Delivering Quality Drug Education to Young People Training
March 22 @ 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 in and out of the classroom, 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
- 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
Practitioners working with young people in groups or 1-1 settings, e.g. school staff, youth workers, residential care workers:
• Learning Mentor
• Pastoral Lead
• Teaching Assistant
• Family support Worker
• Social Worker
• Support Worker
• Youth Worker
• Parents & Carers
- 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