Addressing alcohol and drug-related issues: Reducing harm and supporting positive change.


Addressing alcohol and drug-related issues: Reducing harm and supporting positive change.


Parental Substance Misuse WFD08 PSM06 14th&15th February 2022

  • Duration 6h
  • Total Enrolled 12
  • Last Update January 24, 2022


Looks at how to best support young people and children affected by a parent or adult’s substance use

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Meeting ID: 893 8919 4402
Passcode: 170074

What Will I Learn?

  • Have an understanding of their own role, and the roles of other professionals (including multi-agency working), in working with children, young people and families, from a legal, organisational and policy perspective
  • Be familiar with the local systems, procedures and protocols for safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults including the Regional Joint Service Agreement – Hidden Harm
  • Understand the potential effects of parental substance misuse on children on young people and on their development and the factors that contribute to the risk of harm to children and young people
  • Understand the potential effects on children and young people of a parent receiving treatment for substance misuse
  • Understand the effect of parenting capacity, family, environment and cultural influences on the health and wellbeing of children and young people.
  • Be able to offer support to the child or young person in a manner which respects their individual rights and choice, is appropriate to their needs and is realistic within the limits of the resources available
  • Be familiar with the guidance that is available for their own practice and where to access this
  • Understand the importance of record keeping, reporting and confidentiality
  • Understand how to access non specialist and specialist services for children or young people affected by parental substance use

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the trainer was amazing

As I work in Donegal I deal with clients from NI found the information of the different agencies will be useful in my work

great course, very informative and some interesting conversations

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  • This is a virtual course delivered over zoom and the link is provided in the ‘description’ section.
  • You will be sent a reminder with joining instructions prior to the course.
  • Once you have attended the course you will need to return to this page and select 'complete course' to fill in a short course evaluation form, which will release your certificate of completion.
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