Working Together with Vulnerable Young People on Substance Use and Sexual and Reproductive Health

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Scottish Drugs Forum are delighted to invite you to our September conference, which will explore the inter-connected areas of substance use and sexual and reproductive health in vulnerable young people.

The conference will feature keynote speakers and interactive workshops and will represent an opportunity to hear and share perspectives on these issues and how they relate to vulnerable young people and on good practice being developed in services.

The conference will explore:

  • Adverse childhood events and trauma
  • Gender differences in working with young people
  • Issues around sexual and ethnic identity and disability and engaging with services
  • Working with young people who have been looked after and accommodated and/or been involved in the criminal justice system.

Keynote addresses include –

  • All The ACEs: Adverse Childhood Experiences – Identifying and Understanding Vulnerability – Jennifer Young, University of Stirling
  • What Young People Want To Talk About – Felicity Snowsill and Linzi McKerrecher, Cool2Talk, NHS Tayside
  • Working with Vulnerable Girls and Young Women – Carol Dearie, Depute Head of Service, Good Shepherd Centre
  • Working with Young Men, Loss and Bereavement – Nina Vaswani, CYCJ, University of Strathclyde

¬†Workshops include –

  • The Role of Peer Education – Rosie Welsh, Landed
  • Young People Affected by the Prison System – Families Outside
  • Young People, Autism and Vulnerability – Emma Hanley, Autism Network Scotland and Marilyn Slevin, CKUK
  • LGBTI Young People Substance Use and Sexual Health (title tbc) – Diva McGinty, LGBT Youth Scotland
  • Looked After and Accommodated Young People: Substance Use and Sexual Health (title tbc) – Rhona McLaughlin, The Good Shepherd
  • Black Ethnic Minority Young People: Substance Use and Sexual Health (title tbc) – Chris Reid, Fast Forward

SDF Members: £90
Non Members:

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