Program

Assertive Advocacy

CONFERENCE PROGRAM

AUSTRALIAN YOUTH AOD CONFERENCE 2018

Melbourne Conference and Exhibition Centre

Theme: Assertive Advocacy

Thursday 16th August 2018 - DAY 1

Time   SESSION NAME    
9.00am    Opening    

9.15am 

 

Welcome to Country

   

9.30am 

 

Opening Oration
Professor Louise Newman
   

10.00am 

 

Morning Tea

   
10.30am   Sandie de Wolf AM    
11.00am   Dr David Caldicott    
11.45am    Lunch    

12.30pm 
Workshops

Life Story Work
Elise Saunders

Exploring Trauma and Identity: Young men from refugee background
Mike Bromhead

Empowering sexual health education for young women
Larissa Hudson
Working with perpetrators of family violence: Reflections on collusion
Ada Conroy
2.30pm

 

Afternoon Tea    

3.00pm

 

Judge Amanda Chambers    

4.00pm

 

Networking Drinks - YoDAA

   

Friday 17th August 2018 - DAY 2


Time SESSION NAME      
9.00am  Opening (MC)      

9.15am

Professor Fiona Arney

 

   

10.00am 

Morning Tea  

 

 
10:30am
Workshops
Know your obligations! The new Victorian ‘failure to disclose & protect’ laws
Sandeep Varma
Drugs -  Reducing the Harm
Harm Reduction Victoria

Advocating for trans/gender diverse young people
Kochava Lilit

(Our) work matters: An Exploration through Theatre of the Oppressed
Xris Reardon

12.30pm Lunch      
1.15pm
Workshops

Young people's rights and the law
Lisa Nguyen

Young Brains at Risk? How Australian drug education may produce harms in an effort to reduce them
Dr Adrian Farrugia

Yarning Straight Out
Tiana Koehrer

As Above
(limited to 26 participants)

2.30pm  Afternoon Tea      
3.00pm AOD Trivia Championship with YoDAA      
4.00pm Closing      

 

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Program Audience

Keynote speakers:

Judge Amanda Chambers
President of the Children's Court
of Victoria
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August 16-17, 2018

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