Drug, Alcohol & Self Harm in Young People – Free for Accredited Foster Carers


Drug, Alcohol & Self Harm in Young People – Free for Accredited Foster Carers
Event on 2017-03-16 13:00:00
Drugs, Alcohol & Self Harm Workshop in Young People How drugs work (neuropharmacology) Why do people start using drugs? Why are drugs addictive? Tolerance and withdrawal symptoms Cannabis use and effects Amphetamine/Ice use and effects Ecstasy use and effects Strategies for supporting young people with addictions What is self-harm? Why do people self-harm? Strategies for regulating emotions/arousal states and building a sense connection to others? The facilitator is the psychologist Trent Savill. Trent has over 12 years of experience working with complex and high-risk young people in the child-protection system. He provides consultancy to the Department of Communities (Child Safety) and the non-government sector through intensive in-home therapy to children and families, training to carers and professionals, and coordination of residential care programs. Trent’s primary role now involves consulting with the Department and other agencies around their most complex cases and delivering training around the provision of therapeutic care (Understanding and Responding to Complex Trauma and Attachment). More info: Alex Spengler – CASPA Community Engagement and Media caspa@caspa.asn.au / 0447 567 798 

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