Workforce Development

Workforce development and training opportunities for people working in the alcohol and other drug sector in Western Australia.

 

WACOSS / Shelter WA / WA Department of Health - Online COVID-19 Vaccination Information Sessions for Frontline Workers
Thursday 15 July 2021 - 2.30pm - 3.30pm
Wednesday 21 July 2021 - 3.30pm - 4.30pm
Tuesday 27 July 2021 - 9am - 10am

Frontline community service employees are invited to attend an online info session about the COVID-19 vaccine rollout. Experts will talk about vaccine safety, side effects, how and where vulnerable people can get vaccinated, and give you facts to challenge some of the common myths.

Registrations aren't necessary, just join the COVID-19 Vaccination Information Teams Meeting for a time and date that suits you. For more information contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

360Edge - Emotion regulation skills for alcohol and other drug workers
Wednesday 28 July 2021
Online interactive workshop
Cost: Early Bird $295 / Standard $355
Book 5 or more spaces for your team and save an additional 10% off the earlybird rate
Eligible for 6.5 hours of CPD (self-logged)

We all have strong emotions from time to time. To recognise and self-regulate emotions is a skill that is learned. This workshop will allow you to gain skills to assist your clients to better manage their emotions and identify triggers and respond effectively. Understand how lifestyle factors can impact the ability to regulate emotions and how emotions work and how they interact with thoughts and behaviours.

For more information and to book, visit 360Edge - Emotional Regulation Skills at Eventbrite. Please direct questions to Elaine via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on 1300 988 184.

 

DANA - 'How Can Nurses and Midwives Perform at Our Best When We are Not at Our Best?'
Anchor - Dr Adam Searby. DANA’s President and Deakin University Lecturer
Guest Speakers - Glenn Taylor (Nursing and Midwifery Health Program Victoria) and Mark Aitken (Nurse & Midwife Support)
Thursday 12 August 2021
3.30pm AWST (5.30pm AEST)
Live Webinar

Join DANA's live webinar where DANA will explore the impact of problematic substance use on nurses and midwives.  

Research suggests that nurses and midwives are more susceptible to experiencing a substance related health impairment due to the work and are generally reluctant help-seekers. This is largely due to the fear of being stigmatised and judged, along with the potential for reputational damage and fear of losing our registration and employment.

Fortunately nurses, midwives and students have exclusive access to free, confidential and independent support services which address  this challenge. It  is designed by nurses and provided by experienced nurse and midwife counsellors. 

For free registration, visit DANA- How Can Nurses and Midwives Perform at our Best? at Zoom.

 

Mental Health Commission - Valuable Conversations: Applying trauma informed care and practice (TICP) and motivational interviewing (MI) to alcohol use during pregnancy

Presented by Workforce Development, Mental Health Commission (MHC)
Katanning: 28 - 29 July
Port Hedland: 11 - 12 August
Wyndham: 1 - 2 September
Halls Creek: 13 - 14 September
Fitzory Crossing: 16 -17 September
Tom Price: 13 - 14 October
Kalgoorlie: 3 - 4 November
Esperance: 24 - 25 November
9am to 4.30pm

For more information and to register, download MHC - Valuable Conversations. For enquiries regarding event registrations and other FASD learning opportunities from the MHC, please contact Dionne Aitken via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

360Edge - Motivational interviewing masterclass
Online 2-day interactive workshop
Wednesday 25 and Thursday 26 August 2021
Cost: Early Bird $495 | Standard $655
Book 5 or more spaces for your team and save an additional 10% off the earlybird rate
This workshop is eligible for 13 hours of CPD (self-logged)

Join one of Australia’s most experienced alcohol and other drug trainers in this two day motivational interviewing masterclass for clinicians who want to build and strengthen their core motivational interviewing skills.
Participants will take their motivational interviewing skills to the next level, and will utilise self-reflection and practice to learn advanced skills in applying motivational interviewing to assessment, interventions and responding to therapeutic challenges.

For more information and to book, visit 360Edge - Motivational Interviewing.

Please direct questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 1300 988 184.

 

Non Profit Training - Online Grant Writing Training
Thursday 26 August 2021
8am – 1:30pm AWST
Online
Cost - $280 per person.

Learn the tools and strategies to set up a framework from which your organisation can be ready to apply for any grant with ease.

For more information visit Non Profit Training - Online Grant Writing Training.

 

Murdoch University - Free Training: Family-based intervention for youth alcohol and other drug use and co-occurring mental health issues in Western Australia  

Murdoch University is offering free Behaviour Exchange and Systems Therapy (BEST) facilitator training for clinicians across Western Australia.

BEST is an evidence-based, 8-week, multi-family group program for parents and their young persons (12-24yo) with substance use and/or mental health issues. Previously implemented and evaluated in Victoria, BEST was effective in engaging at-risk youth who initially refused services, reducing their substance use, problem behaviours and mental health symptoms, as well as improving family functioning.

Trained facilitators will gain accreditation through a two-day workshop and supervision in implementing the program in your service. This project is funded by the WA Department of Justice.

