Turning Point Alcohol & Drug Centre is conducting a study that aims to      http://itangogeelong.eventbrite.com/
enhance AOD treatment accessibility and treatment planning by
improving screening and assessment tools available to the Victorian         Infoxchange wants your bright ideas! - iTango
AOD sector.                                                                 As part of its work on the iTaNGO project, Infoxchange is seeking
The Department of Health funded project involves the development of         your ideas and input to build an accurate picture of what‟s available
an evidence based framework for screening and assessment, including         and useful to NFP community organisations. With an HP Mini netbook
the pilot and evaluation of new AOD screening and assessment                computer up for grabs for the best ICT tip, visit the Infoxchange
instruments, as well as the provision of training. Collaboration and        website        now       to       lodge       your       application!
consultation with the AOD sector are key strategies of the project.         http://www.infoxchange.net.au/news/brightest-ict-tips-wanted
Development of the framework will involve sector consultation,
including seeking the views of AOD consumer representatives via:            ASU Workforce Survey
A needs analysis using a statewide online survey (mid-April 2011)           Some of you will recall in that in 2007 and 2010, we conducted a
          A sector forum (May 2011)                                        nationwide survey of the Social and Community Services Sector
          AOD agency involvement in pilot evaluation (expressions of       workforce, and gathered important data which provided alarming but
           interest will be sought in June 2011)                            useful statistics in identifying the looming workforce crisis for our
The sector will be kept informed of the project activities via regular      sector. These findings have since been used as quantitative evidence
updates on the Turning Point website. www.turningpoint.org.au and           in every analysis of workforce issues in our sector since their release.
promotion at relevant meetings.                                             We are seeking to update this data, by asking you to take 5 minutes
For further information about the project please visit                      to complete the survey again. The results will provide a strong basis
www.turningpoint.org.au and/or contact Dr Lynda Berends                     for comparison of sector workforce changes since 2007, identify
(Principal Researcher) via email lyndab@turningpoint.org.au or              looming trends and form a powerful lobbying tool with decision-
phone (03) 8413 8448 or Jacqui Cameron (Associate Researcher) via           makers and funding bodies as we lead into the all-important decision
email jacquic@turningpoint.org.au or phone (03) 8413 8433.                  period for our historic equal pay case. Please follow the link below
                                                                            and complete this online survey today – deadline for completion is
Scoping Study for a National Not-For-Profit Regulator - Victorian           Friday 27th May. The larger the response rate, the better.
government response submission released                                     Please feel free to forward this link to your colleagues both within
The Victorian Government‟s submission in response to the                    your workplace and your broader networks, whether they are an ASU
Commonwealth Government‟s Consultation Paper – Scoping Study for            member or not, it is open to all workers! Complete the survey here:
a National Not-For-Profit Regulator has now been released. The              http://www.asuvic.asn.au/200250.html
                               Newsletter - Alcohol and Other Drugs Youth Capacity Building

                                      Resources                                      10.02.2011: Interview with Louisa Walsh, co-ordinator of Chronic
    YACVIC‟S NEW RURAL ISSUES E-BULLETIN                                              Disease Self Management courses at Hepatitis C Victoria. File
    The Victorian Rural Youth Services network has a new e-bulletin.
                                                                                      Download (28:54 min / 13 MB)
    Through this bimonthly update, we hope to connect workers with news,
    events, training opportunities and research. If you have an item you‟d           03.02.2011: Interview with Lauren Proudfoot, Young People‟s
    like us to list, please get in touch – we would love to hear from you!            educator, on her new job at Hepatitis C Victoria. File Download
    For several years, the Victorian Rural Youth Services – a network of              (28:51 min / 13 MB)
    workers concerned with young people‟s wellbeing in rural communities
    – has worked with YACVic to promote the need for stronger support              Young people and cannabis use training package - NPIC
    and advocacy in this area. This, in turn, stemmed from a legacy of             This training package has been developed to assist workers in the
    advocacy for rural youth which stretched back to the 1980s.                    field to gain up-to-date information on cannabis the drug, how it is
    We are looking forward to many more events, publications, training             used by young people and to help workers to gain confidence and
    sessions and policy discussions around young people‟s wellbeing, and           competence in dealing with the young people they come into contact
    the workers who support them. Our rural officer, Jessie Mitchell, will         with who want to change their cannabis use.
    be consulting widely around the state, and is eager to hear from those         Much of the learning in this training package can provide a useful
    working in the sector about their successes, concerns and priorities for       background for those who choose to undertake formal courses for
    the      future. To      subscribe      to   the      e-bulletin,  email       which they may wish to claim recognition of prior learning at a future
    rural@yacvic.org.au with „subscribe‟ in the subject line.                      time. In any interaction with a young person, the way that a worker
                                                                                   responds to their needs at that time can greatly facilitate positive
    New report: The impact of social media use on children,                        change. By assisting workers to better understand the complete
    adolescents and families                                                       picture of young people and cannabis use as well as consider the most
    Pediatricians are in a unique position to help families understand             positive methods of interaction with the young person at any
    social media sites, and to urge parents to monitor for potential               particular time in their journey towards change, it is believed positive
    problems with cyberbullying, “Facebook depression", sexting, and               outcomes can be achieved.
    exposure to inappropriate content. To read the full report see the             The overall aim of this training resource is to assist those practitioners
    weblink:http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/cgi/reprint/peds                 working with young people to feel more competent and confident in
                                                                                   their dealings with young people who are wishing to make a change
    .2011-0054v1                                                                   in their cannabis use. This training resource seeks to:
                                                                                             enhance participants‟ understanding of why young people
    Hep Chat shows in 2011 and last program
                                                                                              do and do not use drugs;
    Podcasts for Hep Chat radio programs can be downloaded at:
    www.3cr.org.au/aggregator/sources/5430                                                   enhance participants‟ knowledge of cannabis;
  Hep Chat features comments, views and news about hepatitis C and                           describe who uses cannabis;
  harm reduction. Hep Chat is the radio program of Hepatitis C Victoria                      determine the effects of cannabis;
  Main stories/interviews in 2011 have featured:                                             examine the particular issues for young people who use
    07.04.201: 470th show of Hep Chat, 10th anniversary of                                   cannabis;
     program but also last show of Hep Chat. Interview with Prof Carla                       investigate the particular needs of young people who may
     Treloar, Head of hepatitis C research UNSW, on harm reduction –                          use cannabis;
     the past, the present and the future. File Download (30:31 min /                        investigate issues surrounding change from cannabis use;
     14 MB)                                                                                  encourage good practice procedures for workers in the
    31.03.2011: Interview with Moira Burke on living with hepatitis C                        field.
     and the last ten years. File Download (28:31 min / 13 MB)                     Click on the link below to download a PDF of the self-directed
    24.03.2011: Interview with Linda McInnes, creator and                         package:
     moderator of the Australian Hepatitis C Support website, on their             Young people and cannabis use: a self-directed learning package
     e-discussion list and upcoming concert. File Download (29:45 min              for youth sector workers to assist young people experiencing
                                                                                   cannabis-related difficulties.
     / 14 MB)
    17.03.2011: Short interview with Garry Sattell, Hepatitis C                   At risk youth: a transitory state? The Longitudinal Surveys of
     Victoria Community Co-ordinator, on recent media announcements                Australian Youth
     regarding new treatment for hepatitis C.File Download (29:11                  This briefing paper draws on existing research on 'at risk' youthand
     min / 13 MB)                                                                  some primary data analysis to consider whether being at risk is a
    10.03.2011. Interview with Paul Harvey, Hepatitis NSW, on their               permanent or transitory state. To read the full report see the weblink:
     internet based discussion forum for people with hepatitis C. File             http://www.lsay.edu.au/publications/2342.html
     Download (27:32 min / 13 MB)
                                                                                   New report: Annual alcohol poll: community attitudes and
 Hep Chat 03.03.2011: Interview with Daniel Reeders, Project                      behaviours
     Officer from Multicultural Health Support service, on their new               The Alcohol Education and Rehabilitation Foundation (AERF) have
     hepatitis B public campaign. File Download (27:36 min / 13                    released a new report that states that there there is an increasing
       MB)                                                                         perception that alcohol is a problem, with the vast majority (80%) of
       24.02.2011: Interview with Ella on living with hepatitis C and             the population stating that Australians have a problem with excess
       undergoing successful treatment for it.File Download (29:56                 drinking and alcohol abuse. To read the full report see the weblink:
       min / 14 MB)                                                                http://www.aerf.com.au/showcase/AER%20Foundation%20Annu
                                                                                   al%20Alcohol%20Poll%202011.pdf
      17.02.2011: Interview with Professor Greg Dore, University of
       NSW, on a recent study analysing the effectiveness of available
                                                                                   Victorian Service Finder
       treatments in lowering mortality rates for hepatitis B and hepatitis        VAADA Service Finder has changed its look and some functionalities.
       C. File Download (29:23 min / 14 MB)                                        We aimed at shaping it into a simpler and clear tool. You can now

