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April 2020

Victorian AOD Service Providers Conference Webinar Series #2

30 April @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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VAADA has moved the Service Providers Conference online with a series of 4 webinars Webinar 1: Responding to the COVID Crisis: an AOD perspective watch here Webinar 2: Thursday April 30, 10:00 -11:30am Webinar 3: Thursday May 21st 10:00 - 11:30am Webinar 4: Thursday May 28th 10:00 - 11:30am Register Now for Webinar #2  Front line service responses during COVID-19, selected perspectives April 30 - 10:00am - 11:30pm Chaired by Rebecca Lorains, VAADA President, CEO Primary Care Connect The theme for the second Service Provider…

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May 2020

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Tri-peaks webinar series: Not-for-profit governance during COVID-19

14 May @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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What is Tri-Peaks? The Tri-Peaks Project is a collaboration between the Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, the Victorian Healthcare Association and the Victorian Alcohol and Drug Association to support and promote good governance and integrated practices in our sectors. The Tri-Peaks project has partnered with several leading organisations and individuals, including Ernst & Young Australia and Cornwalls Law, to provide expert information on a range of topics from governance to the impact of COVID-19 on separated parents…

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Victorian AOD Service Providers Conference Webinar Series #3

21 May @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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Disaster-proofing the AOD sector Part 1 Webinar 3: Moving through COVID-19: future health service delivery This webinar, and the final webinar the following week, will provide insights and considerations for service delivery as we move through COVID-19.  Starting with two highly experienced health service leaders providing perspectives from ‘outside’ the AOD sector, the webinar will then focus in on the AOD service system with three sector leaders from Windana, Cohealth and Thorne Harbour, outlining preparations for post-COVID 19 service delivery.…

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Tri-Peaks webinar series: Victoria’s New Workplace Manslaughter Laws from 1 July 2020

27 May @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

The new industrial manslaughter laws have been added to the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (Vic) (OHS Act). They will result in a much greater spotlight on compliance with existing OHS laws, as well as introducing a new particular offence of industrial manslaughter. The new laws will attract the highest penalty in the OHS Act, introducing maximum fines of approx. $16.5m for employers and jail terms of up to 20 years and fines of up to $1.65m for officers…

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Victorian AOD Service Providers Conference Webinar Series #4

28 May @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Disaster-proofing the AOD sector Part 2 - the exit strategy Speaker: Mr Stephen Duckett, Health Program Director at the Grattan Institute, will be the key note speaker for the final Service Provider Conference webinar on Thursday 28 May, 2020 Others to be announced soon

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July 2020

The Journey from Response to Recovery – CUBE Group

3 July @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

This webinar and will consider: What Australia’s possible pathways to recovery from COVID-19 look like for health and community services The multiple ‘waves’ of service disruptions that the COVID-19 will cause How other organisations are preparing for the long-term journey to recovery. Tom Craven – Director Cube Group Tom is an economist and strategy consultant with Cube Group. Cube is a purpose-driven consultancy, working solely with public value organisations across government and non-government sectors. Tom’s work focusses on the delivery of…

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Chisholm information session – Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other drugs

15 July @ 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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With the challenging environment we are faced with, now is a great time to consider doing something for YOU and studying. Our next intake for the Certificate IV in Mental Health CHC43315 and the Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs CHC43215 starts in July and we'd love to welcome you into either Free TAFE course! With both courses Free TAFE for Priority Courses, tuition fees are covered for students who are eligible for government-subsidised training, which makes it the ideal time to consider starting these…

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August 2020

Victorian Harm Reduction Network Seminar: Drug Courts: A special seminar about the Criminal Justice Diversion Program

5 August @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Drug Courts are growing, from Dandenong Magistrates Court to Melbourne CBD and next year to regional Victoria. The County Court Drug and Alcohol Court is scheduled to start later in 2020. How do they work? What is the evidence of effectiveness? A post-sentence program focusing on the rehabilitation and treatment of offenders with a drug and or alcohol dependency, drug courts offer an opportunity to escape the cycle of substance related offending. Join our special guest and leading practitioner Magistrate…

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World’s Largest Overdose Prevention Training – ONLINE

27 August @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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In commemoration of International Overdose Awareness Day, community organisations from St.Kilda and surrounds have come together to deliver a proactive response to Overdose in the form of an educational ONLINE training. Join us on August 27th to understand: what overdose is, the signs and symptoms, how to administer the opioid reversal drug naloxone (demonstrations will include using Prenoxad & Nixoid), where to access naloxone via the Naloxone Subsidy Initiative (DHHS), how to access support services, Q&A The night will wrap up…

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World’s Largest Overdose Prevention Training – ONLINE

31 August @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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In commemoration of International Overdose Awareness Day, community organisations from St.Kilda and surrounds have come together to deliver a proactive response to Overdose in the form of an educational ONLINE training. Join us on August 31st to learn: the signs and symptoms of overdose how to administer the opioid reversal drug naloxone (demonstrations will include using Prenoxad & Nixoid) where to access naloxone via the Naloxone Subsidy Initiative (DHHS) how to access support services Q&A The night will wrap up with…

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September 2020

Burnet Institute’s IOAD Event: Opioid overdose in Australia and internationally: scaling up our responses to reduce harm

