DRUGS & YOUNG PEOPLE

For Professionals Supporting Young People

Explore the types of drugs young people take, patterns of use, effects on health and wellbeing and how to support and refer users to appropriate services with a nationally acclaimed trainer.

Increase your skills, knowledge and confidence on the particular risks of alcohol and drug use, including prescription and over the counter medication.

KIP Education look beyond the immediate behaviours and understand the reasons why young people take use drugs, and use this understanding to inform the development of effective education, services and support. This course is aimed at all practitioners working with children, young people and families and it will be particularly valuable for those working with drug users.

WHO IS THE TRAINING FOR?

  • Youth Workers

  • Youth Offending Teams

  • Probation

  • Teachers

  • University Wardens

  • Student Unions

  • School Nurses

  • Community Wardens

  • Police Community Support Officers

  • Police Officers

  • Social Workers

  • ETC……..

COURSE CONTENT

  • All drugs, including illegal drugs, alcohol, tobacco, volatile substances legal highs and steroids.

  • Over-the-counter and prescription medicines

  • The short and long term effects and risks of drugs

  • The laws relating to drugs

  • Attitudes towards drugs, drug use and drug users, including challenging misconceptions about their peers, stereotypes, and exploring media and social influences

  • Defining drug use and misuse; recognise the range of reasons for use

  • Discuss signs and symptoms

  • Explore common myths around drugs

  • Discuss services available

TESTIMONIALS

I loved the real life examples, cases studies and videos; really engaging training

Very useful and informative training​

Very interesting, trainer was fantastic; a really well delivered programme!

Very enjoyable and informative day, thank you

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ABOUT OUR TRAINING

At KIP Education, the experiences of professionals, and the young people they work with, are at the heart of our training programme. Each year we deliver training to over 10,000 professionals, and our expert trainers give you the practical skills to support the young people you work with.

Our training courses are designed to build your understanding of key issues and give you the confidence to make a difference in young people’s lives.

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TAILOR-MADE TRAINING

Specifically designed and developed to meet a client’s particular needs where a mix of training and consultancy could be offered.


For more information, please contact the KIP Education Training Manager on 0208 207 5567


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