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search Victorian AOD and PDRS services by region, suburb, postcode,
service element and keyword.
Check it out at http://www.comorbidity.org.au/service_search.

                               Funding

Regional Development Australia grants
Regional Development Australia grants of between $500,000 and
$25 million per project are now open for application through the
following link: www.regional.gov.au/regional/programs/rdaf.aspx
Not-for-profits are eligible to apply. All areas (including all capital
cities) are part of an RDA catchment. You will need to get an RDA
committee to support your application.
Your application will be looked upon more favourably if it enhances
service delivery (e.g. funding for a new purpose built shared building
that allows separate NFPs to work from the same location = better
co-ordination and service effectiveness).
The round one RDA grants close the second week of May, but there
will be at least one other round. It is anticipated that $1 billion will
be available for these grants (although the final amount is linked to
passing of the mining tax).

CREATING CONNECTIONS EDUCATION EMPLOYMENT PATHWAYS
REGIONAL BROKERAGE FUNDING - Barwon South West
Brokerage Funding capped at a maximum $1200 per application.
Target Group
        15 – 25 year olds who are homeless or at risk of
         homelessness and who are supported by either youth
         specific or cross target SAAP and THM services ( including
         refugees )
Purpose
        The brokerage funding aims to assist and support young
         people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, to
         engage and sustain EET pathways.
        Funds can be used for goods and services that are directly
         related to the young person‟s EET pathway Examples may
         be: Course costs, stationery, Travel tickets, Uniform, Work
         boots, computer, Tools of the trade
To get an application go to www.homelessness.vic.gov.au or
contact Alison Goodman Business Administrator Time for Youth on
52232966. Applications close: 17 June 2011

                    Information for Young People

Youth Off The Streets 2011 Scholarship Program
Youth Off the Streets was founded in 1991 by Father Chris Riley to
help young people living on the streets to break the cycle of poverty,
disadvantage and marginalisation and reach their full potential. In
2011 The Youth Off The Streets Scholarship Program is offering over
twenty young people Australia-wide with the opportunity to make
their dreams a reality. Nominations are invited from young people
with genuine talent, ability and determination in any field, including
(but not limited to): education and training; visual or performing arts;
sport; trade skills; and music.
The Selection Committee will be looking for young people who
possess genuine talent or skill and who can demonstrate a clear path
to further their talents with the support of a $5,000 Youth Off The
Streets Scholarship. The 2011 National Scholarship Program is open
for nominations until 6 May 2011. For more information, visit:
http://www.youthoffthestreets.com.au/scholarship-
program/w1/i1001894/




