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Parental Drug and Alcohol Misuse and its Effects on Children

Parental Drug and Alcohol Misuse and its Effects on Children

Overview:

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

Learning outcomes:

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.

Course Outline:

Morning

  • 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

Afternoon

  • 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

 

Intended For:

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.