APSAD Annual Scientific Alcohol and Drug Conference
 

Workshops


The 2015 APSAD Scientific Program Committee is pleased to announce the Pre-Conference Workshops scheduled on Sunday 8 November 2015 are now available.

Workshop fee: 
Members*: $45 per workshop
Non Member: $55 per workshop

Purchase 2 workshops and receive 25% off the total price^.

Workshop 1: Opioid Overdose Workshop

When:

Sunday 8 November
9.00am - 12.30pm
Cost:

$45 members*
$55 non members
Presenter:
Kirsten Horsburgh, National Naloxone Coordintator, Scottish Drugs Forum
Overview:













Deaths from opioid overdose are a global problem, with thousands of people dying needlessly every year. The WHO estimates that around 69,000 lives are lost each year. The majority of these deaths are accidental and preventable. 
In November 2014 the WHO launched guidelines on the Community Management of Opioid Overdose, which clearly state that anyone who is likely to witness an overdose should have access to take-home naloxone.

This workshop will cover the following:
  • Drug-Related Deaths in Scotland
  • Overdose Prevention key messages
  • Overdose identification and intervention
  • Naloxone key messages 
  • Scotland’s National Naloxone Programme


Workshop 2: Top down and bottom up: A collaborative approach to opioid overdose

When:

Sunday 8 November
1.30pm - 5.00pm
Cost:

$45 members*
$55 non members
Presenters:




Grace Oh, Senior Workforce Development Officer, Mental Health Commission
Allison Christou, Manager Monitoring Evaluation and Research, Mental Health Commission
Laura Jinks, Overdose Prevention Project Officer, WASUA
Paul Dessaur, Outreach Coordinator, WASUA 
Overview:












The OSG is an interagency collaboration which has developed multiple approaches to opioid overdose including media management, harm reduction strategies and peer-based programs to prevent and respond to opioid overdose. 

This workshop aims to explore a range of top-down and bottom-up approaches to opioid overdose based on the collaborative model utilised in Western Australia.

Participants will be encouraged to consider how they may implement strategies in their own jurisdiction. Both the benefits of peer-based strategies and difficulties encountered in their implementation will be explored, along with what has been learned along the way. 



Workshop 3: Using the Integrated Framework as the basis for case conceptualisation in high risk families

When:

Sunday 8 November
9.00am - 1.30pm
Cost:

$45 members*
$55 non members
Presenter:
Sharon Dawe, School of Applied Psychology, Griffith University
Overview:





















In this presentation we will provide an overview of the Integrated Framework (IF), a conceptual model for helping to guide assessment and intervention in families with parental substance abuse and potential child maltreatment. This practice framework, informed by existing models of child development and family functioning, moves beyond simply identifying the presence of risk and protective factors, to articulating how and why specific risk and protective factors are important for a particular family.

The starting point of the IF is the child: to determine current child functioning in social, emotional, cognitive and behavioural domains.

Proximal factors that directly influence functioning in these domains are then assessed next with a particular focus on (i) the quality of the attachment between child and carer and (ii) parenting skills and values.

Contextual factors including parent’s state of mind need to be assessed as these directly influence a carer’s capacity to provide a nurturing and consistent environment.

Finally, broader context is considered with a focus on connectedness to community, culture and family. The importance of using both interview and well validated measures of family functioning will be demonstrated.




*Members of APSAD, DANA or WANADA
^25% discount only valid when the two workshops are for the same person. A light lunch will be provided for persons attending 2 workshops.