Welcome to the January edition of the PD blog, containing professional development opportunities for workers in the AOD and mental health sector. We aim to include as many free and online resources as possible to ensure it is fully inclusive. Please contact the librarian if you have any questions, comments or wish to subscribe to the blog. The librarian will be on leave from 23 December until 11 January, so any enquiries will be answered on her return.
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From the library collection
Cioffi, C. C., DeGarmo, D. S., & Jones, J. A. (2020). Participation in the Fathering through Change intervention reduces substance use among divorced and separated fathers. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 120, 108142.
Cortis, N., Seymour, K., Natalier, K., & Wendt, S. (2021). Which Models of Supervision Help Retain Staff? Findings From Australia’s Domestic and Family Violence and Sexual Assault Workforces. Australian Social Work, 74 (1), 68-82.
Holtyn, A. F., Toegel, F., Arellano, M., Subramaniam, S., & Silverman, K. (2020). Employment outcomes of substance use disorder patients enrolled in a therapeutic workplace intervention for drug abstinence and employment. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 120, 108160.
Hudson, C., Goel, K., & Cowie, J. (2020). Making Continuing Professional Development Relevant and Accessible in Regional Social Work. Australian Social Work, 74 (1), 29-41.
Hayton, S. (2020). Different sides of the same story? Cyberbullying and the positive uses of social networking: Examining perspectives from culturally diverse youth. CSU Doctoral Thesis
Jackson, F., Heffernan, T., Orr, M., Young, R. B., Puckett, C., & Daly, S. (2020). Peer Work in Rural and Remote Communities and Mental Health Services. Handbook of Rural, Remote, and very Remote Mental Health, 1-28.
Pan, K. Y., Kok, A. A., Eikelenboom, M., Horsfall, M., Jörg, F., Luteijn, R. A., … & Penninx, B. W. (2020). The mental health impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on people with and without depressive, anxiety, or obsessive-compulsive disorders: a longitudinal study of three Dutch case-control cohorts. The Lancet Psychiatry.
Williams, B. (2020). Living life online: adolescent mental health and social media. Psychiatry Advisor.
Webinars and podcasts
Catch up on the recordings of the NDARC Seminar Series
Providing inclusive AOD treatment...
Providing inclusive AOD treatment for gender and sexuality diverse people
Experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in primary healthcare when speaking about substance use and depression.
The webinar contains information about:
- why we need to think about substance use and mental health in primary healthcare
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients’ experiences speaking about substance use
- staff and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary care patients’ views speaking about mental health.
Dr. Sara Farnbach is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at NDARC with a passion for improving the health and wellbeing of vulnerable communities through evidence-based and tailored health service delivery. Her current research is focused treatment of people with co-morbid substance use and mental illness. She is working with linked datasets and health services to explore and enhance existing data collection systems and service delivery. She has an interest in novel approaches to service evaluation, using routinely collected data and pragmatic trial designs.
The webinar runs for approximately 37 minutes.
Anxiety in young people
These free webinars provide an overview of anxiety, how it presents in young people and how it can be treated.
COVID-19 & mental health care
Professor Patrick McGorry AO is Executive Director of Orygen, and Professor of Youth Mental Health at the University of Melbourne. He discusses the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health of Australians, and what reforms are needed to strengthen the mental health care system. With MJA news and online editor, Cate Swannell. 22 mins, 20 secs.
Insight Qld webinars
Access the back catalogue of Insight Qld webinars on their YouTube channel
Healing our way
Created in close consultation with The Healing Foundation’s Youth Reference Group, The Healing Our Way podcast explores topics relating to intergenerational trauma, racism, identity, culture and healing. The series features Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander voices and experiences, to promote truth telling and inspire listeners to learn more about the Stolen Generations.
It is crucial that young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are a key part of the conversation about how we can continue to heal as a strong community and nation. The podcasts will create a space for young people to learn about and participate in discussions about the Stolen Generations, healing and intergenerational trauma.
Hosted by Wuthathi and Torres Strait Islander woman, Jax Compton with special guests.
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