As a species we have been using substances for over 2 thousand years but we struggle to comprehend the impact on children and families. This day will help to address that and look at strategies that may help.
Aims & Objectives:
Aims & Objectives:
On completion of this course, delegates will be able to:
- Described the background policy framework .
- Demonstrate a knowledge of the substance used
- Describe risk factors and their impact
- Describe protective factors
- Examine the pros and cons of use
- List the considerations necessary when assessing the situation
- Discuss the promotion of positive outcomes
- State the benefits of collaborative approaches
Participants will have a greater knowledge and understanding of substances and their effect on parents and families, and also what works in promoting good outcomes.
- The background and legislation
- Delegate's attitudes and beliefs
- The risk factors of parental misuse
- The impact of misuse
- Protective factors
- The pros and cons of using
- Assessing parental misuse
- Promoting positive outcomes
- Approaches to working with parents
- The substances themselves
- Case studies
- Summary of the day
- Initial Assessment of attitudes and beliefs of delegates
- Interactive Exercises
- Individual and Group Exercises
- Discussion by the group
- Visual Aids e.g. short DVD/video, models, samples
- Feedback Activity - case studies
- Final Assessment
- An increase in knowledge, confidence and competence
- A chance to practice in a safe environment via the case studies
- An opportunity to see how ones own beliefs and attitudes can impact upon
the work that they do
This course is intended for all those whose work may bring them into contact with parents (and children of parents) who use alcohol and other drugs.
There are no pre-course requirements. However delegates must have a willingness
to examine their own attitudes and beliefs, and a willingness to participate
and engage in the exercises is essential.