Working with families to minimise alcohol-related harm

Working with families to minimise alcohol-related harm

Trina Hinkley, Anne Tidyman and Monique Yeoman
27 October 2021

This webinar will explore how to engage with families experiencing alcohol-related harm and explore what a harm-minimisation approach is.

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27 October 2021 13:00 to 14:00 AEDT
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Alcohol consumption is a part of Australian culture, which means it can be difficult for professionals working in child and family support to identify and discuss alcohol-related harm with families. Harm can occur at different levels of alcohol use and is not always proportionate to the amount consumed.

This webinar will explore how to identify and engage families at risk of alcohol-related harm through adopting a harm-minimisation approach that supports people to minimise the negative consequences of alcohol. Specifically, it will:

  • outline the evidence on the risk factors associated with alcohol-related harm
  • describe what a harm-minimisation approach is and the evidence for actions to minimise alcohol-related harms
  • provide strategies to help practitioners identify and engage families at risk of, or experiencing, alcohol-related harm
  • explore how collaborative care between general services and specialised alcohol and other drugs services can support these families.

This webinar will be of interest to professionals working in child and family support who may not have specialist knowledge or training in alcohol and other drugs.

This webinar builds on the CFCA paper: Alcohol-related harm in families and alcohol consumption during COVID-19.

We encourage you to test your system before the webinar, and read our Frequently Asked Questions. This webinar will be recorded and made available on this page shortly after the broadcast.

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About the presenters

Trina Hinkley

Dr Trina Hinkley is a Research Fellow, Child and Family Evidence at the Australian Institute of Family Studies, where she plays a key role in the development and production of a variety of resources. Trina’s background is in behavioural epidemiology and behaviour change, particularly on the impact of behaviour on wellbeing and other outcomes. Her experience includes research for not-for-profit and government organisations with a focus on making lasting change happen at a population level. She previously led the research and knowledge translation teams at the Alcohol and Drug Foundation where she contributed to state and national programs to prevent harm from alcohol and other drugs.

Anne Tidyman

Anne Tidyman manages Child and Family Services, at Odyssey House Victoria. She has a background in nursing, public housing, community development, out-of-home care and alcohol and other drugs and family services. Anne has volunteered and worked in the community sector for over 20 years, with a special interest in working with vulnerable families and communities.

Anne has presented at many child and family, AOD and family violence related conferences and forums in Australia and overseas about AOD, family violence and innovative practice with children and families experiencing trauma. She has publications with Dr Menka Tsantefski (Griffith University and formerly University of Melbourne) and has completed specialist training in family violence. She is an accredited Parenting Under Pressure therapist and group facilitator for Caring Dads and My Kids and Me.

Monique Yeoman

Monique Yeoman is a social worker with experience in the child and family field spanning over 15 years. She is a Practice Lead for Evidence-Informed Practice at Kids First Australia, a non-government organisation working with children and families across a range of services from primary prevention through to tertiary intervention services.

She worked in child protection in New Zealand and Victoria, before moving into the community services sector in 2015. Monique contributed to the implementation of a large-scale state-funded trial delivering early intervention and prevention services to clients in a multidisciplinary, client-led framework. She has worked as statewide coordinator and co-facilitator for the state-funded Caring Dads trial in Victoria, a project led by Kids First Australia. Monique is an accredited Caring Dads and Safe and Together trainer.

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27 October 2021 13:00 to 14:00 AEDT
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