Suggested time: 2.5 hours
OverviewThis topic pinpoints various 'stages of change' that occur for young people and emphasises how important it is for a worker to be able to determine which stage a young person is at in their AOD use.
This topic explores the idea of change and presents the Stages-of-Change model. Learners will develop skills in identifying and responding to a young person's readiness to change.
Key issues3.1 Understanding change
3.2 Communication 'roadblocks'
3.3 The stages-of-change model
3.4 Applying the stages-of-change model to working with young people
3.5 Identifying and responding to a young person's readiness to change