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

Topic 7: Working with young people to determine a plan of action

Page last updated: 2004

Suggested time: 1.5 hours


Brief interventions and other opportunities and conversations can help you establish a rapport with a young person.

Once you have established a rapport and gained enough information about the young person, the next step often entails a plan of action and goal-setting. This topic provides a brief overview of some basic steps towards negotiating a plan of action and discusses relevant problem-solving strategies.

Each of these steps could entail the use of brief and opportunistic discussion.

Key issues

7.1 Negotiating a plan of action using problem-solving and goal-setting skills

7.2 Problem-solving and setting goals


Jarvis, T., Tebbutt, J. & Mattick, R. (1995).