These Modules a way to understand an area of youth AOD work, organised around specific practice or clinical issues, thereby locating the information in a practical, useful format for practitioners.
The Modules combine selected Practice Elements with the wisdom and experience of workers in the field, along with useful resources. Experts in the subject matter contributed modules for this Toolbox, all of which is linked to evidence and established best-practice.
The Modules are grouped to allow easier navigation, and to link related topics. See below for further information on these modules groups.
Foundation Modules are ‘the basics’ of youth-work. These modules contain detailed information and practice wisdom on the essential skills of engaging, active listening, crisis intervention, relationship-based practice, and worker self-care.
Specialist AOD Modules contain a detailed and comprehensive set of modules that will provide essential background and practical knowledge to take into the field, including harm reduction, relapse prevention & response
Casework Modules are the practical tools of delivering youth-work services in any organisation. These skills are essential for effective accountability and clinical management of client-work including, along with the practical skills of making the service-system work for each individual client.
The Resilience / Recovery Modules are an extensive suite of modules developed from the Framework for Resilience Based Intervention.
The Social / Ecological Modules are practical modules which focus on developing the external resources and assets of young people, including material resources, human resources, socio-cultural resources and, health and community services.
The Knowledge & Skills Modules focuses on the identification and development of the internal resources and assets of young people. These internal assets include living skills, self-management (eg. Emotional) skills, and interpersonal skills.
The Beliefs Modules are about systems of belief around identity and motivation. This includes the crucial areas of self-esteem and self-efficacy, as well as mood, feelings of belonging, security and hope.
The Issue-based Modules draw together the current and practice-relevant information about each issue area, and combine it with practice resources and links. The issues featured in modules were identified by youth AOD sector workers as being of central importance to workers, including how to respond to these presenting issues.
The Population-based Modules take a detailed look at the specific issues affecting particular groups in the youth AOD population. This includes how to work sensitively with specific groups, and the unique issues and presentations of different cohorts, such as young women and young men. It also gives evidence-informed practice guidance on approaches to working with families.