Victoria

Acquired Brain Injury including Alcohol and Other Substance Related Brain Impairment.

Welcome to ‘Exchanging Ideas and Knowledge’ a celebration of arbias passion and commitment to make a difference through education, training and innovation’.

arbias is a specialist service provider in the area of drug and other substance related brain impairment, providing expertise, training and information products across Australia and internationally. The arbias training program is designed to provide a practical toolkit of strategies and skills to case managers, social workers, AOD clinicians and health care professionals working with people with alcohol and other substance related brain impairment and their associated complex support needs. The arbias training modules have been designed to provide participants with practical skills for their workplace and in building knowledge capacity within their work community.

A series of comprehensive training options are available to the sector as required. The introductory ABI Modules 1-4 form the foundations of our suite of training modules. The intermediate (Modules 7 & 8) and advanced (Modules 5 & 6) training modules are aimed at the more experienced clinicians/practitioners. arbias has recently upgraded the content of all these modules to ensure that they address all the changing trends in the area of ABI. Generic ABI Training is also available through our ABI Awareness Module and Module 9 .

arbias Ltd is also able to tailor training to meet the specific need of agencies where required. Please see the link to our training brochure below for further details on content and aims of each module.

Next scheduled arbias Ltd ABI Foundation Module Training (2 days)

Please contact our offices for information on Training Workshop for 2017

 

*  Discounts are available for agencies nominating 5 or more participants 

The training modules currently on offer are as follows:

Foundations Module 1: An Introduction into Exploring Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) & Alcohol Related Brain Injury (ARBI)

The aim of this module is to provide participants with an understanding of the nature of alcohol related brain injury and the cognitive, physical, behavioural, emotional and social implications of the person with the condition.

Foundations Module 2: Strategies for Working with a Person with an Acquired Brain Injury

The aim of this module is to provide participants with strategies in working with people who have an Acquired Brain Injury.

Foundations Module 3: Working with People with Acquired Brain Injury and Behaviours of Concern

The aim of this module is to provide participants with strategies in working with people who have an acquired brain injury and exhibit behaviours of concern.

Foundations Module 4: Strategies for Working with People with Acquired Brain Injury

The aim of this module is to provide participants with an understanding of the complex needs associated with alcohol related brain injury in all areas of a person’s life, including psychological, social, physical and mental wellbeing.

Advanced Module 5: Advanced Clinical Skills – Alcohol and Other Drug Interventions for people with Alcohol Related Acquired Brain Injury

The aim of this module is to provide participants with skills in delivering alcohol and other drug interventions to people who have an alcohol related brain injury.

Note: It is recommended that clinicians have completed modules one to four prior to undertaking modules five and six (which represent specialist and advanced training). Alternatively clinicians must demonstrate a high level of expertise in ABI, alcohol and other substance related Acquired Brain Injury, and a working knowledge of suitable interventions for Acquired Brain Injury populations.

Advanced Module 6: Acquired Brain Injury, Alcohol and other Substance related Brain Impairment and the Criminal Justice System

The aim of this module is to provide participants with knowledge and skills for working with people who have an Acquired Brain Injury within the context of the criminal justice system.

Note: It is recommended that clinicians have completed modules one to four prior to undertaking modules five and six (which represent specialist and advanced training). Alternatively clinicians must demonstrate a high level of expertise in Acquired Brain Injury, alcohol and other substance related Acquired Brain Injury, and a working knowledge of suitable interventions for Acquired Brain Injury populations.

Intermediate Module 7: Screening for Acquired Brain Injury. How to screen and what to do next

The aim of this module is to provide participants with knowledge and skills for implementing screening for people with a suspected Acquired Brain Injury.

It is preferred that participants will have completed Modules 1-4 or have significant experience working in the area of Acquired Brain Injury prior to undertaking this module.

Intermediate Module 8: Co-morbidity – Acquired Brain Injury/Alcohol Related Brain Injury / Substance Related Brain Injury, Alcohol / Substance Abuse & Mental Health

The aim of this module is to provide participants with knowledge and skills for working with people who have an Acquired Brain Injury, specifically Alcohol Related Brain Injury/Substance Related Brain Injury who present with alcohol and/or substance abuse and mental health issues.

It is preferred that participants will have completed Modules 1-4 or have significant experience working in the area of Acquired Brain Injury prior to undertaking this module.

Intermediate Module 9: - A Practical Guide to Supporting People with Cognitive and Behavioural Impairments after Acquired Brain Injury

The aim of this comprehensive training is to provide particpants with a greater understanding of common cognitive and behavioural difficulties after Aquired Brain Injury, as well as providing them with practical strategies that they can use when supporting such people. The training aims to be interactive and experiential as a way of exploring such complex issues.

Module A (New) - ABI Awareness Training   

arbais Lts has developed a new 1 day introductory ABI Module for the sector. The new module covers the essence of the Foundation Modules but is more generic in its content and not specific to alcohol and other drug related ABI. The aim of the module is to give participants a basic understanding of ABI examining cognitive, behavioural and social implications for people with an ABI and providing to addrees some of these issues.

For more comprehensive information on these modules, please download the current training schedule brochure:

Download current training schedule – Adobe PDF (1.3 Mb)

This year as well as offering group discounts you will notice that we have been able to reduce our costs significantly to make this vital training available to more community professionals.

Customised Training: arbias can offer a range of tailored training solutions based on the needs of your organization. On-site training is available for modules 1-4.

At present the remainder of the arbias modules, (5-8) are delivered on site at arbias. The costs of training reduce significantly per person depending on the size of your audience and can be delivered at your worksite provided you have facilities to accommodate ‘Power Point’ presentations.

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Phone Bookings: Tom Spencer, 8388-1206

Download arbias Training Booking Form – Adobe PDF (107 Kb)

We look forward to working with you towards achieving excellence in assisting people with ABI/ARBI expand their horizons.

Training Room for Hire

arbias Ltd, situated at 27 Hope St, Brunswick has a fully equipped training room available for hire anywhere from 2 hours up to a full day. (by arrangement, the room can potentially be hired on evenings).

The room is fully air conditioned and has:

·        mounted flat screen TV (connected to a pc)

·        overhead projector and screen to support PowerPoint and other presentations, and

·        WiFi

The room can accommodate up to 24 people comfortably and has a small kitchenette with:  

·        microwave

·        fridge

·        water fountain, and

·        Tea and Coffee facilities.

For bookings, hire costs or any further questions please contact:

Tom Spencer

T:  (03) 8388-1222

M: 0407 497 770

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