june, 2019

5jun9:30 am- 4:30 pmYoung Women, Drugs and Intimate Partner Violence9:30 am - 4:30 pm CLC Melbourne


Event Details

This one-day training will introduce the theories and frameworks to provide a deeper understanding of the complexities, risks and strengths of working with young women who experience substance use issues and intimate partner violence.

Incorporating practical skill development and tangible practice strategies, this training aims to assist in building confidence and capacity for supporting young women.


Bianca Johnston is a Senior Trainer at YSAS with over 13 years of direct practice experience working with young people in both statutory and community settings including Child Protection, Out of Home Care and Youth Alcohol and other Drug services.

Bianca has qualifications in Criminology and Social Work. Her Masters of Social Work research focused on welfare and forensic responses to young women. She is a committed advocate for young women and is leading practice change in the Victorian Youth support service.

A key focus of her research and practice has been engagement and intervention with young women who experience complex issues including experiences of intimate and family violence, criminal justice system contact and trauma.


(Wednesday) 9:30 am - 4:30 pm


CLC Melbourne

576 Victoria Pde, East Melbourne


Youth Support Advocacy Service