Dovetail are developing a suite of Good Practice Guides and accompanying tools and resources for the youth alcohol and drug sector.
All resources are available for free download and Queensland based services who work with young people can request limited hard copies from Dovetail by contacting us on 3837 5621 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
This guide aims to outline a broad range of approaches and strategies that could be a part of a family responsive approach to working with young people, and to address some of the specific barriers to implementing this approach in practice.
This guide is designed to support workers and agencies working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people who use alcohol and other drugs.
This guide canvasses the main practice apporaches utilised by workers who engage with young people experiencing problematic AOD use whilst exploring the many and varied challenges associated with this type of work.
This guide is designed to assist Queensland-based youth AOD workers to better understand and negotiate the complex interplay of ethical, legal and organisational considerations in their practice.
This guide outlines a framework for working with young people whose AOD use creates significant vulnerability to current or future harm.
This self-paced online orientation package is designed for workers who are new to youth AOD work. It includes an overview of key terminology, state and federal policies, practice approaches and some information on key sources of information and resources.
A range of factsheets developed by Dovetail on subjects such as: dealing with intoxication, being a youth friendly service, O. R. T., pregnancy and substance use, and more.
If you are new to the sector, decoding the vast array of acronyms can be tricky. To make it a little easier, the team at Dovetail have put together a handy guide for "Queensland AOD Acronyms and Abbreviations". You can click through various acronyms on our website, or you can download the acronym list as a PDF, to keep next to your desk for those moments when you can't tell your AOD from your DOB. If you find an acronym that is not on the list, please drop us an email to let us know.
This initiative is funded by the Queensland Government.