Parental Substance Misuse - 05
31st May & 1st June 2017
Duration: 2 Days
Broughshane Community Association 10A Buckna Rd, Broughshane, Ballymena BT42 4NJ
This course is available free to anyone working in the statutory or voluntary sector in Northern Ireland that encounter children or young people affected by an adult's substance use.
By the end of this course participants will;
- 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
Relevance: This course is relevant to professionals that encounter clients affected by substance misuse within their work role.