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ANNOUNCEMENT SCOTTISH DRUGS FORUM TRAINING EVENTS  

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and in the light of advice from the Government and others, SDF has cancelled all face-to-face training. This decision will be reviewed in due course.

In the immediate term, we are switching over to a virtual platform and these courses are viewable below and free to access to anyone working or living in Scotland.

Scottish Drugs Forum’s e-learning platform will continue as normal and 8 e-learning courses are available.

SDF are still able to discuss ideas around commissioning bespoke training beyond the core training.  If you would like to discuss this contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

This training will take place via Microsoft Teams

There is no pre-course e-learning for this training

Overview

Stigma can have a profound impact upon the lives of people who use alcohol and other drugs or those who have a history of substance use. The impact of stigma can permeate numerous aspects of a person’s life such as their health and wellbeing, relationships, education and employment prospects and socioeconomic status.

Commonly, family, friends, service providers and institutions often place numerous expectations on people who use substances to engage in change behaviour, however, the social context that creates and perpetuates the cycle of stigma is rarely considered or challenged. Through developing a greater awareness of the wider context that the cycle of stigma fosters and exploring our own role in reinforcing and challenging stigma, participants can identify new approaches for fostering enhanced relationships with service users.

Aim

This one day training will give participants a distinct set of knowledge and skills to help them understand and address alcohol and drug-related stigma.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Describe the impact of stigma on people who use substances, people in treatment or in recovery from substance use
  • Recall language which de-stigmatises people affected by substance use.
  • Describe how stigma and discrimination impact on the quality and effectiveness of service delivery.
  • Identify institutional and structural stigma attached to people who use substances, people in treatment or in recovery from substance use.

 

 

Start Date 26-10-2020
Start Time 9:15 am
End Date 26-10-2020
End Time 1:00 pm
Available places 0
Individual Price Free

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THIS TRAINING SESSION WILL TAKE PLACE REMOTELY VIA MICROSOFT TEAMS

THERE IS NO PRE-COURSE E-LEARNING REQUIRED FOR THIS TRAINING

 

OVERVIEW

This on-line training course aims to increase knowledge and awareness of key issues relating to alcohol use in Scotland with specific reference to service provision in Glasgow.

By the end of the session participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the prevalence of alcohol use in Scotland.
  • Recall the unit content for common drinks, and low risk drinking guidelines.
  • Identify a range of reasons why people use alcohol.
  • Discuss the effects and costs of alcohol use associated with different patterns of drinking.
  •  Recall key resources and support services available to reduce alcohol related harm.

 

Start Date 28-10-2020
Start Time 9:30 am
End Date 28-10-2020
End Time 12:30 pm
Available places 0
Individual Price Free

PLEASE NOTE IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS COURSE, THERE IS A REQUIREMENT TO HAVE COMPLETED THE OVERDOSE PREVENTION, INTERVENTION AND NALOXONE E-LEARNING MODULE

https://www.sdftraining.org.uk/online-learning/156-overdose-prevention-intervention-and-naloxone-3

Overview

This one day course will cover the core areas of drug-related deaths on a global, national and local scale, opioid-related overdose prevention and explore methods and models of community-based delivery and adult learning.

There will be an in-depth look at naloxone, its actions, kit assembly and administration with specific attention to overdose intervention and basic life support with naloxone.

The training will also give an overview of global naloxone activity and of the Scottish National Naloxone Programme.

 

Start Date 12-11-2020
Start Time 9:30 am
End Date 12-11-2020
End Time 1:00 pm
Available places -2
Individual Price Free

 

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course participants will be able to:

 

  • Identify common risk behaviours displayed by young people.
  • Define multiple risk.
  • Discuss positive and negative aspects of risk.
  • Identify common risk behaviours.
  • Recall the factors and Adverse Childhood Experiences that influence risk taking and identify the impact of these on resilience.
  • Demonstrate effective signposting and interventions which tackle multiple risk. build resilience and support post-traumatic growth.
Start Date 17-11-2020
Start Time 1:00 pm
End Date 17-11-2020
End Time 4:00 pm
Available places 10
Individual Price Free
10

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By the end of the session participants will be able to:

  • Recall the current trends and emerging trends with benzodiazepines including street valium and unlicensed benzodiazepines.
  • Identify the physical and psychological/cognitive effects of benzodiazepines.
  • Give an overview of the key benzodiazepines in use.
  • Describe the role of  benzodiazepines in poly-drug use, overdose and DRDs.
  • Identify effective strategies and techniques for working with benzodiazepine users including harm reduction and anxiety management.
Start Date 19-11-2020
Start Time 9:30 am
End Date 19-11-2020
End Time 12:30 pm
Available places 7
Individual Price Free
7

You will need to Login or Create an Account before registering for this event.

By the end of the session participants will be able to:

  • Recall the current trends and emerging trends with benzodiazepines including street valium and unlicensed benzodiazepines.
  • Identify the physical and psychological/cognitive effects of benzodiazepines.
  • Give an overview of the key benzodiazepines in use.
  • Describe the role of  benzodiazepines in poly-drug use, overdose and DRDs.
  • Identify effective strategies and techniques for working with benzodiazepine users including harm reduction and anxiety management.
Start Date 26-11-2020
Start Time 9:30 am
End Date 26-11-2020
End Time 12:30 pm
Available places 8
Individual Price Free
8

You will need to Login or Create an Account before registering for this event.

PLEASE NOTE IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS COURSE, THERE IS A REQUIREMENT TO HAVE COMPLETED THE OVERDOSE PREVENTION, INTERVENTION AND NALOXONE E-LEARNING MODULE

https://www.sdftraining.org.uk/online-learning/156-overdose-prevention-intervention-and-naloxone-3

Overview

This one day course will cover the core areas of drug-related deaths on a global, national and local scale, opioid-related overdose prevention and explore methods and models of community-based delivery and adult learning.

There will be an in-depth look at naloxone, its actions, kit assembly and administration with specific attention to overdose intervention and basic life support with naloxone.

The training will also give an overview of global naloxone activity and of the Scottish National Naloxone Programme.

 

Start Date 10-12-2020
Start Time 9:30 am
End Date 10-12-2020
End Time 1:00 pm
Available places 0
Individual Price Free

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