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Professional Development Opportunities                                       provides essential knowledge and information about the drug type
                                                                             and skill training. The content, learning activities and assessment tasks
Highlighted Training is NEW to Newsletter                                    provided ensure participants acquire a proficient understanding of
Boxed Training is training run in the Barwon South West region.              forms of ATS used, patterns and prevalence of misuse, pharmacology,
                                                                             signs and symptoms of ATS use, withdrawal and toxicity
                             Qualifications                                  Certificate IV Alcohol & Other Drugs
AOD Competencies delivered by YSAS                                           This qualification is aimed at AOD service practitioners working with
The following individual units, or a combination of units packaged to        clients whose lives may be affected by alcohol or other drugs use. This
suit the needs of different workforces, are available:                       is the minimum qualification standard required for practitioners
                                                                             working in the Alcohol and other Drugs Sector.
CHCAOD408A             Assess the needs of clients with AOD issues           Enrolments: Our courses are conveniently delivered with online
CHCAOD406D            Work with clients who are intoxicated                  flexible learning which means you can study at a time and place that
                                                                             suits your needs. For eligibility and enrolment details visit us online:
CHCAAOD510A           Work effectively with clients with complex             http://www.workskillsweb.net/courses.html
                      alcohol and/or other drug issues
CHCAOD402A            Work effectively in the alcohol and other drugs                                  Other Training
                      sector                                                 Caraniche Training - February to June 2011
                                                                             If you have any questions please contact on 8412 7111 or
For more information go to: http://www.ysas.org.au/education-and-
                                                                             training@caraniche.com.au    Also    refer  to   our     website
training/units                                                               www.caraniche.com.au for more details about the content of these
                                                                             and other trainings.
Certificate IV Training and Assessment (TAE40110)
Odessey House currently has training places available in the
Certificate IV Training and Assessment (TAE40110) qualification.                                             May 2011
Certificate IV Training and Assessment (TAE40110) is priced at               2-3 May 2011
$1,275.                                                                      Counselling Training for AOD Workers: Acceptance & Commitment
The Certificate IV in Training and Assessment course is conveniently         Therapy Training
delivered with online flexible learning which means you can study at a       Training is designed to offer workers the opportunity to orient, refresh
time and place that suits your needs. For eligibility and enrolment          as well as build on existing counselling skills and knowledge. Skill
details call or visit us online, and payment plans are available.            development will form a critical component of the training.
Enquiries and registration contact Fiona on 03 9420 7644 or email            Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is one of the new 3rd
studentadmin@odyssey.org.au             For Details & Enrolments:            generation behaviour therapies and takes an unconventional stance on
http://www.workskillsweb.net/taa_info.html                                   some westernised concepts of health and wellbeing. ACT focuses on
                                                                             an individual‟s behaviour and its context but does not emphasise
CHC50208 Diploma in Community Services (Alcohol and Other                    symptom reduction. The goal of ACT is greater psychological
Drugs) 2011 - $550                                                           flexibility through mindful, values guided action.
For eligibility and enrolment details visit us online:                       This training will explore the six interrelated core processes of ACT
www.workskillsweb.net/SkillsVicFund09.html. Enrolments: Online               and the core intervention strategies that have been shown to be useful
here and click apply now. Further information online at                      with a range of clinical concerns.
www.workskillsweb.net/dip_info.html. Contact Sariah on 03 9420               For        more       info       or      to      enrol      go        to:
7644 or email studentadmin@odyssey.org.au.                                   http://www.turningpoint.org.au/e&t/Flyer%20ACT%202011%20(Fin
                                                                             al).pdf
Odyssey House Victoria AOD - Training Update
We also provide Recognition of Prior Learning pathways through               May 3
interview and assessment.                                                    “Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender & Intersex (GLBTI) issues
Diploma in Community Services (Alcohol and Other Drugs)                      and homelessness.”
This qualification is aimed at AOD clinicians, nurses and other AOD          This one day course aims to raise awareness about the isolation and
sector workers who are working in or aspire to work as coordinators          discrimination faced by GLBTI people in the community and improve
or other management roles and those who wish to enhance their                their access to the homelessness service system.
practitioner skills.                                                         What participants will gain by attending this workshop:
Alcohol & Other Drugs / Mental Health Skill Set For Health                   * More understanding of why people who identify as GLBTI may be
Professionals                                                                at more risk of homelessness
The AOD Skill Set equips individuals who hold a Certificate IV               * More knowledge of the housing needs of people who identi fy as
AOD/MH or a tertiary health, social or behavioural science                   GLBTI
qualification with the entry level requirement for the AOD sector.           * Practical tips on how to create welcoming services for GLBTI
Completion of this skill set ensures new practitioners have the skills and   experiencing homelessness
knowledge required to work in the AOD and MH sectors                         The cost of this workshop will be $38.50. Lunch and refreshments will
Dual Diagnosis / Co-occurring AOD / Mental Health                            be provided.
This course is intended for individuals who have been working in the         The training will be held at the Colac Area Health Service, 2-28
AOD or MH sector for two years or more. Units include an orientation         Connor Street, Colac from 10am-4pm and presented by Sue
to each sectors, assessing client needs and treatment planning.              Hackney, (the WayOut Project)
Delivery is online blended with live assessment tasks. The units are         To register please notify Andrew Edgar on 5232 5176 or at
accredited and nationally recognised. The Skill Set units include:           ajedgar.cah@swarh.vic.gov.au
Working with Clients with Amphetamine Type Stimulant Issues                  You will be invoiced and receive a notification via the Council to
The accredited course is designed for workers in health, justice, youth,     Homeless Persons.
employment, housing and other sectors where ATS users are likely to
present without necessarily wanting to consult an AOD service. It            3 May 2011
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Pregnancy, Parenthood, and Drugs Free forum! - Warrnambool                 5th May
Anex invites you to discuss the complex issues surrounding illicit drug    Working with Forensic & Anti-Social Clients
use, pregnancy and parenting. This free forum will be conducted by         This workshop is targeted at clinicians, workers and case-managers
Anex and the Women‟s Alcohol and Drug Services, Royal Women‟s              working with clients with current or past histories of offending
Hospital.                                                                  behaviour. The session provides participants with a greater
Pregnancy and parenthood are major life events that create a wide          understanding of the psychology of offending and anti-social
range of emotions for women, their partners and family. Illicit drug       behaviour, an overview of personality, a description around the
use can add further stress to an already challenging situation, giving     different ways that offending and substance use can interact,
rise to complex issues and experiences.                                    assessment indicators around risk, and practical strategies for working
Research conducted by Anex shows that women who are pregnant or            with this client group with an emphasis on boundaries and worker self-
parenting and using illicit drugs are often isolated from mainstream       care. Information about the prison experience is also provided assist
health services and community support. They do not have ready              in understanding prison culture and any trauma that may have
access to accurate information, or know how to find and link with          resulted. If you have any questions please contact on 8412 7111 or
good pregnancy health care.                                                training@caraniche.com.au        Also    refer    to    our     website
In addition, many women and their partners fear discrimination,            www.caraniche.com.au for more details about the content of these
judgement and the involvement of authorities. They may not access          and other trainings.
health services because of ignorance or fear. Women using illicit
drugs and/or alcohol have special physical and emotional health            5th May 7:30 – 8:45 pm
needs which must be carefully managed to ensure both mother and            Dealing with Suicidality
child are healthy.                                                         Chris Mackey continues to offer a further series of free public talks on
A copy of our new resource „Keeping mum and baby happy and                 mental health and wellbeing. These topics relate to not only those
healthy‟ will be available at each forum.                                  seeking or providing mental health services, but also to family
You can sign-up for the Warrnambool session by visiting                    members and the wider public in gaining a greater understanding of
http://www.anex.org.au/pregnancy                                           mental health issues.

