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New Publications

27 February 2015

New Publications

Cannabis Makes the Grade: Resource and Powerpoint Slides

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White, M., Roche, A., Trifonoff, A., Matalon, E., & Elkins, K. (2014). Cannabis makes the grade: A resource to support the development of a ‘cannabis competent’ workforce in the AOD sector. Adelaide, South Australia: National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction (NCETA), Flinders University.

Cannabis Makes the Grade: A resource to support the development of a ‘cannabis competent’ workforce in the AOD sector, developed by NCETA. This resource provides guidance to VET practitioners, from frontline trainers and course coordinators through to RTO managers on where and how to incorporate cannabis-related content into AOD training.

The resource uses units of competencies from AOD qualifications in the Community Services Training Package as a mechanism to organise cannabis training content and assessment activities. Training content is aligned to elements and performance criteria, while assessment activities are aligned to underpinning skills and knowledge. 

Three Units of Competency from the AOD qualifications in the Community Services Training Package are provided as a guide to how cannabis content can be folded into teaching programs.  Cannabis-specific learning and assessment activities, aligned to the elements of competency and underpinning skills and knowledge in the units, are provided.

The resource is accompanied by Cannabis Makes the Grade: Exploring cannabis content in accredited AOD traininga set of PowerPoint slides for VET practitioners to use when incorporating cannabis content into their teaching program.

Alcohol Education in Australian Schools: Report and Information Sheet

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Alcohol education: What really works in schools?

 

This information booklet consolidates findings of a systematic review about alcohol education programs in schools. The booklet provides educators with readily accessible information about the programs which have been found to be effective in delaying and/or reducing alcohol use amongst students as well as building resilience. It also details programs which have been demonstrated to have little impact and/or negative effects.

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Grey Matters: Preventing and responding to alcohol and other drug problems among older Australians Information Sheets

EN557_web.png Nicholas, R., & Roche, A.M. (2014). Information Sheet 1: Why the growing use of alcohol and other drugs among older Australians needs attention. (Vol. Information Sheet 1). Adelaide, South Australia: National Centre for Education and Training in Addiction (NCETA), Flinders University.
 EN558_web.png Nicholas, R., & Roche, A.M. (2014). Information Sheet 2: Alcohol and other drug use and healthy ageing: Patterns of use and harm among older Australians. Adelaide, South Australia: National Centre for Education and Training in Addiction (NCETA), Flinders University.
EN559_web.png Nicholas, R., & Roche, A.M. (2014). Information Sheet 3: The silver tsunami: The impact of Australia's ageing population. Adelaide, South Australia: National Centre for Education and Training in Addiction (NCETA), Flinders University.
 EN560_web.png Nicholas, R., & Roche, A.M. (2014). Information Sheet 4: Prevention and screening programs. Adelaide, South Australia: National Centre for Education and Training in Addiction (NCETA), Flinders University.
 EN561_web.png Nicholas, R., & Roche, A.M. (2014). Information Sheet 5: Barriers and enablers to accessing assistance. Adelaide, South Australia: National Centre for Education and Training in Addiction (NCETA), Flinders University.
 EN562_web.png Nicholas, R., & Roche, A.M. (2014). Information Sheet 6: Common substance use co-morbidities. Adelaide, South Australia: National Centre for Education and Training in Addiction (NCETA), Flinders University.
 EN563_web.png Nicholas, R., & Roche, A.M. (2014). Information Sheet 7: Older Australians, opioids and the treatment of pain. Adelaide, South Australia: National Centre for Education and Training in Addiction (NCETA), Flinders University.

Grey Matters: Preventing and responding to alcohol and other drug problems among older Australians Reference List

Nicholas, R., & Roche, A.M. (2014). Grey Matters Information Sheet Series: Reference list and citation details. Adelaide, South Australia: National Centre for Education and Training in Addiction (NCETA), Flinders University.

 

Other Publications

Roche, A., Trifonoff, A., White, M., Evans, K., Battams, S., Adams, V., & Scarfe, A. (2014). From Policy to Implementation: Child and Family Sensitive Practice in the Alcohol and Other Drugs Sector. [pdf 1,744 KB] Civic Square, ACT: Australian National Council on Drugs.

Roche, A., Steenson, T., Trifonoff, A., & Fischer, J. (2014). FundAssist: A toolkit to help non-government alcohol and other drug organisations prepare, plan, and write funding applications. [pdf 4,787 KB] Adelaide, South Australia: National Centre for Education and Training in Addiction (NCETA), Flinders University.

Recent Publications

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Walking a Tightrope. Alcohol and Other Drug Use and Violence: A Guide for Families

Walking a Tightrope is a comprehensive resource for people who have a family member who uses both alcohol and other drugs (AOD) and violence in their relationships. The resource has been produced through a partnership between Family Drug Support (FDS) and NCETA. 

 

National Pharmaceutical Drug Misuse Framework for Action (2012-2015)

The National Pharmaceutical Drug Misuse Framework for Action, developed by an NCETA-led consortium, has now been released by the Australian Government Department of Health. The framework focusses on opioids and benzodiazepines and contains 9 Priority Areas for Action. The Framework aims to reduce the misuse of pharmaceutical drugs and associated harms and enhance the quality use of these drugs without stigmatisation or limiting their accessibility for therapeutic use. 

Only available electronically.

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Hospitality Training is No Piece of Cake! Hospitality Industry Trainees Wellbeing and Alcohol and Drug Use: First Years’ Experiences and Responses

This report presents findings from a series of focus groups undertaken with 2nd year commercial cookery apprentices and interviews with key TAFE NSW and industry informants. The report identifies that employment in the commercial cookery sector of the hospitality industry exposes young new entrants to high levels of risky drinking, drug use, verbal abuse and bullying. These findings have important implications for intervention strategies to improve the wellbeing of first year trainees. Such strategies may also improve first year trainee retention rates.

Only available electronically.


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  • online, click here, or
  • by phoning NCETA on 08 8201 7535, or
  • emailing nceta.flinders.edu.au.