Scenario-based learning is supporting police and health workers to work with clients suffering from mental health, drug and alcohol issues.
Police are practicing how to handle situations involving ‘at-risk’ members of the community through a facilitated training model.
Victoria Police worked with GippsTAFE on the Responsive policing with mental health training project.
The self-paced, web-based training features an avatar introducing learners to four modules, which include case studies, scenarios and activities.
The training aims to challenge assumptions and attitudes towards people contemplating suicide and those with alcohol, drug and mental health issues.
Each module is backed up by two web conferences facilitated by industry experts, giving the content more context and officers the opportunity to collaborate on finding solutions to specific issues.
Meanwhile, Queensland Health has created a resource using a virtual learning environment that places the learner in a health practitioner’s role.
The Increase capacity to address dual diagnosis project looks at assessment, treatment planning and relapse management strategies for clients with both a primary mental health and primary alcohol and other drugs problem.
Video vignettes address phases of treatment for each primary condition, with additional material provided onscreen as well as through links to relevant documents.
Assessment includes activities and quizzes to encourage reflective practice and action learning.
Both projects were funded and supported by the Framework’s E-learning Innovations business activity