03 - Foundation Module - Children, Young People and Families
14th, 21st & 28th April 2017
Duration: 3 Days
Altnaveigh House 51 Downshire Rd, Newry BT34 1EE
This course is available free to anyone working in the statutory or voluntary sector in Northern Ireland
By the end of this course participants will;
- Have an understanding of the effects of drugs and alcohol and their impact on the physical and mental health of the young person and family functioning.
- Have an understanding of the principles of life skills and harm reduction relevant to stage of development of the young person.
- Understand the principles of behaviour change methodology applied to substance misuse issues and explore how to incorporate such practice into one’s work with young people.
- 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 methods of supporting children and young people depending on their age, understanding and development, taking into account their family and social context.
- Know how to use the RIAT tool to carry out an initial assessment of young people for substance misuse and to decide, in partnership with young people on the appropriate intervention to address any substance misuse issues.
- Know how to support children affected by substance misuse where child protection issues exist or where the child is in need of support.
- Understand the local systems, procedures and protocols for safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults (including the Regional Joint Service Agreement – Hidden Harm).
- Be aware of services and how to refer young people and families for specialist and non-specialist help where appropriate.
Relevance: This course is relevant to professionals that encounter children, young people or families affected by substance misuse within their work role.
NOCN Level 3 Certificate in Tackling Substance Misuse (QCF)