ERIC incorporates a competency based implementation model for youth services. This model has been developed to build capacity in all youth sectors, to improve treatment and service efficiency and to aid in implementation fidelity.

The model is based on best practice implementation methodology for AOD treatment settings and highlights that adherence and fidelity to ERIC will maximise positive outcomes for young people. The ERIC training and implementation model is made up of six components.

ERIC incorporates a competency based implementation model. This model has been developed to build capacity in all youth sectors and to aid in implementation fidelity. The model is based on best practice implementation methodology and highlights that adherence and competency in ERIC will maximise positive outcomes for young people.

The ERIC training model involves attendance at a one-day workshop with the developers of ERIC. A license agreement gives all practitioners at your service access to the digital ‘Resources for Young People’ and ‘Resources for Practitioners’ via the ERIC website for a 12-month period.

In addition to the one-day workshop, ERIC competency training involves a 12-week training and coaching period including:

  • Up to 6 telephone coaching sessions with an ERIC coach
  • Personalised coaching and feedback on applying ERIC in practice
  • Assessment for certification as ERIC competent
  • ERIC certificate of competency
  • 12 month Licence fee: $75 (plus GST) per organisation
  • One-day workshop: $400 (plus GST) per head
  • 12 week competency training (includes 1-day workshop): $1,500 (plus GST) per head

The ERIC one-day workshop is delivered by the developers of ERIC, Dr Kate Hall and Dr Angela Simpson. They are supported by a team of accredited ERIC Coaches who deliver the competency-based coaching.

  • Dr Kate Hall: Is the Principal Researcher for ERIC and the lead facilitator of the one-day training workshop.
  • Dr Angela Simpson: Leads the ERIC coaching and competency-based assessment and co-facilitates the one-day training workshop.

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