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 10 e-learning courses are available.
This training will take place via Microsoft Teams
There is no pre-course e-learning for this training
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.
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.
By the end of the course you will be able to:
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This training will take place via Zoom
Aim: To reduce the harms experienced by women who use drugs, and who are involved in transactional sex.
By attending this half day course participants will:
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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
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.
By the end of the session participants will be able to:
Health, Social Care and Voluntary Organisation staff who are in contact with people who use drugs, their families and significant others.
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|End Time||12:30 pm|