Engaging with families and significant others in the AOD sector

This course will raise your awareness and develop your skills and knowledge for engaging and supporting families and significant others of people with substance use issues. Learn online.

Complex needs capable

Learn how to better support clients with complex needs, with a particular focus on cognitive impairment and criminal justice contact. Current topics include:

  • What we mean by complex needs and why it’s important for AOD workers to consider it in their and their organisations practice
  • What cognitive impairment is and how you can identify it
  • Strategies that you can implement in your practice

A number of topics will be added over time to this course. Learn online.

Magistrates early referral into treatment (MERIT)

The MERIT program provides early referral into treatment, away from the criminal justice system for eligible clients. MERIT differs from other drug court initiatives as all legal, supervision and treatment issues are dealt with by a single team of case workers.This module was developed by the Health Education Training Institute and is hosted by NADA in collaboration with the NSW Ministry of Health. Learn online.

Asking the question: Recommended gender and sexuality indicators

For an organisation or service delivery to be inclusive of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people and communities, it means taking into account a person’s lived experience of gender identity, sexual orientation, body diversity and intersex status. This module aims to build the capacity of alcohol and other drugs (AOD) workers and organisations to be LGBTI inclusive, by providing guidance on gender and sexuality indicators that can be implemented to meet the specific needs of all clients. This resource has been developed by ACON, in partnership with NADA and Central and Eastern Sydney PHN. Learn online.