2-4 May 2011                                                               The first talk of the 2011 series is on Dealing With Suicidality. This
6th International Drugs and Young People Conference                        talk is offered again by popular request and will cover similar
Our theme "Making the Connections" reflects a number of important          aspects as a talk given in September 2010 which was the most well
issues: understanding the complexity and interaction of factors which      received of any talks Chris has offered. Chris will talk about his thirty
influence and impact on young people lives; the opportunity for            years' experience of treating clients with suicidal tendencies and will
diverse sectors to meet and exchange knowledge and expertise; and          suggest strategies for dealing with those who may be suicidal. He will
translating research into practice. The theme also refers to the           also describe what he learnt from his own experience of suffering,
growing importance of social media and technology in young peoples‟        and then recovering from, persistent suicidal thoughts lasting for
lives today and its potential role. Another focus will be on recognising   several months around the time he was hospitalized for depression
and celebrating the role that young people themselves are playing in       twenty years ago. It is hoped that the talk will promote an optimistic
addressing drug use in the community.                                      attitude to what can be learnt from awareness gained from the
For more information: www.6th-international-drugs-and-young-               struggle to transcend suicidal thoughts, even though the process can be
people-conference.com.au                                                   very painful.
                                                                           The full schedule of talks for 2011 is listed on the Free Public Talks
4 May 2011 (OR August 17)                                                  page of our website. www.chrismackey.com.au
Presentation Skills                                                        Please feel free to contact our administration team if you have any
Build your confidence and skill in making stimulating presentations. Are   enquiries or would like to be placed on the email reminder service for
you daunted by the prospect of speaking in front of an audience?           the talks.
Few people are naturals at making presentations. Learn                     All talks are held at 7:30 pm – 8.45pm at the Geelong West Town
• Techniques to engage your audience                                       Hall – Supper Room on the dates below. Please note the entrance to
• Structure your presentation                                              the Supper Room is on the East side of the Geelong West Town Hall
• how to get your message across                                           near the Geelong West Library.
• use appropriate body language
• manage those „public speaking nerves‟.                                   7 & 14 May 2011
Cost: $215 (Includes GST). 9.00 – 4.30. (Lunch and notes provided)         BEST Plus training for youth and family clinicians
To register: www.teamtraining.com.au/courses1.htm or contact Tony          Ttwo day clinical training program in Behaviour Exchange Systems
@       The     Training    Team       0418       134     709 or Email:    Training (BEST Plus). This 2 day training program enables clinicians to
info@teamtraining.com.au                                                   run the BEST Plus program with parents and families -to assist them to
                                                                           better manage their young persons‟ drug and alcohol abuse, mental
4th May                                                                    health problems and/or challenging behaviours. Cost is $195 or early
Sexual Health: Annual Chlamydia Screening Annual Screening                 bird $155 (book before 7/2/11), students with current student card
Prevention of HPV (Wart Virus)                                             $95. Cost includes a copy of the manual, with resources for clients and
The WHO (World Health Organisation) recommends annual                      therapist for each session of the 8 week BEST Program. The training
Chlamydia screening of the 18-25 year old age bracket. This can be         runs over two consecutive Saturdays (7th and 14th May 2010) to suit
done with a simple, confidential and free urine test. An information       working clinicians, and includes a manual for the program as part of
night will be held from 7:00-8:30pm at Kardinia Health, 2 –18 Colac        the fee. It will be held in Carlton, Melbourne. Please contact Melanie
Road, Belmont. Presenters: Dr Michael Robertsand Dr Jane Opie,             for enquires or a registration form on Phone 5227 8415 or email
General       Practitioner.  RSVP:    29th     April    to    email:       melanieb@deakin.edu.au
admin@kardiniahealth.com.au or phone 03 5202 9333 Gold
Coin Donation                                                              10 May
                                                                           Mind Matters Training for all education staff - Staff Wellbeing

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Staff wellbeing can impact on student mental health and wellbeing.           Research conducted by Anex shows that women who are pregnant or
This module explores beliefs about the role of the school as well as a       parenting and using illicit drugs are often isolated from mainstream
range of strategies to improve staff wellbeing. The role of                  health services and community support. They do not have ready
professional development and how to authentically engage all staff in        access to accurate information, or know how to find and link with
the whole school approach to mental health and wellbeing. Schools            good pregnancy health care.
plan their implementation and reflect on how they evaluate their             In addition, many women and their partners fear discrimination,
progress in this area. Time: 9am – 4pm at Geelong Conference                 judgement and the involvement of authorities. They may not access
Centre (GCC), Adams Court, Eastern Park, Geelong. Please register            health services because of ignorance or fear. Women using illicit
online at: www.mindmatters.edu.au                                            drugs and/or alcohol have special physical and emotional health
                                                                             needs which must be carefully managed to ensure both mother and
11 May 2011 (OR August 24)                                                   child are healthy.
Professional Supervision Skills                                              A copy of our new resource „Keeping mum and baby happy and
Theoretical frameworks and practical skills for health and community         healthy‟ will be available at each forum.
service professionals who are required to provide supervision of             You can sign-up for the Geelong session by visiting
professional practice.                                                       http://www.anex.org.au/pregnancy
• What is it and why do it?
• Alfred Kadushin‟s model explained                                          19 May 2011
• Six essential supervisory skills – when and how to use them                Pharmacotherapy Training
• Preparing yourself and your supervisee                                      The pharmacotherapy training is designed to provide alcohol and
• Establishing a supervision agreement                                       other drug workers a greater understanding of the
• Giving feedback                                                            pharmacotherapies available for the treatment of drug dependence
• Case studies                                                               in particular opioid/heroin dependence. It will update workers with
• Dilemmas and how to deal with them                                         the latest developments of pharmacotherapy treatment including new
• Self care                                                                  medications and guidelines. Some of the topics covered in the one-
Cost: $215 (Includes GST). 9.00 - 4.30. (Lunch & manual included). To        day training include the following:
register: www.teamtraining.com.au/courses1.htm or contact Tony @                       Opioid use and dependence
The        Training      Team         0418      134        709 or Email:               Treatment options available for opioid dependence
info@teamtraining.com.au                                                                including aims, advantages and disadvantages
                                                                                       Pharmacology of medications for treatment of opioid
12 May 2011                                                                             dependence
Cross cultural Training Workshop                                                       Basic regulatory frameworks around administration of
Free 4 hour training session in cross-cultural competence. It is essential              pharmacotherapy treatments
for a high quality of services for all staff to be competent &                         Starting,      maintaining     and    withdrawing      from
responsive to people from a CALD background. The Ermha Origins                          pharmacotherapy treatment
Program would like to invite you to share their experiences whilst                     Withdrawal treatment for opioid dependence
giving you enhanced skills & tools of how to work with this client
group. The workshop will include:                                                      Future treatments for opioid dependence
* reviewing your local population spread: Who lives in my client area                  Brief outline of pharmacotherapies for treatment of alcohol,
& why? & What does that mean for my daily work?                                         nicotine and psychostimulants.
* cultural diversity & mental health: How do these two fit within our        This training is free to Department of Health funded AOD Workers.
understanding of mental health? The too hard basket? Or How to               For        more        info      or      to     Enrol      go       to:
work with diverse beliefs of mental illness?                                 http://www.turningpoint.org.au/e&t/Flyer%20Pharmacotherapies%2
* Living the life of a refugee … We will be going on an imaginary            02011%20Early%20%20(Final).pdf
journey of the life of a refugee.
* interpreter training, incl. practical exercises & meeting the              23 May 2011
interpreter: Do‟s & Don‟ts when using an interpreter, Easy ways of           Establishing a workplace giving program – Free workshop
following „the rules‟, How does an interpreter feel? „Take away‟             Does your organisation have Deductable Gift Recipient (DGR) status?
material as quick reminders                                                  Is your NFP in need of an alternative, sustainable source of funding?
The training will run from 8.45am – 1pm at Encompass Community               Are you keen to hear approaches that will help you take advantage
Services, 400 Pakington Street, Geelong … because cultural diversity         of workplace giving programs? If so, this workshop is for you..
is everyone‟s business! Room                                                 The Office for the Community Sector has partnered with the Victorian
by Friday, 06/05/2011 via email: g.prestia@ermha.org or call 03              Council of Social Service (VCOSS) and the Victorian Employers‟
5221 7022. Please include in the RSVP your name and the agency               Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VECCI) to provide a workshop to
you represent.                                                               assist NFP community organisations (with DGR status) to establish an
                                                                             effective workplace giving program.
                                                                             This two hour workshop will explain how workplace giving works; give
17 May 2011                                                                  an insight into how other organisations have established workplace
Pregnancy, Parenthood, and Drugs Free forum! - Geelong                       giving programs and how to demonstrate the benefits of workplace
Anex invites you to discuss the complex issues surrounding illicit drug      giving to business.
use, pregnancy and parenting. This free forum will be conducted by           The workshop will feature Adam Posner, CEO and founder of
Anex and the Women‟s Alcohol and Drug Services, Royal Women‟s                Directivity Marketing, who will illustrate the „4 steps to a corporate
Hospital.                                                                    partnership‟, ensuring each organisation walks away with a plan for
Pregnancy and parenthood are major life events that create a wide            engaging corporate support for its work. You will also take away the
range of emotions for women, their partners and family. Illicit drug         new step by step guide on establishing workplace giving, developed
use can add further stress to an already challenging situation, giving       by the Office for the Community Sector.
rise to complex issues and experiences.                                      The workshop will be held from 9am-11am at VECCI offices – Level 5
                                                                             Function Centre, 486 Albert Street, East Melbourne. If you are
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interested in attending, please contact Thomas George on 9208 3688        -Mind Australia, Heidelberg Learn more about the benefits of remote
or email thomas.george@dpcd.vic.gov.au                                    phone and video conferencing and how to implement this kind of
                                                                          system. Contact: James Kent, jkent@mindaustralia.org.au or (03)
23 May 2011                                                               9455 7965
INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH PROMOTION
This four hour short course has been designed for staff from a range      26-27 May
of organisations with limited knowledge or experience in health           Clinical Placements Summit
promotion. The course aims to introduce participants to foundation        It is my pleasure to inform you that the Department of Health will be
principles and practice of Health Promotion. On completion of this        hosting the inaugural Clinical Placements Summit at the MCG, 26-27
interactive program, participants will be able to:                        May 2011. The Summit will focus on ways of building the Victorian
* Identify the key features and values of health promotion.               health system's capacity for high-quality clinical placements through
* Provide a brief description of the social model of health and           partnerships, best practice, innovation, research, governance and
identify the determinants of health for an issue.                         planning. Victorian stakeholders, from health and education providers,
* Categorise interventions and strategies using the integrated health     with an interest in clinical placements are invited to attend the summit
promotion framework.                                                      and I would like to strongly encourage all of you to do so.
* Articulate and explain what health promotion is and recognise           Attendance at the summit is free, with catering provided for the two
health promotion practices within their own work roles.                   days, including an official launch to be held at the conclusion of the
The training is free and will be held 10.00am – 2.30pm at Bellarine       first day of the summit to formally launch the Clinical Placement
Community Health, Nelson Road, Point Lonsdale (Health Education           Networks and the Victorian Clinical Placements Council.
Room) Registrations close: 16th May 2011                                  A call for abstracts is currently open for those interested in presenting
Registrations & enquiries to populationhealth@barwonhealth.org.au         at the summit. I encourage anyone who is doing interesting and
Lunch and refreshments provided.                                          innovative work in the area of clinical placements to consider
                                                                          submitting an abstract to share their knowledge and experiences with
23-24 May 2011                                                            other summit attendees. Full details on abstracts and their submission
 The Fifth Annual Conference of the International Society for the         can        be       found         on     the        summit       website.
Study of Drug Policy                                                      I wholeheartedly encourage everyone to register to attend the summit
Utrecht, Netherlands; hosted by the Trimbos Institute                     and to consider contributing to the program of this exciting event by
Further information is available at http://www.trimbos.org/trimbos-       submitting an abstract. For all details on the Clinical Placements
international/agenda/issdp-conference-2011                                Summit, go to the website, http://www.health.vic.gov.au/vcpsummit

