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Young Women, Drugs & Intimate Partner Violence
July 11 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm$120.00
This 1-day training will introduce the theories and frameworks to provide a deeper understanding of the complexities, risks and strengths of working with young women who experience substance use issues and intimate partner violence.
• Understand the nature and construct of power and control in abusive relationships
• Understand young women’s experiences of adolescent development and the unique vulnerabilities and opportunities for intervention these create
• Understand the role that substances can play in the tactics of power, control and coercion
• Gain confidence in supporting the safety and empowerment of young women
• Improve service responses to this vulnerable group
• Tangible strategies for engaging with young women with complex needs
• Learn about the Feminist Practice Framework and how this can be utilised when supporting young women experiencing intimate partner violence, family violence and substance use training programs
Bianca Johnston is a Senior Trainer at YSAS with over 13 years of direct practice experience working with young people in both statutory and community settings including Child Protection, Out of Home Care and Youth Alcohol and other Drug services.
Bianca has qualifications in Criminology and Social Work. Her Masters of Social Work research focused on welfare and forensic responses to young women. She is a committed advocate for young women and is leading practice change in the Victorian Youth support service.
A key focus of her research and practice has been engagement and intervention with young women who experience complex issues including experiences of intimate and family violence, criminal justice system contact and trauma.
Early Bird Tickets Available at $120