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Young People and AOD Project

In response to the current and emerging needs, our Project Worker, Britt Guy, will be refocusing energy on providing support to services that work with young people who use alcohol and other drugs (AOD).
 
This project will hold four youth forums in Darwin, Katherine, Tennant Creek and Alice Springs in November 2020. More information can be found on these forums below including dates and times.

The forums will focus on providing best practice training in working with young people and holistic care models, while also building region specific networks and future planning. 

AADANT encourages all community services working with young people to come together to explore how they can collaborate more often to enhance the service a young person receives in the Northern Territory. 

Britt can be contacted by email at project2@aadant.org.au or on 0499 980 600. Please note that Britt works Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Youth Forums 2020

 

The Association of Alcohol and other Drug Agencies NT (AADANT) will be holding Youth Forums in Darwin, Katherine, Tennant Creek and Alice Springs in November 2020. 

The forums will focus on providing best practice training in working with young people and holistic care models, while also building region specific networks and future planning. 

These forums encourage all community services working with young people to come together to explore how they can collaborate more often to enhance the service a young person receives in the Northern Territory. 

Attendance is free to organisations who work with young people experiencing AOD use. Please contact Britt Guy project2@aadant.org.au for more information. 

Please see the dates and locations below. More information will be available closer to the dates. 

LOCATION DATE VENUE TIME
Tennant Creek, NT Monday 2 November 2020 TBD 9:00AM-5:00PM
Alice Springs, NT Thursday 5 November 2020 DoubleTree Hilton 9:00AM-5:00PM
Darwin, NT Thursday 12 November 2020 Adina Vibe Waterfront Apartment Hotel 9:00AM-5:00PM
Katherine, NT Tuesday 17 November 2020 TBD 9:00AM-5:00PM

Registration is open, please click here to access a registration form. 

A schedule of presenters and events will be released soon.

 

Emerging Lessons Learnt from Online Engagement

As our world changed rapidly in 2020 due to COVID-19 most of our communication and services moved online. For those supporting clients with AOD concerns this has required a complete rethink on how one-on-one service delivery can be achieved for clients.

At AADANT we have been meeting with the NT Youth AOD Services sector fortnightly on Zoom. Through these conversations key learnings have emerged about online engagement with young people.

Please read the lessons learned document here.

Monthly Zoom Meetings

Britt will be facilitating monthly Zoom service meetings for AOD services working with young people across the NT with a focus on providing a place to connect, support each other and to feed your needs and concerns through AADANT for representation to government. We are hoping to make this a place to articulate challenges, and collectively problem solve. Meetings will be held every second Wednesday. Please see meeting schedule below for upcoming meetings and times.

Date Time Zoom Link
Wednesday 7 October 2020 10:00AM-11:30AM https://zoom.us/j/922032819
Resources

Free Online and Phone Youth Counselling Services - click here
Virtual Activities for Young People created by Office of Youth Affairs - click here

We will be working on providing resources to support your work including:

  • Updates on what other youth services and recreational providers are doing within your regions.
  • National best practice insight for working with clients during COVID 19
  • Working with you to create online and physical resources and messaging to support your work.

AADANT is working to maintain a repository of practical resources on our website to support services in response to COVID-19 which can be found here.

Professional Development

YOUTH GENERAL

Youth Support and Advocacy Service - Youth AOD Toolbox

Open Doors - Perspectives on Working with LGBTIQAP+ Sistergirl & Brotherboy Young People - click here

Dots and the Brain - Neuroplasticity

Trauma and the Brain from Youth AOD Organisation Dovetail - click here

Care Planning for Resilience from The Centre of Youth AOD Research and Practice - click here

Responding to inhalant use in Queensland - click here

Managing Disclosure in Therapeutic Relationships: Video by Dr Karen Hallam, YSAS Melbourne - click here

COVID-19 SPECIFIC

Training in telephone counselling for AOD - click here

Tip sheet on supporting clients through COVID-19 Tips for Alcohol and Drug Workers - click here

Emerging Minds Supporting children during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic - click here

We will be updating this page with information, support and resources for young people living in the Northern Territory. Please return often to see the latest updates.