23-24 May 2011                                                            27 – 28 May 2011
Working with Groups Training for Alcohol and Other Drug Workers           Mental Health Nurses in Primary Care: Exhibiting, Owning and
This two-day workshop is designed to introduce workers to the             Evaluating our Practice
planning, coordinating and running of groups for clients across a         Mental health nursing is asserting its rightful place in primary care.
range of settings. Areas to be covered include: the practicalities of     Mental health nurses are providing an array of services across a
running groups, the stages of group development, awareness of group       diversity of practice settings. At this conference we are aiming to
dynamics and the roles of group members. The emphasis will be on          learn more about this broad scope of practice, what currently exists
psycho-educational groups utilising an experiential approach. Issues      and the likely future directions. However, that is not enough: We know
related to running psychotherapeutic or insight-oriented groups will      what we do is important – that it makes a difference; it is time to start
NOT be addressed. A generic national competency, “Plan and                proving it.
conduct group activities”, informs the content of this two-day            Pre-conference workshops will be held on the afternoon of Thursday
workshop. This workshop targets workers with little or no background      26 May:
in group interventions or prior group training, but assumes prior                   Research Workshop convened by Professor Michael
knowledge and skills in counselling, interviewing and assessment.                    Hazelton. At this workshop you will learn how to evaluate
To        register       or        more         info       go      to:               the impact of your practice for your clients.
http://www.turningpoint.org.au/e&t/Flyer%20Working%20with%20                        Credentialing Workshoprun by the ACMHN Credentialing
Groups%202011%20Early%20(Final).pdf                                                  team. At this workshop you will learn what is needed to
                                                                                     become credentialed and get advice and tips on how to
25 May 2011                                                                          prepare your credentialing application.
THE POWER OF POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY: Practical Strategies for                More details on how to register:
Maximizing Clients' Resilience and Strength                               http://www.acmhn.org/component/content/article/1-latest-
Delivered by TATRA Corporate & Allied Health Training Services and        news/281-primary-mental-health-care-conference.html
presented by David Nowell, PhD. This high energy seminar will
highlight what we've learned from a decade of positive psychology,        30 May – 1st June 2011
as it applies to:                                                         NATIONAL YOUTH CONFERENCE 2011
          mental health and substance abuse disorders                    AYAC (Australian Youth Affairs Coalition) is excited to announce that
          trauma-related disorders                                       our national conference will be held at the Sydney Convention and
          challenging behaviours in young people (including classroom    Exhibition Centre in Darling Harbour from Monday May 30th to
           behaviours)                                                    Wednesday June 1st 2011.
          intellectual and physical disability                           This will be the first national youth affairs conference in Australia in 4
Cost $295. Venue Darebin Arts & Entertainment Centre. To register         years. The conference will bring together young people, youth
go                  to                Registration             Form or    workers, government representatives, researchers and others with an
www.tatratraining.com/files/POPRegForm.pdf                                interest in youth to discuss current issues and emerging trends amongst
                                                                          Australia's young people.
25 May 2011                                                               Details     of    the     conference      are    now    available,     (on
ICT Innovation Workshops - metropolitan area                              http://www.ayac.org.au/about/) but please put the dates in your
                                                                          diary for what will undoubtedly be one of the highlights of 2011!
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                                                                          Anyone who is responsible for managing staff, business owners, human
                               June 2011                                  resources, directors, senior managers and CEO's should attend
June 1 (OR August 29 OR November 24)                                      VECCI partnering with Small Business Victoria
Team Leaders‟ Workshop                                                    VECCI will be partnering with Small Business Victoria to bring the
A „hands on‟ day for people in a team leadership role:                    Mobile Business Centre to this event. The Mobile Business Centre
• Tools to assess your team‟s functioning                                 provides small businesses with free mentoring and face-to-face
• Strategies for creating effective teamwork                              assistance in areas including marketing, finance, human resources and
• Leading in an environment of change                                     sales. Information Officers will be in attendance to offer assistance,
• Dealing with difficulties.                                              advice and access to resources including:
Cost: $235 (Includes GST). 9.00 - 5.00. (Lunch & manual included). To     * Signing up for a Business Victoria Account and Newsletter Update
register: www.teamtraining.com.au/courses1.htm or contact Tony @          * Workshops and Seminars
The       Training        Team       0418     134      709 or Email:      * Small Business Festival events
info@teamtraining.com.au                                                  * Access to the Business Victoria website
                                                                          * Big Help for Small Business information guide
2nd June                                                                  For more information please visit www.business.vic.gov.au/mbc. Don't
Child Sexual Behaviours and Development: How to Assess and                miss this valuable opportunity!
Understand                                                                Please note that this briefing is a catered event. Details will be
For those who work with children it can often be difficult to determine   provided upon confirmation. The briefing will be held at Geelong
if sexual behaviours are a normal part of development or a sign of        Conference Centre (The Auditorium), 2 Adams Court, Eastern Gardens,
potential issues that need further exploration. This training will help   East Geelong, 3219 from 9.00-11.00am. The cost is $50 for
you to understand the difference between normal and concerning            Members         and       $75      for     non      members.     Click
sexual behaviours in children and assist you to develop skills in         https://www.vecci.org.au/Join_VECCI_Today/Register/Pages/defaul
responding appropriately. Topics Covered Include:                         t.aspx?EventCode=BRE7444 to register online. Alternatively, contact
• Understanding children‟s sexual behaviour                               VECCI on 8662 5333 for more information or Download a
• Normal and inappropriate sexual behaviour                               registration form
• Responding to children‟s sexual behaviour, including mandatory
reporting guidelines.                                                     6-7 June
Training will be held at Lifeline, 1 McKillop St Geelong from 9.30am-     Strengths Based Approach to Practice. Strengths to the Max:
3.30pm. For More Information or to register please go to                  Building Cultures of Strengths.
www.casa.org.au or Email admin@barwoncasa.org                             This two day workshop will cover the principles, frameworks and skills
                                                                          relevant to working from a strength based approach.
2nd June                                                                  The strengths based approach recognises that growth and change are
Motivational Interviewing                                                 built on people‟s strengths and capacities.
This interactive and very popular workshop introduces the foundations     Working with people from a strength based approach recognizes the
of Motivational Interviewing, a useful technique for assisting case       structural and cultural barriers that constrain people‟s empowerment
managers and counsellor workers with clients who are ambivalent           and ability to change.
about changing harmful or self-defeating behaviours. The session          The workshop will introduce participants to conversational techniques
assists non-clinicians and clinicians alike to practice some of the key   and processes to assist strengths based practice. On successful
principles of M.I., and to incorporate them into any setting where        completion of this workshop participants will be able to:
behaviour change is a treatment goal, especially with so-called                                                 alues and framework
„resistant‟ clients. A critique of the Stages of Change model is also
included, to assist workers in matching treatment goals to the client‟s   apply creative ways to open up windows into change
presentation. If you have any questions please contact on 8412 7111
or training@caraniche.com.au Also refer to our website                    Training will be based in Warrnambool and start at 9.30am until
www.caraniche.com.au for more details about the content of these          4.30. Cost is $77.00 (INCL GST) For a registration form contact
and other trainings                                                       hach@britafe.vic.edu.au, or phone 5434 1665