For more information, please download  pdf Introduction to the BEST Implementation Project (238 KB)  or contact the Murdoch Research Team on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

ASHM - STI Testing in Primary Care - New online learning for Western Australian health professionals!

In recent years, the incidence of some STIs in Western Australia has been rising at an alarming rate. This year a syphilis outbreak has been declared in metro Perth. It’s more important than ever for Western Australian primary care providers to screen and test for STIs.

ASHM is offering a new online learning module, funded by and developed in collaboration with WA Health. Through interactive quizzes and case studies, Western Australian GPs and other health professionals can develop their skills to confidently discuss sexual health with patients, conduct guideline-based STI screening and testing, and initiate contact tracing.

The module is an accredited learning activity with RACGP and ACRRM, and a certificate of completion is available.

Start learning today at lms.ashm.org.au (search ‘STI Testing’)

Funded by the WA Department of Health Sexual Health and Blood-borne Virus Program.

 

Australian Government - COVID-19 Infection Control Training

This 30-minute online training module is for health care workers in all settings. It covers the fundamentals of infection prevention and control for COVID-19.

Access the online COVID-19 Infection Control Training. More information is also available in the Australian Government Department of Health information sheet Coronavirus (COVID-19) information for health care and residential care workers.

 

Make Smoking History - Smoking Cessation Brief Advice Online Training

The online courses will help staff make conversations about smoking, using the 3-step brief advice model, a regular part of their interactions with clients or patients. It will also increase their knowledge of best practice tobacco dependence treatment, and what services and resources are available to support clients or patients to reduce and quit smoking.

Everyone who works directly with clients or patients should undertake this training.

Visit Make Smoking History for more details.

 

SMART Recovery Australia - Online SMART Recovery Facilitator Training

Learn how to run an online SMART Recovery meeting by completing this six-hour interactive e-learning course. Part 2 of the training is a live and interactive two-hour video conference workshop that will run through simulated meeting scenarios and get you comfortable with facilitating online support groups.

Register at SMART Recovery Australia.

 

Wild Butterfly Documentary Screenings

Nine years in the making, set in WA and meticulously researched. Wild Butterfly is a dramatized documentary that explores the trauma of childhood sexual violence and its relationship to ongoing mental health issues and drug use. It uncovers the hidden story behind a family’s tragic circumstances and opens our eyes to the impacts of social injustices and prejudices that could befall anyone. 

View the Wild Butterfly trailer, find out how to host your own Wild Butterfly screening.

 

Australian Research Webinars

 

Training and Workforce Development Providers

Useful Resources

WANADA provides information about training and workforce development through our e-newsletter FYI.

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Turning Point - Telling Your Story - Professional Development Training  Presenter: Jenny Valentish   Wednesday 3 March 2021 6.30am - 9.30am AWST Online via Zoom Cost: $110 (payable by credit card only).    Jenny Valentish, journalist and author of the memoir Woman of Substances: A Journey into Addiction and Treatment, has created a three-hour workshop designed for clinicians and peer workers to safely help clients write their stories. When an individual writes about their life, or an era of their life, it aids in sense making. There’s a strengthening of a sense of self, a gaining of perspective and perhaps the opportunity to see a bigger picture for the first time.   Who should attend?  AOD workers, peer workers, researchers, students, allied health and welfare workers and others with an interest in the therapeutic power of storytelling.   To register, please visit Turning Point - Telling Your Story.   If you have any queries regarding registration, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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Subject: Get ready for DANA's next great webinar  'How Can Nurses and Midwives Perform at Our Best When We are Not at Our Best?'

 

 

Thursday, August 12th, 2021 at 5:30pm

 

Hi Kim

Join our live webinar where we will explore the impact of problematic substance use on nurses and midwives.  

Research suggests that nurses and midwives are more susceptible to experiencing a substance related health impairment due to our work and that we are generally reluctant help-seekers. This is largely due to our fear of being stigmatised and judged, along with the potential for reputational damage and our fear of losing our registration and employment.

Fortunately nurses, midwives and students have exclusive access to free, confidential and independent support services which address  this challenge. It  is designed by nurses and provided by experienced nurse and midwife counsellors.

 

 

Our guest speakers

 

 

Glenn Taylor (Nursing and Midwifery Health Program Victoria) and Mark Aitken (Nurse & Midwife Support) will share their knowledge and experience which is based on decades of experience in the profession and in supporting their colleagues throughout Victoria and across Australia in recent years. They will discuss the factors which present greatest risk to our health, how to identify these and how and where to find support to address these important challenges.

Our anchor for this event is Dr Adam Searby. As well as being DANA’s president, Adam is a lecturer at Deakin University in Melbourne.  He will speak to a  survey that he is undertaking with Deakin University and  in conjunction with the Victorian Nurse and Midwife Health Program exploring stress and alcohol consumption among Australian nurses.
 

 

 

 

The webinar will be recorded and made available to DANA members.
This is a live webinar so you will have a chance to ask questions (or you can send a question in advance to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

 

 

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