News Professional development blog February 2020

Professional development blog February 2020


Welcome to February’s Professional Development Blog. Insight Qld are now back for Semester 1 2020 and have a variety of free PD opportunities including webinars and workshops for Queensland AOD workers. If you are aware of any relevant PD opportunities or resources we have missed, please contact the library.

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Online Resources

From the library database

Please note access to these articles is only available on Drug ARM computers.

Chapman, J., Harrison, N., Kostadinov, V., Skinner, N., & Roche, A. (2020). Older Australians’ perceptions of alcohol‐related harms and low‐risk alcohol guidelines. Drug and Alcohol Review, 39(1), 44-54.

Keatley, D. A., Walters, I., Parke, A., Joyce, T., & D. Clarke, D. (2019). Mapping the pathways between recreational cannabis use and mood disorders: A Behaviour Sequence Analysis approach. Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 31(1), 38-46.

Khawaja, N. G., & Carr, K. (2020). Exploring the factor structure and psychometric properties of an acculturation and resilience scale with culturally and linguistically diverse adolescents. Australian Psychologist, 55(1), 26-37.

Khemiri, L., Larsson, H., Kuja‐Halkola, R., D’Onofrio, B. M., Lichtenstein, P., Jayaram‐Lindström, N., & Latvala, A. (2020). Association of parental substance use disorder with offspring cognition: a population family‐based study. Addiction, 115(2), 326-336.

Lam, T., Ogeil, R. P., Fischer, J., Midford, R., Lubman, D. I., Gilmore, W., … & Allsop, S. (2019). Alcohol supply as a favour for a friend: Scenarios of alcohol supply to younger friends and siblings. Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 31(1)112-120.

Shaul, L., de Waal, M., Blankers, M., Koeter, M. W., Schippers, G. M., & Goudriaan, A. E. (2020). Effectiveness of a brief motivation enhancing intervention on treatment initiation, treatment retention and abstinence: Results from a multi-site cluster-randomized trial. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 110, 28-36.

Taylor, N., Coomber, K., Curtis, A., Mayshak, R., Harries, T., Ferris, J., … & Miller, P. (2020). The impact of street service care on frontline service utilisation during high‐alcohol use hours in one night‐time entertainment precinct in Australia. Drug and Alcohol Review, 39(1), 21-28.

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Open Access Articles

Cottrell, D. J., Wright-Hughes, A., Eisler, I., Fortune, S., Green, J., House, A. O., … & Tubeuf, S. (2020). Longer-term effectiveness of systemic family therapy compared with treatment as usual for young people after self-harm: An extended follow up of pragmatic randomised controlled trial. EClinicalMedicine, 18, 100246.

Everding, J., & Marcus, J. (2020). The effect of unemployment on the smoking behavior of couples. Health Economics, 29(2), 154-170.

Gittins, R., & Sessa, B. (2020). Can prescribed medical cannabis use reduce the use of other more harmful drugs?. Drug Science, Policy and Law, 6, 2050324519900067.

Omerov, P., Craftman, Å. G., Mattsson, E., & Klarare, A. (2020). Homeless persons’ experiences of health‐and social care: A systematic integrative review. Health & Social Care in the Community, 28(1), 1-11.

Open Access Journal

E-Book of the month

Hugman, R. (2012). Culture, Values and Ethics in Social Work : Embracing Diversity. Hoboken: Routledge.

Please note access is only available on Drug ARM computers.

This groundbreaking book examines the ways in which questions of culture and diversity impact on the values and ethics of social work. Using detailed case studies to illustrate key points for practice, Richard Hugman discusses how social workers can develop cross-cultural engagement in practice and work creatively with the tensions it sometimes involves. Debates rage over whether there is a core set of unchangeable social work values or whether they might be different at different times and for different people. This textbook proposes a new approach of ‘ethical pluralism’ for social work practice, in which both shared humanity and the rich variety of cultures contribute to a more dynamic way of understanding social work’s underpinning values and ethics. In particular, this book explores the implications of a pluralist approach to ethics for the central questions of: Human rights and social justice Caring relationships Social and personal responsibilities Agency and autonomy Values such as truth, honesty, openness, service and competence. It is vital that social workers understand the values and ethics of their profession as a crucial part of the foundations on which practice is built and this is the only text to explore the connections between culture, values and ethics and fully develop the pluralist approach in social work. Culture, Values and Ethics in Social Work is essential reading for all social work students and academics. (summary from EBSCO)

Insight Training Workshops

Insight webinars

Wednesdays: 10:00-11:00 AEST

Challenging methamphetamine myths: How "Cracks in the Ice" aims to reduce stigma and encourage people to seek help.

There are many barriers that prevent people who use methamphetamine from seeking help, including stigma and discrimination. Cracks in the Ice is an online toolkit that provides evidence-based information and resources about methamphetamine for health professionals, families and the general Australian community.

SMART Recovery: A summary of the research

SMART Recovery is a mutual support group for people impacted by addictive behaviours. It is widely used in Australia and internationally, with over 3000 groups run each week across 23 countries. The presentation will provide an overview of the research that is being conducted examining SMART Recovery.

Online training

Insight Qld has a suite of online learning including:

  • Drugs: the basics
  • eLearning in AOD for medical practitioners
  • AOD orientation
  • Family and young people

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