Families, Drugs and Alcohol - Essential & Advanced Skills


Wednesday 24th April 2024 | 9:30am - 3:30pm

Thursday 25th April 2024 | 9:30am - 3:30pm

Trainer: Lauren Booker

Adfam is delivering a 2-part training course on families affected by substance use:

  1. Families, Drugs and Alcohol – Essential Skills
  2. Families, Drugs and Alcohol – Advanced Skills

The training will run between 9.30am - 3.30pm each day, with a break for lunch at 12 noon.

The course is open to any practitioner whose work brings them into contact with families affected by substance use. Participants will familiarise themselves with the impacts of substance use with families and utilise a range of interventions and techniques with families.

By the end of the training participants will be able to:

  • Recognise the potential impact of substance use on children.
  • Identify family roles around a problematic substance user.
  • Identify behaviours associated with someone who cares for a substance user.
  • Identify ways family members can support each other through the ‘Cycle of Change’.
  • Consider the effectiveness of various brief interventions models.
  • Understand how to encourage alcohol and drug users to engage with treatment.
  • Understand how to put the course learning into practice Understand the five commonly used techniques for assisting families.
  • Recognise how different perspectives and approaches impact the outcomes for families.
  • Be able to use a toolkit of approaches with family members.
  • Be able to reflect on the efficiency of different approaches.
  • Be ready to identify your own learning opportunities to continue to improve practice.

This training is delivered over Zoom. Participants must be able to access Zoom to take part. Once registered, you will receive the joining instructions and Zoom link a week before the training.

Cost: £140

The course is CPD accredited and participants will be able to request a CPD certificate after completion of the training.

If you have any questions or require any additional information please email admin [at] adfam [dot] org [dot] uk.

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