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AOD use within LGBTI Communities: Cultural Sensitivity Training (Workshop #5)

Wednesday July 15th 2020

Presenters: Stephen Borg and Nic Robinson-Griffith

This cultural sensitivity workshop will provide participants with an understanding of the unique drivers, complexities and risk factors of problematic substance use for LGBTI communities. Participants will gain a broader understanding of best practice in establishing safe and affirming practices, as well as increase knowledge of the context of substance use for particular cohorts of LGBTI communities. The workshop will also improve participants' confidence and techniques in working with these communities and provide strategies on how to create an LGBTI culturally sensitive workplace.

Stephen Borg:

Stephen works as a trainer and facilitator in Organisational, Management and Community Development. Stephen is the LGBTI+ Project Officer for the Training and Capacity Building team at Thorne Harbour Health – formerly the Victorian AIDS Council, developing and delivering LGBTI Affirmative Practice training to mainstream health and community service organisations in areas involving HIV, mental health, Alcohol and other drugs and inclusive practice. Stephen is an accredited SMART Recovery Facilitator; a Health and Community Services endorsed program to empower people to take control of their addictive or problematic behaviours. He has co-facilitated the ‘Re-Wired 2.0’ Peer Support group.

Nic Robinson-Griffith:

A qualified, practicing Social worker of ten years, Nic Robinson-Griffith has spent the majority of his practice working in the Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) sector. Currently, working as the AOD team leader of Thorne Harbour Health, Nic provides specialist AOD counselling to members of the LGBTIQ+ community, and co-facilitates the ‘ReWired’ therapeutic group. Nic has recently presented ‘Queer Displacements: sexuality migration and exile’ on intersectionality, substance use, and best practice for Australian AOD service workers.


Who should register? AOD, community and mental health clinicians, social and youth workers, any health professional working directly with LGBTIQ clients

Cost: $220 (payable by credit card only).

Lunch: A light lunch including a vegetarian selection is provided.

Getting to Turning Point:

Turning Point is located at 110 Church Street, on the corner of Church Street and Tweedie Place. Entrance is via the front of the building, to the right of the Skoda car dealership. Please take the lift to the first floor and visit reception.

Public transport:

  • Tram 78 on Church Street
  • Tram 109 on Victoria Parade (about a 5 min walk to 110 Church Street)
  • Tram 75 on Bridge Rd (about a 7 min walk to 110 Church Street)

Car parking:

There is very limited 2 hour street parking available in the area. All day parking is available in:

  1. Shelley Street, Richmond (between Butler and Elizabeth Streets) -about 1km walk to Church St (about $10/day).
  2. 459 Church Street, Richmond http://www.carepark.com.au/find-a-care-park/459- church-street-richmond/ (about $16/day). About a 20 min walk or catch the No 78 tram which leaves from stop 55 (Adelaide St). Alight at Tweedie Pl/Church Street (Stop 63).

Cancellation policy: If your circumstances change and you no longer can attend this event after you have registered please email tp@turningpoint.org.au no later than one (1) week prior to the event to cancel and/or be issued with a full refund. A refund will not be issued if notification has not been received within this time frame and you will be required to pay for the event.

Enquiries: If you have enquiries regarding registration please contact student administration on (03) 8413 8700

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