Module 9: working with young people on AOD issues: facilitator's guide

Topic 3: Understanding change

Page last updated: 2004

Suggested time: 2.5 hours

Overview

This 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 issues

3.1 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