In November 2018, the Youth AOD Services Network participated in a workshop on ‘DNA-V: A new model for positive development at any age,’ facilitated by Joseph Ciarrochi.
Joseph Ciarrochi is a professor at the Institute for Positive Psychology and Education at the Australian Catholic University. His research focuses on understanding and promoting flexible strength, the ability to use psychological skills in a way that promotes personal personal growth and builds vitality and valued action.
Feedback was positive, with respondents commending the facilitator for being informative, engaging and entertaining.
About the network
The Youth AOD Services Network is a collective of community based organisations that provide specialist services to young people seeking support for alcohol and other drugs use. The group works together to enhance service provision, develop partnerships and improve referrals. They participate in a range of networking, knowledge exchange and capacity building activities and actively work with NADA to advocate for improved AOD treatment access for young people in New South Wales.
The network meets four times a year. Past training activities include:
Resilience building in young people
Black Dog Institute
Psychopharmacology and young people
Young people and methamphetamine
Dr Suzie Hudson
Prevention and de-escalation of crisis in young people
Working with people in AOD using a Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) approach
Lauren Mullaney, MA Triple Care Farm
If you would like to become a member of the Youth AOD Services Network, please contact Tata at email@example.com.