ATODA is offering training on culturally secure practice-featuring Indigenous Risk Impact Screen (IRIS) and Brief Intervention (BI) to be presented by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander State-wide AOD Practice Support Unit (Queensland Department of Health).
This two-day workshop is for people working in the health and community sectors who have contact with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients who may have mental health and/or alcohol and other drug issues.
This training will provide participants with the skills to screen, assess and deliver to these clients a brief intervention that is culturally secure. The workshops include training in the use of the IRIS screening instrument, a two factor screen that assesses alcohol and other drugs and their associated mental health issues. With the use of the tool, assessment is systematically administered and risks can be addressed in a culturally appropriate and timely manner. The IRIS program is included in the Australian Department of Health’s Alcohol Treatment Guidelines for Indigenous Australians.
|Date||7 & 8 June 2018|
|Time||9am – 5pm (morning/afternoon tea & lunch included)|
|Cost||Fully subsidised to registered participants|
|RSVP||Essential to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (02) 6249 6358
Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis
Registrations are closing on 29 May 2018
|Audience||Specialist AOD services|
What is IRIS?
The IRIS and BI provide a culturally secure and validated screening tool and brief intervention designed to meet the specific needs of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander communities. It is a two-factor screen which assesses alcohol and other drug use and associated mental health issues in a culturally appropriate and timely manner.
IRIS was developed in response to recommendations from both national and state reports which identified alcohol and other drug issues as some of the causes and symptoms for health and environmental factors affecting the lives of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders.