Government of Western Australia Drug and Alcohol Office

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Working with volatile substance users – Part 2 (KA/ST036)

Tuesday, 18 February 2014
1.30 pm – 5.00 pm

Presented by Angela Rizk, Workforce Development, DAO

About this event

To attend Part 2 training, participants are required to have attended KA/ST036 What is volatile substance use? – Part 1 or other equivalent introductory VSU training.

This workshop will explore the challenges and barriers to working with volatile substance users and provide an overview of current best practice approaches to engaging this group.

Topics will include considerations for effective engagement, intoxication management, assessment models, brief interventions and recommendations from the National Health and Medical Research Council’s Consensus Based Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Volatile Substance Use in Australia. There will also be an opportunity to apply the information using case studies.

Target audience

For health professionals who work directly with volatile substance users

Registration information

While all events are free, places are limited and registration does not guarantee a place at an event. If you are offered a place, we ask that you make a commitment to attend. If you are unable to attend, please let us know as soon as possible – as we may be able to offer your place to another applicant.

Where it is agency policy, you must have your manager’s approval to attend prior to submitting your application.

All events will be held in Perth and venue details will be provided at confirmation.

·        Application deadline date: 3 February 2014
·        Download event application form

Enquiries can be made to Workforce Development Administrative Officers on 9370 0368 or 9370 0327, or by emailing