Listening & Responding to Children Affected by Parental Substance Use


The aim of this course is to support practitioners in adult substance use and children's services to listen and respond effectively and appropriately to children affected by parental substance use.


Following discussions with Scottish Government, this course has been developed using the Lloyds PDI report, "Everyone has a story" as the overarching narrative and uses this to tie across to the broader political and legislative agendas.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this two day training session, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the impact of substance use on children.
  • Describe the cycles of change in parental use and recovery from a child's perspective.
  • Discuss key issues in assessment of needs and risks of children affected by parental substance use.
  • Recognise the impact of change/recovery in children's lives.
  • Identify ways to actively engage and hear young peoples' stories.

Event Properties

Start Date 26-11-2019 9:30 am
End Date 26-11-2019 4:30 pm
Available places 5
Individual Price Free
Event Type 1
Local Authority Area 5
Event Status 1
Event Commissioner Scottish Government
Location Camelon Education Centre

Event Trainer(s)

John Honey

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