Connect & Learn: Role of risk in adolescent development – young people and drug use

20 Sep 2018

This webinar uncovers the role of risk in the processes of adolescence and their drug use, and presents ways to create opportunities for constructive risk taking to reduce dangerous behaviours.

Summary

This webinar uncovers the role of risk in the processes of adolescence and their drug use, and presents ways to create opportunities for constructive risk taking to reduce dangerous behaviours.

Through understanding why adolescents use drugs and how this relates to adolescent development as well as understanding other drivers of risk will help us recognise how risk relates to resilience and how to work constructively with risk.

Presenter

Geoff Bayldon is an experienced Youth Worker, and is a Senior Trainer and Practice Consultant. He has worked at YSAS for 14 years, across many programs, including Outreach, Day Program, Drug Withdrawal Unit, and long-term Residential Rehabilitation.

Geoff is currently providing ‘Understanding Methamphetamines’ training across Victoria to Human Service organisations, and as part of the Beginning Practice program at Child Protection.

Geoff is also a qualified VET trainer and assessor, and recently delivering and assessing AOD competencies at Melbourne Polytechnic.

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About Connect & Learn

This is the ninth in a series of 10 case-based webinars funded by DHHS, designed to support AOD clinicians throughout regional Victoria and metropolitan Victoria.

Webinars will be presented by experienced clinicians currently working in the AOD sector and facilitated by Turning Point.