Domestic and family violence and homelessness report released

AIHW’s new report has found that one-third of people seeking assistance from specialist homelessness services between 2011-12 and 2013-14 needed help because of domestic and family violence. While 60% were in stable accommodation at the end of the three years examined, a lack of housing meant that 20% ended their support without shelter, couch surfing or without tenure; and a further 20% were in uncertain short term accommodation.

Last chance to register! Breaking the Ice: Effective Interventions for Methamphetamine Users

Thursday 3rd December, 2015 9:00am- 4:30pm Theatrette, Darwin Museum & Art Gallery 19 Conacher Street, The Gardens, Darwin NT Lunch provided

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What are effective responses for methamphetamine users?

Methamphetamine is a complex drug. More people are using more potent forms more frequently and treatment seeking is on the rise. This practical workshop is for workers who want to improve their responses and reduce their stress while working with clients with methamphetamine problems. In this workshop you will learn:

  • What we know about methamphetamine users, including effects on the brain, and how to adapt responses to account for this
  • Assessment, engagement and case formulation
  • Harm reduction for meth users
  • Managing challenging behaviours related to methamphetamine use
  • What is best practice in counselling interventions

Associate Professor Nicole Lee

Director- LeeJenn Consultants PhD, BSc (UNSW), BSc(Hons) (UQ), GradCertEd(Tertiary), MAPS

Assoc Prof Nicole Lee is one of Australia’s leaders in methamphetamine treatment and is internationally known for her research, training and clinical work in this area. She is Director of LeeJenn Health Consultants, Associate Professor at the National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction (NCETA) Flinders University, Adjunct Associate Professor at the National Drug Research Institute (NDRI) Curtin University and a practising psychologist. She is a Deputy Editor of the Drug and Alcohol Review journal and National President of the Australian Association for Cognitive and Behaviour Therapy (AACBT). Nicole has consulted to the WHO and the UNODC, as well as state and territory governments, on responses to methamphetamine and was a key consultant to the Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry into methamphetamine in Victoria. Her publications include research articles, books and clinical guidelines on methamphetamine and effective practice and policy responses.