Suggested time: 2 hours

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Young people, society and AOD

Working with intoxicated young people

Overview

It is important as a frontline worker to be aware of your own values, ideals and biases in particular when working with young people. Our own values may affect the way we work if we are not careful to modify our behaviour to fit our work situation. This next topic will explore these significant factors.

Note: The issue of worker values may already have been covered quite well in the other modules in this unit. You may wish to reduce the time spent on this depending on the needs of the group.

Key issues

3.1 The significance of values and attitudes

3.2 Values and work with young people

3.3 Personal values in the workplace