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Youth AOD services network

Network update

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.

Ongoing activities

The network meets four times a year. Past training activities include:

Date Training Provider
July 2014 Resilience building in young people Black Dog Institute
February 2015 Psychopharmacology and young people Iain McGregor
 February 2016 Young people and methamphetamine Dr Suzie Hudson
November 2016 Prevention and de-escalation of crisis in young people Misha Thomas
May 2017 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 ana@nada.org.au.