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Delivering Quality Drug Education to Young People Training

May 17 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

WHO COULD HAVE PREDICTED THE EFFECT THAT COVID-19 WOULD HAVE ON OUR LIVES AND THE IMPACT ON OUR YOUNG PEOPLE’S DRUG USE?

Some thought that our young people would relish the break from all their mundane commitments . But we have been faced with a hard task. Those everyday social interactions that we rely on, the ones that keep our mental health together have all but diminished. As a result mental health is deteriorating and substance use & misuse has increased.

With a detailed focus on strategies and techniques when working with young people, this 3 – hour course covers a wide range of issues related to substance misuse & Covid-19, social effects, health and the various responses and interventions when working with young people.

A MUST FOR ANY TEACHER, YOUTH WORKER, PARENT OR CARER

COURSE CONENT:

  • Knowing the signs and symptoms relating to drug use
  • The laws in relation to drug use
  • Problems associated with drug use
  • Harm reduction
  • Responses to drug use
  • Using effective communication skills when talking to young people about drugs

THIS TRAINING CAN BE LINKED TO YOUR CONTINUED PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CPD AND IS A GREAT WAY TO NETWORK WITH OTHER PROFESSIONALS

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  • Deliver effective drug education and drug messages more comfortably
  • Learn key techniques to discussing substance misuse with young people
  • Use strategies for raising and discussing sensitive or potentially controversial issues with their young people
  • Gain knowledge around the nature of substance misuse & the impact on young people
  • Maintain a natural and easy rapport with young people when talking about substance misuse.
  • Gain a greater awareness of resources of help, support, and information to access
  • Where and when to refer on to

SUITABLE FOR:

Practitioners working with young people in groups or 1-1 settings, e.g. school staff, youth workers, residential care workers:

• Class teacher
• Learning Mentor
• Pastoral Lead
• Teaching Assistant
• Family support Worker
• Headteacher
• Assistant Head
• Social Worker
• Nurse
• Support Worker
• Youth Worker
• Parents & Carers

Training is highly participatory and interactive.

Our experienced trainers support participants through interactive exercises and facilitated discussions, creating a safe space for reflection, sharing and professional development