6th June 2011                                                             8 June 2011
VECCI Equal Opportunity Update- Geelong                                   Time and Workload Management
The law is very clear - as an employer, you will be held liable under     Get yourself better organized:
vicarious liability provisions for unlawful discrimination, harassment    • Understand and develop your natural style
and bullying of your staff. Business must take proactive measures to      • Set and negotiate changing priorities
prevent these situations from occurring in your workplace through a       • Deal with the unexpected
variety of interventions, such as ensuring all your employees are         • Lessen stress
aware of each other's rights and responsibilities under the various       • Use Planning tools and strategies
relevant legislation. Recent record payouts and ongoing changes to        • Practical tips for saving time
this area of law, including new changes placing the onus of proof onto    • Suggestions for managing Email.
business mean that you can‟t afford to be in the dark around this         Cost: $215 (Includes GST). 9.00 – 4.30. (Lunch & manual included). To
evolving area.                                                            register: www.teamtraining.com.au/courses1.htm or contact Tony @
These briefings will provide information on:                              The       Training        Team      0418      134      709 or Email:
* Overarching legislation- what has changed                               info@teamtraining.com.au
* Case law and outcomes
* Identify risks for employers in dealing with issues                     9-10th June 2011
* Opportunities to minimise your risk and implement the requirements      2011 Australian Winter School Conference - Concurrent Disorders –
within your workplace                                                     Current Discourses.


