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Identify, Connect, Equip - Dovetail for AYAC Conference May 2011
Transcript of Identify, Connect, Equip - Dovetail for AYAC Conference May 2011
The Ice Breaker Strategy (2006)
Statewide Consultation (2008)
Tender 1 + 2 (2008)
Statewide Group Formed (2009)
Dovetail “ta-daa!” (2010) WHAT WE'RE NOT...
Community organisation or charity,
A research centre,
A private company. Dovetail is a free workforce development initiative for the youth alcohol and drug sector in Queensland. The Intro:
What is Dovetail?
The Queensland context
Identifying a Youth AOD Sector in QLD
Challenges and Learnings Youth AOD Workers
Generalist Youth Workers
Generalist AOD workers
Other services, professions and industries
Peak organisations, Government departments, Police, Universities, research centres etc Service
Toolkit By phone
In person Big Small Mining Hot Floods The Queensland Context Identifying a Youth AOD Sector
The Plot... Locating a Sector Joining the Dots Bridging the Divide Having something actually to say, or SPIT! SO THEN "WHAT DEFINES A SECTOR?"
The name or job title?
The employer? (eg Gov’t vs NGO)
The location or work context?
The value base?
A common set of tools?
And in Dovetail’s case: A common target group BROAD SECTOR ISSUES:
Different Values and Philosophies
National Health Reform / Medicare Locals
AOD’s Relationship with Mental Health
Cost Unit Pricing and Clinical Care Packages
Workforce Pay Equity Capacity
Confidentiality and Consent
Legal and Ethical Contexts / Boundaries
Safety and Wellbeing VS Risk Management
Conceptualising “Evidence-Based Practice” Market reorientation
Push to Service Integration
Fascination with “illicits”
The media tango CHALLENGES, QUESTIONS AND LEARNINGS
Are we building a sector? or weakening a sector?
The Accreditation dilemma
Role and function delineation
Language, power and accessibility Firstly, a desire for cake!
A good recipe
Good preparation time and the right kitchen
Quality ingredients that (who) work well together
It’s got to look good
It’s got to taste good
It’s better shared
Not too crumbly, with long shelf-life! FOR MORE INFORMATION:
(07) 3837 5621
or follow us on Twitter:
"DovetailQLD" THE IMPORTANCE OF .... CAKE! In fact, we don't really know what to call ourselves...