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ACYS books include titles such as Researching youth; Ethnic minority youth, Youth, crime and the media, and others on youth subcultures, and young people and work.

Short courses

Centre for Adolescent Health
Besides the courses of study mentioned, workshops and professional development short courses are available for on-campus study. See their website.

Mental health and youth: training courses

EPPIC Statewide Services?provides education, consultation, and development support to early psychosis services?in Victoria and around Australia.

ORYGEN Youth Health provides education and training on a range of issues related to youth mental health. The training is designed for a range of workers and professionals who wish to further enhance their skills and knowledge in youth mental health. The training programs are varied, offering a choice in training from an introductory level, through to a graduate diploma. Workshops, short courses, and a graduate diploma in mental health sciences are some of the choices available.

Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre Inc
Education and Training Unit

Turning Point is a registered training organisation integrating education and training with research and specialist clinical service delivery. Services are provided to new professionals, A&D specialists and other professionals and workers in the trade and corporate sector. Opportunities for student placement within the specialist clinic and research unit are available. Phone: (03) 8413 8413 Fax: 03 9416 3420
Web site:

UnitingCare Moreland Hall
Education and Training Unit

In the area of drug and alcohol issues, UnitingCare Moreland Hall has developed and delivered a range of specialised professional development training and can tailor programs to suit specific needs.
Phone: (03) 9386 2876
Fax: (03) 9383 6705
Web site:

Living Works: suicide intervention course:
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

Living Works ASIST, courses help attendees to learn how to identify and asist someone who is suicidal. Suitable for sports coaches, teachers, ministers, youth workers, health care workers, parents and community members. Contact: Community Network Support Worker
Queensland Government Youth Suicide Prevention Strategy
Northern Downs and Toowoomba Health Service Districts
PMB 2 Dalby Qld 4405
ph: (07) 4669 0501; fax: (07) 4669 0796; email: [email protected]

Workshops for young refugees

The Ecumenical Migration Centre of the Brotherhood of St Laurence holds workshops for young people or young people from refugee-like backgrounds that help develop skills in speaking out on behalf of yourself and/or your community. The topics addressed include: identifying issues of concern, working as a group, advocacy, leadership, public speaking and using the media.Contact the Ecumenical Migration Centre of the Brotherhood of St Laurence, Melbourne; ph: (03) 9483 1183

Youth Enterprise

From time to time there are training opportunities offered by the International Young Professionals Foundation, web site:

Disclaimer: ACYS is not the provider of any of these courses. In all instances, please contact the relevant course providers for more details. This list may not be exhaustive and despite our best efforts, may not be current. Information here has been obtained from sources deemed to be reliable. However, before acting on this information, check with the relevant course provider(s) for the current details about their courses.

Archival information:

The Resourceful Adolescent Program (RAP) aimed to develop, evaluate and disseminate school-based programs aimed at building resilience and designed to prevent adolescent depression. RAP consisted of the RAP-A program for adolescents and RAP-P for parents. Training events were offered at regular intervals at Griffith University, Mt Gravatt Campus, Brisbane, Australia, at the NSW Institute of Psychiatry in Sydney, Australia and in various locations in Tasmania, and Western Australia.