1 September @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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August 31 2020 marks the 20th year of the International Overdose Awareness Day. Sadly, every year thousands of people die as a result of opioid overdose. Yet these deaths are preventable.   This event will be hosted online by the Burnet Institute and present some of the latest work on responses to opioid overdose that is being conducted by the Institute and its collaborators across Australia and internationally.   This one-hour event will feature three speakers from the Behaviours and…

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InFocus Education Program ONLINE

9 September - 14 October
Free

For families and friends affected by someone’s drug and alcohol use. Is someone you care about using alcohol and/or drugs? We know how difficult this is. Having a substance dependency is a complex issue that affects individuals, their families and the wider community. Families can become disconnected, our relationships suffer and we can feel isolated and helpless. InFocus is an education program, developed by Family Drug Help, that offers practical support, relevant information, coping strategies and the opportunity for people…

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October 2020

VAADA Service Provider’s Conference

20 October @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on 27 October 2020 at 10:30 am

One event on 12 November 2020 at 10:30 am

One event on 19 November 2020 at 10:30 am

Free

Victorian AOD Service Provider’s Conference October-November 2020: Adaptations and Innovations in the AOD Sector The next Service Provider’s Conference will be held digitally as a four-part webinar series over October and November. It will look at some current topical issues within the Victorian AOD sector. The sessions will have valuable contributions from local, interstate and international speakers. The sessions will incorporate cross-panel discussions and audience Q & A opportunities. We encourage CEOs, managers and frontline AOD staff within funded organisations…

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VAADA Service Provider’s Conference

27 October @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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One event on 27 October 2020 at 10:30 am

One event on 12 November 2020 at 10:30 am

One event on 19 November 2020 at 10:30 am

Free

Victorian AOD Service Provider’s Conference October-November 2020: Adaptations and Innovations in the AOD Sector The next Service Provider’s Conference will be held digitally as a four-part webinar series over October and November. It will look at some current topical issues within the Victorian AOD sector. The sessions will have valuable contributions from local, interstate and international speakers. The sessions will incorporate cross-panel discussions and audience Q & A opportunities. We encourage CEOs, managers and frontline AOD staff within funded organisations…

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November 2020

InFocus Education Program – For family members & friends

3 November @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
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Weekly on a Tuesday evening for 6 weeks
Free

Is someone you care about using alcohol and/or drugs? We know how difficult this is. Addiction is a complex issue that affects individuals, their families and the wider community. Families can become disconnected, our relationships suffer and we can feel isolated and helpless. InFocus is an education program, developed by Family Drug Help, that offers practical support, relevant information, coping strategies and the opportunity for people to connect through their shared experiences.  The program is facilitated by professionals who have…

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InFocus Education Program – For family members & friends

10 November @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on a Tuesday evening for 6 weeks
Free

Is someone you care about using alcohol and/or drugs? We know how difficult this is. Addiction is a complex issue that affects individuals, their families and the wider community. Families can become disconnected, our relationships suffer and we can feel isolated and helpless. InFocus is an education program, developed by Family Drug Help, that offers practical support, relevant information, coping strategies and the opportunity for people to connect through their shared experiences.  The program is facilitated by professionals who have…

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VAADA Service Provider’s Conference

12 November @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on 27 October 2020 at 10:30 am

One event on 12 November 2020 at 10:30 am

One event on 19 November 2020 at 10:30 am

Free

Victorian AOD Service Provider’s Conference October-November 2020: Adaptations and Innovations in the AOD Sector The next Service Provider’s Conference will be held digitally as a four-part webinar series over October and November. It will look at some current topical issues within the Victorian AOD sector. The sessions will have valuable contributions from local, interstate and international speakers. The sessions will incorporate cross-panel discussions and audience Q & A opportunities. We encourage CEOs, managers and frontline AOD staff within funded organisations…

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InFocus Education Program – For family members & friends

17 November @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on a Tuesday evening for 6 weeks
Free

Is someone you care about using alcohol and/or drugs? We know how difficult this is. Addiction is a complex issue that affects individuals, their families and the wider community. Families can become disconnected, our relationships suffer and we can feel isolated and helpless. InFocus is an education program, developed by Family Drug Help, that offers practical support, relevant information, coping strategies and the opportunity for people to connect through their shared experiences.  The program is facilitated by professionals who have…

Find out more »

VAADA Service Provider’s Conference

19 November @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on 27 October 2020 at 10:30 am

One event on 12 November 2020 at 10:30 am

One event on 19 November 2020 at 10:30 am

Free

Victorian AOD Service Provider’s Conference October-November 2020: Adaptations and Innovations in the AOD Sector The next Service Provider’s Conference will be held digitally as a four-part webinar series over October and November. It will look at some current topical issues within the Victorian AOD sector. The sessions will have valuable contributions from local, interstate and international speakers. The sessions will incorporate cross-panel discussions and audience Q & A opportunities. We encourage CEOs, managers and frontline AOD staff within funded organisations…

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InFocus Education Program – For family members & friends

24 November @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on a Tuesday evening for 6 weeks
Free

Is someone you care about using alcohol and/or drugs? We know how difficult this is. Addiction is a complex issue that affects individuals, their families and the wider community. Families can become disconnected, our relationships suffer and we can feel isolated and helpless. InFocus is an education program, developed by Family Drug Help, that offers practical support, relevant information, coping strategies and the opportunity for people to connect through their shared experiences.  The program is facilitated by professionals who have…

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