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This year‟s Australian Winter School will run over two days on 9 and       VECCI Equal Opportunity Update- Warrnambool BRE7445
10 June, 2011 at the Gold Coast International Hotel in Surfers             The law is very clear - as an employer, you will be held liable under
Paradise.                                                                  vicarious liability provisions for unlawful discrimination, harassment
Plenary speakers include:                                                  and bullying of your staff. Business must take proactive measures to
Dr Ken Minkov, one of the nation‟s leading experts on integrated           prevent these situations from occurring in your workplace through a
treatment of individuals with co-occurring psychiatric and substance       variety of interventions, such as ensuring all your employees are
disorders, and on the development of integrated systems of care for        aware of each other's rights and responsibilities under the various
such individuals.                                                          relevant legislation. Recent record payouts and ongoing changes to
Dr Christie Cline, who developed the design and format of the CCISC        this area of law, including new changes placing the onus of proof onto
Change Agent Approach and the CCISC Change Agent Curriculum                business mean that you cant afford to be in the dark around this
and is a co-author of the CCISC Co-occurring disorder system and           evolving area.
services development and written book chapters on the ethics of co-        These briefings will provide information on:
occurring treatment.                                                       Overarching legislation- what has changed
And many prominent local and interstate speakers.                          Case law and outcomes
The conference will be preceded by a one-day workshop on                   Identify risks for employers in dealing with issues
Wednesday, 8 June entitled:                                                Opportunities to minimise your risk and implement the requirements
Integrated Strength Based Assessment, Intervention, and Recovery           within your workplace
Planning for Individuals and Families with Co-occurring Mental Health      Anyone who is responsible for managing staff, business owners, human
and Substance Use Conditions run by Dr Ken Minkov and Dr Christie          resources, directors, senior managers and CEO's should attend
Cline.                                                                     VECCI partnering with Small Business Victoria
Full details on both the conference and workshop, including a              VECCI will be partnering with Small Business Victoria to bring the
registration form and conference program can be accessed on our            Mobile Business Centre to this event. The Mobile Business Centre
web site at: www.winterschool.info. For more details email:                provides small businesses with free mentoring and face-to-face
winterschool@adfq.org or phone: 07 3834 0214                               assistance in areas including marketing, finance, human resources and
                                                                           sales. Information Officers will be in attendance to offer assistance,
10 June                                                                    advice and access to resources including:
Mind Matters Training for all education staff - Staff Matters              Signing up for a Business Victoria Account and Newsletter Update
Staff wellbeing can impact on student mental health and wellbeing.         Workshops and Seminars
This module explores beliefs about the role of the school as well as a     Small Business Festival events
range of strategies to improve staff wellbeing. The role of                Access to the Business Victoria website
professional development and how to authentically engage all staff in      Big Help for Small Business information guide
the whole school approach to mental health and wellbeing. Schools          For more information please visit www.business.vic.gov.au/mbc. Don't
plan their implementation and reflect on how they evaluate their           miss this valuable opportunity!
progress in this area. Training is free and runs from 9am – 4pm held       Please note that this briefing is a catered event. Details will be
at Regal Cafe, 163 Timor Street, and Warrnambool. Please register          provided upon confirmation. The briefing will be held at Midcity
online at: www.mindmatters.edu.au                                          Warrnambool, 525 Raglan Parade, Warrnambool from 12:30 -
                                                                           14:30. The cost is $50 for Members and $75 for non members.Click
14 June 2011                                                               'Register' to register online. Alternatively, contact VECCI on 8662
 Psychostimulant Training for Health Professionals                         5333 for more information or Download a registration form
This one-day course will assist alcohol and drug workers to manage
and treat opiate dependency. Topics covered include:                       20-23 June 2011
       Why are substitution therapies prescribed?                         2nd Annual Leadership Retreat. New Perspectives
                                                                           The Australasian Housing Institute is excited to announce that the 2nd
       What pharmacotherapies are available?                              Annual Leadership Retreat Registration is now open.
       What is the successful formula for treatment?                      Don‟t miss the early bird registration rate which is available by 7th
       What‟s on the horizon?                                             April 2011!
To register or more information go to:                                     The Leadership Retreat is the annual event for housing industry
http://www.turningpoint.org.au/e&t/Flyer%20Physcostimulant%2020            leaders. During the meeting participants have a great opportunities to
11%20Early%20%20(Final).pdf                                                improve their individual proficiency, make industry connections and
                                                                           build organisational capacity in a distinctly housing context.
10th June                                                                  In 2011 the event will feature a diverse range of experiential
Managing Challenging & Aggressive Behaviours
This practical workshop is designed for administrative, welfare and        workshops and presentations delivered by leading facilitators
clinical staff whose clients present with aggressive and emotionally-      and presenters from around Australia which will challenge
driven behaviours.                                                         conventional thinking, introduce new or alternate ways of doing or
Using the „Predisposing, Precipitating, Perpetuating and Protective‟       seeing things and provide opportunity to practically apply concepts.
factors model as a framework, participants will get to explore the         Session/discussion topics include:
worker, client and context-related factors behind this behaviour.                  Whole brain thinking
Participant will be able to apply five core principles around de-                  New perspectives in housing
escalation and use of the „LASSO‟ technique for managing challenging               Lateral thinking
situations, and apply Assertive Closure when all else fails. If you have           Future possibility
any      questions   please      contact    on   8412        7111     or
                                                                                   Industry leader's debate
training@caraniche.com.au       Also     refer   to     our      website
www.caraniche.com.au for more details about the content of these                   Leading under challenging circumstances
and other trainings.                                                               Understanding the tenant's perspective
                                                                                   Managing upwards
10th June 2011                                                                     Changes and challenges in the housing industry
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         Visioning and strategy                                            Mind Matters Training for all education staff - Level 2 Planning for
         Leading change                                                    Student Wellbeing
         New paradigms for aboriginal housing and homelessness             MindMatters can support your school wellbeing team to lead, plan
          approach                                                          and evaluate an authentic whole school approach for the mental
                                                                            health and wellbeing needs of all your students - keeping students
         Making a difference
                                                                            connected to school and learning. MindMatters tools and models
Leadership Retreat is the exceptional opportunity to network with           based on ten years of successful implementation and evaluation will
industry peers, practice leadership skills and interact with key players.
                                                                            streamline your support for all students, including those experiencing
The retreat will be held at Rydges, Townsville. For more information
                                                                            high needs in mental health. Explore processes that will help you
go to: www.housinginstitute.org/events/events_details.php?id=360            engage all staff and let you know the difference you are making.
                                                                            School wellbeing teams of 3 or more (including a member of the
20 & 27 June 2011                                                           executive team) are invited to register on line. If your team has
Mental Health First Aid                                                     relevant school data on wellbeing please bring this to the PD as it will
This workshop provides skills and knowledge designed to help a              inform your plans and allow you to monitor your progress. Training is
person better recognise and manage a potential or developing                free and runs from 9am – 4pm held at Regal Cafe, 163 Timor Street,
mental health problem in the workplace or community.                        and       Warrnambool.        Please       register      online      at:
Like other first aid courses, it does not train people to diagnose or       www.mindmatters.edu.au
treat health problems; it covers helping people in mental health crisis
situations and/or in the early stages of mental health problems.
                                                                            17August 2011
The two day workshop provides information about depression,
                                                                            Presentation Skills
anxiety disorders, psychosis and substance use disorders.
                                                                            Build your confidence and skill in making stimulating presentations. Are
Mental health crisis situations covered include:
                                                                            you daunted by the prospect of speaking in front of an audience?
                                                                            Few people are naturals at making presentations. Learn
         -suicidal self-injury
                                                                            • Techniques to engage your audience
                                                                            • Structure your presentation
                                                                            • how to get your message across
                                                                            • use appropriate body language
                                                                            • manage those „public speaking nerves‟.
On successful completion of this workshop participants will be able to:
                                                                            Cost: $215 (Includes GST). 9.00 – 4.30. (Lunch and notes provided)
                              l health problems
                                                                            To register: www.teamtraining.com.au/courses1.htm or contact Tony
                                                                            @       The     Training    Team       0418       134     709 or Email:
                                                                            info@teamtraining.com.au

