Substance use and taiohi | youth

Introduction

The transition from childhood to adulthood is a time of immense change, physically, mentally and socially. It is a time of experimentation when most taiohi will be exposed to new ideas and experiences. It is natural to be curious, and some will choose to try substances, with or without the knowledge of their whānau during this time.

This online course aims to grow your skills and knowledge so you can identify substance use and other issues that affect the mental wellbeing of taiohi | young people, and support them with appropriate treatment.

Learning outcomes

  • The importance of cultural frameworks and how to reflect on your own work practice when dealing with taiohi/youth
  • How adolescent brain development impacts their decision making processes
  • Why and how young people use substances including drugs, alcohol, tobacco, and other new psychoactive substances
  • What other common addictions can impact taiohi/youth, such as gaming or pornography use, and how to tackle this
  • The effect of trauma and adverse childhood experiences in the mental health of taiohi/youth
  • How to work with co-existing problems; the interaction between mental health and substance use

Acknowledgements

Whāraurau would like to acknowledge the following people / organisations: 

  • Dr Grant Christie | Youth Addiction Psychiatrist
  • CADS Altered High Youth Service
  • WDHB
  • Ashley Koning | Addiction Programme Lead | Principal Advisor
  • Te Pou

Queries

If you have any concerns or issues please email coordinator@wharaurau.org.nz

Note: If you have already registered for this course then log back in here.

Introduction

The transition from childhood to adulthood is a time of immense change, physically, mentally and socially. It is a time of experimentation when most taiohi will be exposed to new ideas and experiences. It is natural to be curious, and some will choose to try substances, with or without the knowledge of their whānau during this time.

This online course aims to grow your skills and knowledge so you can identify substance use and other issues that affect the mental wellbeing of taiohi | young people, and support them with appropriate treatment.

Learning outcomes

  • The importance of cultural frameworks and how to reflect on your own work practice when dealing with taiohi/youth
  • How adolescent brain development impacts their decision making processes
  • Why and how young people use substances including drugs, alcohol, tobacco, and other new psychoactive substances
  • What other common addictions can impact taiohi/youth, such as gaming or pornography use, and how to tackle this
  • The effect of trauma and adverse childhood experiences in the mental health of taiohi/youth
  • How to work with co-existing problems; the interaction between mental health and substance use

Acknowledgements

Whāraurau would like to acknowledge the following people / organisations: 

  • Dr Grant Christie | Youth Addiction Psychiatrist
  • CADS Altered High Youth Service
  • WDHB
  • Ashley Koning | Addiction Programme Lead | Principal Advisor
  • Te Pou

Queries

If you have any concerns or issues please email coordinator@wharaurau.org.nz

Note: If you have already registered for this course then log back in here.

Introduction

The transition from childhood to adulthood is a time of immense change, physically, mentally and socially. It is a time of experimentation when most taiohi will be exposed to new ideas and experiences. It is natural to be curious, and some will choose to try substances, with or without the knowledge of their whānau during this time.

This online course aims to grow your skills and knowledge so you can identify substance use and other issues that affect the mental wellbeing of taiohi | young people, and support them with appropriate treatment.

Learning outcomes

  • The importance of cultural frameworks and how to reflect on your own work practice when dealing with taiohi/youth
  • How adolescent brain development impacts their decision making processes
  • Why and how young people use substances including drugs, alcohol, tobacco, and other new psychoactive substances
  • What other common addictions can impact taiohi/youth, such as gaming or pornography use, and how to tackle this
  • The effect of trauma and adverse childhood experiences in the mental health of taiohi/youth
  • How to work with co-existing problems; the interaction between mental health and substance use

Acknowledgements

Whāraurau would like to acknowledge the following people / organisations: 

  • Dr Grant Christie | Youth Addiction Psychiatrist
  • CADS Altered High Youth Service
  • WDHB
  • Ashley Koning | Addiction Programme Lead | Principal Advisor
  • Te Pou

Queries

If you have any concerns or issues please email coordinator@wharaurau.org.nz

Note: If you have already registered for this course then log back in here.

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Introduction

The transition from childhood to adulthood is a time of immense change, physically, mentally and socially. It is a time of experimentation when most taiohi will be exposed to new ideas and experiences. It is natural to be curious, and some will choose to try substances, with or without the knowledge of their whānau during this time.

This online course aims to grow your skills and knowledge so you can identify substance use and other issues that affect the mental wellbeing of taiohi | young people, and support them with appropriate treatment.

Learning outcomes

  • The importance of cultural frameworks and how to reflect on your own work practice when dealing with taiohi/youth
  • How adolescent brain development impacts their decision making processes
  • Why and how young people use substances including drugs, alcohol, tobacco, and other new psychoactive substances
  • What other common addictions can impact taiohi/youth, such as gaming or pornography use, and how to tackle this
  • The effect of trauma and adverse childhood experiences in the mental health of taiohi/youth
  • How to work with co-existing problems; the interaction between mental health and substance use

Acknowledgements

Whāraurau would like to acknowledge the following people / organisations: 

  • Dr Grant Christie | Youth Addiction Psychiatrist
  • CADS Altered High Youth Service
  • WDHB
  • Ashley Koning | Addiction Programme Lead | Principal Advisor
  • Te Pou

Queries

If you have any concerns or issues please email coordinator@wharaurau.org.nz

Note: If you have already registered for this course then log back in here.

Introduction

The transition from childhood to adulthood is a time of immense change, physically, mentally and socially. It is a time of experimentation when most taiohi will be exposed to new ideas and experiences. It is natural to be curious, and some will choose to try substances, with or without the knowledge of their whānau during this time.

This online course aims to grow your skills and knowledge so you can identify substance use and other issues that affect the mental wellbeing of taiohi | young people, and support them with appropriate treatment.

Learning outcomes

  • The importance of cultural frameworks and how to reflect on your own work practice when dealing with taiohi/youth
  • How adolescent brain development impacts their decision making processes
  • Why and how young people use substances including drugs, alcohol, tobacco, and other new psychoactive substances
  • What other common addictions can impact taiohi/youth, such as gaming or pornography use, and how to tackle this
  • The effect of trauma and adverse childhood experiences in the mental health of taiohi/youth
  • How to work with co-existing problems; the interaction between mental health and substance use

Acknowledgements

Whāraurau would like to acknowledge the following people / organisations: 

  • Dr Grant Christie | Youth Addiction Psychiatrist
  • CADS Altered High Youth Service
  • WDHB
  • Ashley Koning | Addiction Programme Lead | Principal Advisor
  • Te Pou

Queries

If you have any concerns or issues please email coordinator@wharaurau.org.nz

Note: If you have already registered for this course then log back in here.

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Whāraurau is funded by the  Government to provide training, however as we have limited funds it is important to let us know if you aren't able to attend. This also allows us to offer your place to someone else. Note: we do not cover the cost of travel or accommodation.

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