An Introduction to Working with Older People in the Addiction Sector
Matua Raki will be running some workshops on An Introduction to Working with Older People in the Addiction Sector in April 2012. These workshops are for addiction practitioners who want to know more about working with the older people who appear to be accessing addiction services in greater numbers as our population ages. These workshops will attract a different audience to the Kina Trust Alcohol and Older People workshop in the Hawkes’ Bay.
The workshops will cover:
• Values, attitudes and stigma associated with older age
• Engagement and communication
• AOD use and older adults
• Screening, assessment and intervention
• Loss and grief associated with aging
The workshops will be facilitated by Suzy Morrison and participants will earn DAPAANZ continuing education points.
The workshops will be held in three venues around the country.
Wellington Date: Tuesday 17 April 2012 Time: 9.30am to 4.30pm Venue: Tui Room, Blueprint for Learning Level 3, 147 Tory Street, Te Aro, Wellington Christchurch Date: Monday 23 April 2012 Time: 9.30am to 4.30pm Venue: Terrace Lounge, Russley Golf Club 428 Memorial Avenue, Christchurch Auckland Date: Friday 27 April 2012 Time: 9.30 to 4.30pm Venue: Room 112-1002, Ground Floor, Unitec NZ Gate 4, Carrington Road, Mount Albert, Auckland