                                                                            24 – 26 August 2011
professional help
                                                                            12th International Mental Health Conference „Personality Disorders:
                                                                            Out of the Darkness‟
This course is the fully-revised program „Edition 2‟ only available from
                                                                            Gold Coast Queensland .The Australian and New Zealand Mental
March 2010. All aspects of the program have been reviewed over
                                                                            Health Association invites you to submit an abstract at
four years by international panels of clinicians, researchers, consumers
                                                                            http://www.anzmh.asn.au/conference2011/call_papers.html.          The
and carers, and all materials completely re-written based on best-
                                                                            conference will explore different types of Personality Disorders and
practice and expert consensus.
                                                                            their effects from Childhood to the Aged with a specific focus on
This training will be held in Geelong from 9am – 5pm daily. The cost
                                                                            Schizophrenia, Eating Disorders, the Effects of Drugs and Alcohol and
is $77.00. For a registration form contact hach@britafe.vic.edu.au, or      Bipolar Disorder. It presents a unique opportunity to bring together
phone 5434 1665                                                             Australia‟s and New Zealand‟s leading academics, practitioners and
                                                                            other mental health professionals. The focus will be on new clinical
June 21 & 22 (OR November 16 & 17)                                          developments, treatments, programs and studies in meeting the
Group Facilitation Skills                                                   challenges faced by people with personality disorders.
An action packed two-day program:
• Enliven and improve the effectiveness of your group programs              24 August 2011
• New ideas and activities                                                  Professional Supervision Skills
• Four keys for effective planning                                          Theoretical frameworks and practical skills for health and community
• Group theory                                                              service professionals who are required to provide supervision of
• Strategies for dealing with difficult dynamics.                           professional practice.
Cost: $395 (Includes GST). 9.00 - 5.00 each day.(Lunches & manual           • What is it and why do it?
included). Run at Hawthorn Campus, The University of Melbourne, 442         • Alfred Kadushin‟s model explained
Auburn Rd. Hawthorn                                                         • Six essential supervisory skills – when and how to use them
To register: http://www.teamtraining.com.au/courses1.htm                    • Preparing yourself and your supervisee
                                                                            • Establishing a supervision agreement
28 June 2011 - ICT Innovation Workshops - metropolitan area                 • Giving feedback
Field, Melbourne CBD                                                        • Case studies
Learn how to use a web portal to support staff working in isolated          • Dilemmas and how to deal with them • Self care
settings to access supervision, collegiate support, learning and            Cost: $215 (Includes GST). 9.00 - 4.30. (Lunch & manual included). To
development.                                                                register: www.teamtraining.com.au/courses1.htm or contact Tony @
Contact: Linda Budd, linda.budd@field.org.au or (03) 8686 5622              The        Training      Team         0418      134        709 or Email:
                                                                            info@teamtraining.com.au
                                  August 2011
3 & 4 August                                                                29 August 2011 (OR November 24)
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Team Leaders‟ Workshop                                                      Chris Mackey continues to offer a further series of free public talks on
A „hands on‟ day for people in a team leadership role:                      mental health and wellbeing. These topics relate to not only those
• Tools to assess your team‟s functioning                                   seeking or providing mental health services, but also to family
• Strategies for creating effective teamwork                                members and the wider public in gaining a greater understanding of
• Leading in an environment of change                                       mental health issues.
• Dealing with difficulties.                                                The full schedule of talks for 2011 is listed on the Free Public Talks
Cost: $235 (Includes GST). 9.00 - 5.00. (Lunch & manual included). To       page of our website. www.chrismackey.com.au
register: www.teamtraining.com.au/courses1.htm or contact Tony @            Please feel free to contact our administration team if you have any
The       Training        Team       0418     134      709 or Email:        enquiries or would like to be placed on the email reminder service for
info@teamtraining.com.au                                                    the talks.
                                                                            All talks are held at 7:30 pm – 8.45pm at the Geelong West Town
                            September 2011                                  Hall – Supper Room on the dates below. Please note the entrance to
8th September                                                               the Supper Room is on the East side of the Geelong West Town Hall
Sexual Development and Sexually Abusive Behaviours in                       near the Geelong West Library.
Adolescents: How to Assess and Understand
Working with adolescents can often present challenging situations,                                      November 2011
especially in relation to sexual relationships and behaviours. In this      10th November
training we will look at what is normal sexual behaviour for                Where is Positive Psychiatry: The limitations of prevailing mental
adolescents and discuss sexual behaviours that require a response.          heath models?
This training will also explore a range of sexually abusive behaviours      Chris Mackey continues to offer a further series of free public talks on
that adolescents may engage in including use of technology such as          mental health and wellbeing. These topics relate to not only those
through “sexting” and the internet. Topics Covered Include:                 seeking or providing mental health services, but also to family
• Understanding adolescent sexual development                               members and the wider public in gaining a greater understanding of
• Normal sexual behaviour and concerning or abusive behaviours              mental health issues.
• Responding to needs, risk and safety issues for adolescents, their        The full schedule of talks for 2011 is listed on the Free Public Talks
families and others                                                         page of our website. www.chrismackey.com.au
• Sexually abusive behaviours, consent and the law including                Please feel free to contact our administration team if you have any
mandatory reporting                                                         enquiries or would like to be placed on the email reminder service for
• Constructing an intervention plan                                         the talks.
Training will be held at Lifeline, 1 McKillop St Geelong from 9.30am-       All talks are held at 7:30 pm – 8.45pm at the Geelong West Town
3.30pm. For More Information or to register please go to                    Hall – Supper Room on the dates below. Please note the entrance to
www.casa.org.au or Email admin@barwoncasa.org                               the Supper Room is on the East side of the Geelong West Town Hall
                                                                            near the Geelong West Library.
8th September
A different View of Bipolar Disorders                                       16 & 17 November
Chris Mackey continues to offer a further series of free public talks on    Group Facilitation Skills
mental health and wellbeing. These topics relate to not only those          An action packed two-day program:
seeking or providing mental health services, but also to family             • Enliven and improve the effectiveness of your group programs
members and the wider public in gaining a greater understanding of          • New ideas and activities
mental health issues.                                                       • Four keys for effective planning
The full schedule of talks for 2011 is listed on the Free Public Talks      • Group theory
page of our website. www.chrismackey.com.au                                 • Strategies for dealing with difficult dynamics.
Please feel free to contact our administration team if you have any         Cost: $395 (Includes GST). 9.00 - 5.00 each day.(Lunches & manual
enquiries or would like to be placed on the email reminder service for      included). Run at Hawthorn Campus, The University of Melbourne, 442
the talks.                                                                  Auburn Rd. Hawthorn
All talks are held at 7:30 pm – 8.45pm at the Geelong West Town             To register: http://www.teamtraining.com.au/courses1.htm
Hall – Supper Room on the dates below. Please note the entrance to
the Supper Room is on the East side of the Geelong West Town Hall           24 November 2011
near the Geelong West Library.                                              Team Leaders‟ Workshop
                                                                            A „hands on‟ day for people in a team leadership role:
9 September                                                                 • Tools to assess your team‟s functioning
Mind Matters Training for all education staff - Staff Wellbeing             • Strategies for creating effective teamwork
Transitions are a part of life and yet they are times when school staff     • Leading in an environment of change
and students can lose their connection with school. This module             • Dealing with difficulties.
explores a range of transitions for students and school staff including     Cost: $235 (Includes GST). 9.00 - 5.00. (Lunch & manual included). To
between schools, regions, cultures, health agencies, work, training and     register: www.teamtraining.com.au/courses1.htm or contact Tony @
care facilities Participants will use a set of principles to successfully   The       Training        Team       0418     134      709 or Email:
plan for successful transitions for school community members. Time:         info@teamtraining.com.au
9am – 4pm at Geelong Conference Centre (GCC), Adams Court,
Eastern      Park,     Geelong.      Please    register    online     at:
www.mindmatters.edu.au

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