This unit will introduce students to the social, historical and political contexts of young people and substance use. Students will also be provided with the opportunity to build skills in the assessment and planning of appropriate interventions, advocacy and referral when working with young people who use Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD). An overview of community-based youth specific AOD services will be provided with consideration of evidence based practice models. Students will also explore and analyse drug policy and the impact those policies have on young people in the Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) sector.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):