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

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

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Working with Substance Misuse in a Homeless Setting WFD08 SMH03 17th, 24th& 31st August 2021

  • Duration 9h
  • Total Enrolled 2
  • Last Update July 1, 2021

Description

Provides those working in hostel settings or with clients experiencing homelessness with a detailed examination of the issues surrounding substance use for their clients, effects on health, harm reduction and appropriate signposting/supports.

To access the link to join the training please use link provided below

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https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86095623235?pwd=dUlTZStKZyttRkFBd1BBMFlrM2RBdz09

Meeting ID: 860 9562 3235
Passcode: 999126

What Will I Learn?

  • Have an understanding of the impact of substance misuse on homelessness
  • Understand the basic principles of Motivational Interviewing (MI) and how they can be used within the homeless settings
  • Know about the drugs of misuse and the specific risks to users
  • Understand the nature and risks of poly drug use
  • Understand a range of harm reduction practices
  • Understand the importance of nutrition in reducing substance misuse related harm
  • Understand the risks and personal safety issues for staff related to working with drug and alcohol users, and the importance of relevant protocols
  • Know about blood born infections and the risks they hold
  • Understand the risks of alcohol withdrawal and how to respond to such events
  • Know how to signpost and refer individuals to other services
  • Be  able  to  provide  support  and  deliver  brief  interventions  to  the  homeless population who are using substances

Topics for this course

1 Lessons9h

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57 Courses

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Requirements

  • 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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