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November 10, 2017

WEBINAR ON FASD IN THE YOUTH JUSTICE SYSTEM: WEDNESDAY 29TH NOVEMBER 12PM

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) is a lifelong condition relating to permanent brain damage caused by fetal alcohol exposure.  The majority of young people who have FASD live with significant cognitive, behavioural and learning difficulties.  Being FASD informed is important for all workers who support young people. The Australian Indigenous Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre is hosting a free webinar on FASD on Wednesday 29 November with guest presenter Dr Raewyn Mutch from the Alcohol, Pregnancy and FASD department at Telethon Kids Institute.  The webinar will run for approximately one hour, and will discuss FASD with a focus on the prevalence of FASD in the youth justice system.

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August 4, 2017

INSIGHT TRAINING AND WEBINAR CALENDAR: OUT NOW

Insight has released the semester two training and webinar calendar for semester 2 of 2017.  The training calendar includes a range of free full day and part day workshops on topics including "Culturally secure AOD practice", "Introduction to motivational interviewing" and "An introduction to mindfulness for AOD".  The training workshops are happening in Brisbane, Cairns and Townsville and are likely to book out quickly.  The Insight webinar series happens every Wednesday morning from 10am live in person at the Biala BUilding in Brisbane, or broadcast live online. This semester includes a webinar from the Queensland AIDS Council on "How to better meet the needs of your LGBTI clients" on Wednesday 30th of August, and Dovetail's own Cameron Francis will be presenting on Wednesday 6th of September "A trip through the garden" which provides an overview of a range of different psychoactive plants and fungus.

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July 7, 2017

NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR THE QUEENSLAND LGBTI ROUNDTABLE

The Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services is seeking expressions of interest from people who would like to contribute to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex Roundtable for a two year term commencing in 2017.  Nominations are being sought from LGBTI Queenslanders and their allies who have experience supporting and advancing the interests of LGBTI Queenslanders, are involved in LGBTI community initiatives, have well developed community networks, and who can attend three meetings per year.

Find out more or nominate here.

 


 

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May 19, 2017

AUSTRALIAN YOUTH AOD CONFERENCE: AUGUST 17 & 18

The 2017 Australian Youth AOD Conference will be held in Melbourne on August 17 and 18. The theme for the conference this year is "Identity" and will explore how young people develop their identity, how these identities can change and grow, and how youth workers can have a positive influence on this process. The conference will provide an opportunity to examine practice and learn about new and emerging ideas with a range of practice advancement workshops and keynote presentations. The conference will also give workers an opportunity to meet their colleagues, form connections and celebrate the unique work done in this field. Registrations are now open and early bird closes on July 1st 2017.

Read more about the conference and register here.



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April 21, 2017

GENOGRAMS: WHEN A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS

Dovetail developed a short video on developing a genogram back in 2016, and we wanted to share it again for those of you who haven't come across it yet. A Genogram is a useful tool for workers to help gather information about a young person's family and the quality of their relationships with significant others. This video shows workers how to use genograms in practice, as well as a symbol key so you can start doing your own genograms today! Watch "Genograms: When a picture is worth a thousand words"

For more information about working with young people and their families, you can order free copies of Dovetail's Guide 5 "Working With Families and Significant Others" by sending us an email at info@dovetail.org.au, or you can view the guide online at this link.

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March 3, 2017

WALK ON THE WILD SIDE 2017: CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

The Walk on the Wild Side (WOWS) Symposium is an annual one day event for Queensland clinicians working in the field of alcohol and other drug treatment. The 2017 event will be held at the Royal Brisbane and Women's' Hospital Education Centre on Friday the 12 May.

Clinicians are being invited to submit abstracts to present on research, projects, challenging clinical issues and clinical initiatives in their workplace. The presentation judged as the overall audience favourite will receive an espresso coffee machine to take back to their workplace.

Register for the event or find out more about submitting an abstract here.

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February 17, 2017

NATIONAL YOUTH WEEK 2017: 31ST OF MARCH TO 9TH OF APRIL

National Youth Week 2017 is coming up, and it's time to think of events for your region. The theme of this year's National Youth Week is "Be bold, Be brave, Be you."  You can register your event online at the Queensland Youth Week website, which also includes everything you need to run a Youth Week event, including invites, certificates, promotional posters and social media materials. Coinciding with National Youth Week is the launch of the YMCA Queensland Youth Parliament, which is currently calling for nominations.

Find out more about National Youth Week here

Find out more about the YMCA Queensland Youth Parliament here

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November 18, 2016

WALK ON THE WIL SIDE: FRIDAY MAY 12, 2017

Walk on the Wild Side is an annual one-day symposium for health professionals examining substance use and society.  The event will be held at the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital on Friday the 12th of May 2017, so mark it in your diary today.  The program will be released in mid February, and the theme of this year is "Diversity".


For more information phone 3646 1525 or email WOWS10@health.qld.gov.au or go to the Walk on the Wild Side Website

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August 26, 2016

INSIGHT ALCOHOL AND DRUG SEMINAR SERIES AND TRAINING CALENDAR

The Insight Training and Education Unit has released the seminar series and training calendar for semester 2, 2016.  The seminar series happen every Wednesday from 10am - 11am and are broadcast live on the internet and then recorded and made available afterwards on the Insight Vimeo page.  Some of the upcoming presentations that would be of interest to Dovetail subscribers include "Working with high risk families: The Parents Under Pressure Program" by Professor Sharon Dawe on Wednesday November 2nd, and Associate Professor Leanne Hides presenting on "The lowdown on AOD apps and websites" on November 9th. The Insight Training workshops happen in Brisbane at the Biala Building, and includes Dovetail's "Young people and drugs" training on Thursday 15th of September, and "Crystal Clear: How to respond effectively to methamphetamine use".  All of the Insight Training workshops are free of charge, and they book out fast.


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August 26, 2016

HOW DOES ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUG USE AFFECT THE ADOLESCENT BRAIN?

The team at Positive Choices are hosting a free webinar on Thursday September 1st from 3pm - 4pm on "The maturing adolescent brain: Implications for the prevention of drug and alcohol problems." The webinar is presented by Dr Louise Mewton and will include an overview of the changes that occur in the adolescent brain, and the implications of these changes for the prevention of alcohol and other drug problems.

To find out more or to register for the webinar click here.

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