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Children's Rights in Drug Treatment Programmes Survey

Dianova International launched an online survey gathering information about how children's needs are being addressed in adult drug treatment programmes, and by identifying ways of promoting family-centred services respectful of the needs of children, and based on a child rights perspective. The survey is addressed to treatment professionals and available in English, Spanish and French. The deadline for submitting input is 15 June 2021.

Family Support is for Men Too

Online ,

Alcohol and drug use affects the whole family, but less than 30% of people who come to Scottish Families for support for themselves are men. Talking about a problem is the first step to getting help but it can be hard to know who or what to ask when facing substance use in your family.

AFINet Virtual Conference

Online,

Addiction and the Family Network (AFINet) is holding a small-scale virtual conference on 9-10 September 2021. There will be two half-days at different times of the day, which will allow our members and others from various time zones across the world to present and discuss their current work.

Resilience of Families and Communities During COVID19

Online,

Promoting mental health, well-being and resilience in families and communities in the COVID-19 crisis through evidence-based drug use prevention, treatment and mental health initiatives

Organized by Japan with the support of France, Indonesia, and Jordan, and the UNODC Prevention, Treatment and Rehabilitation Section, and the World Health Organization 

Family, a Key Social Institution for Addressing Drug Abuse, Violence and Mental Health

Online,

64th Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND), a virtual side event on “Family a key social institution for addressing substance use, violence, mental health and promote sustainable development: Lessons learned from parenting under stress, in humanitarian settings and in the context of COVID19 and beyond”

Tuesday 13th of April 2021, 13:10-14:00 CET

Women Affected by Domestic Abuse and Someone Else's Substance Use

Published by
Adfam

Executive Summary

Domestic abuse predominantly affects women, and 35 years of experience supporting families affected by substance use has taught Adfam that women are disproportionately affected by the problematic drug or alcohol use of a loved one. The relationship between domestic abuse and substance use is non-causational, but the impacts of the two are interrelated.

Evidence and Implementation of family-based interventions in the addiction field

Created by
Afinet

Dr Gallus Bischof presented AFINet’s second Webinar on “Evidence and Implementation of family-based interventions in the addiction field”.

Dr Bischof described and reported the results of a systematic review on the evidence of interventions for AFMs and reported the results of a survey of practitioners in Germany. The implications for further research and service improvement were discussed.

Teleintervenção fundamentada na entrevista motivacional para familías que convivem com um parente com problemas por consumo de álcool e outras Drogas

Created by
Afin Network

Cassandra Borges Bortolon, a Clinical Psychologist, Postgraduate Professor in Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Director of Acurarte, President of AMTEPA, Founder of the Acurartech Company, and an Independent Research Consultant, presented AFINet’s fourth Webinar on “Motivational intervention for family members living with a relative with a substance-related disorder”, which she presented in Portuguese with a simultaneous English translation.