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Aim

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.

 

Start Date 21-01-2020
Start Time 9:30 am
End Date 21-01-2020
End Time 4:30 pm
Available places 15
Individual Price Free
Location
Whitehills Health & Community Care Centre - Lintrathen Room
51 Station Road, Forfar, DD8 3DY
Whitehills Health & Community Care Centre - Lintrathen Room
15

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PLEASE NOTE THIS COURSE IS ONLY AVAILABLE TO STAFF WORKING WITHIN THE GLASGOW AREA

Aim

This one day training course aims to increase workers' knowledge of issues relating to alcohol use and enhance awareness of the support needs and the range of services for those experiencing alcohol related problems.

 

Learning Objectives

By the end of the session, delegates should be able to:

  • Describe the physical, mental, emotional and social impacts of alcohol use.
  • Recall prevalence of alcohol use in Scotland, patterns of use including unit content for common risks, state low risk drinking guidelines and key alcohol related issues being identified in the field.
  • Explain key reasons why people use alcohol and the signs of problematic alcohol use.
  • Recognise the impact of stigma and staff attitudes on people who use alcohol seeking and gaining support.
  • Describe the cycle of change model.
  • Understand and explain effective strategies and treatment options to support those experiencing problems with alcohol.
  • List key resources and services to support those experiencing alcohol related issues.

Target Audiences

Health, Social Care and Voluntary Organisation staff who work in the community in non addictions settings who wish to increase their knowledge and awareness of alcohol issues.

 

PLEASE ALSO NOTE THERE IS NO PRE-COURSE READING MATERIAL FOR THIS COURSE

 

MATERIAL WILL BE HANDED OUT AT TRAINING

Start Date 22-01-2020
Start Time 9:30 am
End Date 22-01-2020
End Time 4:30 pm
Available places 20
Individual Price Free
Location
Calton Heritage Centre
423 London Road, Glasgow, G40 1AG
Calton Heritage Centre
20

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Aim

This training aims to increase workers' understanding and knowledge of key issues related to blood borne viruses (BBVs - Hep B, Hep C, and HIV) with a particular emphasis on risks associated with drug use and sexual health.

Start Date 23-01-2020
Start Time 9:30 am
End Date 23-01-2020
End Time 4:30 pm
Available places 7
Individual Price Free
Location
Scottish Drugs Forum Offices
91 Mitchell Street, Glasgow, G1 3LN
Scottish Drugs Forum Offices
7

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Introduction

The training will give a brief overview of bacterial infection and various outbreaks.  It gives participants the opportunity to explore harm reduction information relevant to bacterial infection.  The training will provide an overview of the main signs and symptoms which practitioners should be aware of and will encourage participants to think about and develop a response relevant to their services.

Knowledge of drugs and experience of working with people who use drugs is an advantage but not essential for this training.

 

Start Date 27-01-2020
Start Time 10:00 am
End Date 27-01-2020
End Time 1:00 pm
Available places 10
Individual Price Free
10

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Introduction

The purpose of this training is to raise confidence in practitioners, who work with injecting drug users, to raise the topic of transitioning to foil use and other harm reduction initiatives.

This training will cover methods of using drugs and the risks attached to these, physiological differences for each method of use, reasons for moving from smoking to injecting and vice-versa as well as practical demonstrations such as how to make a pipe.

Start Date 27-01-2020
Start Time 1:30 pm
End Date 27-01-2020
End Time 4:00 pm
Available places 7
Individual Price Free
7

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PLEASE NOTE THIS COURSE IS ONLY AVAILABLE TO STAFF WORKING WITHIN THE GLASGOW AREA

Aim

This one day training course aims to increase workers' knowledge of issues relating to drug use and enhance awareness of the support needs and the rage of services for those experiencing drug related problems.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Name the 7 key drug categories and their main effects/side effects.
  • Recall current drug trends, patterns of use and key drug issues being identified in the field.
  • Explain key reasons why people use substances.
  • Describe the signs of problematic drug use and what action to take - what support to offer and when and where to refer/signpost.
  • Recognise the impact of stigma and staff attitudes on service users seeking and gaining support.
  • Understand and explain prevention and education, harm reduction and resilience strategies that can be used to support service users.

Target Audience

Health, Social Care and Voluntary Organisation staff who work in the community in non addictions settings who wish to increase their knowledge and awareness of drug issues.

 

PLEASE ALSO NOTE THERE IS NO PRE-COURSE READING MATERIAL FOR THIS COURSE

MATERIAL WILL BE HANDED OUT AT TRAINING

Start Date 28-01-2020
Start Time 9:30 am
End Date 28-01-2020
End Time 4:30 pm
Available places 19
Individual Price Free
Location
Scottish Drugs Forum Offices
91 Mitchell Street, Glasgow, G1 3LN
Scottish Drugs Forum Offices
19

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PLEASE NOTE THIS COURSE IS ONLY AVAILABLE TO STAFF WORKING WITHIN THE GLASGOW AREA

Aim

This one day training course aims to increase workers' knowledge of issues relating to alcohol use and enhance awareness of the support needs and the range of services for those experiencing alcohol related problems.

 

Learning Objectives

By the end of the session, delegates should be able to:

  • Describe the physical, mental, emotional and social impacts of alcohol use.
  • Recall prevalence of alcohol use in Scotland, patterns of use including unit content for common risks, state low risk drinking guidelines and key alcohol related issues being identified in the field.
  • Explain key reasons why people use alcohol and the signs of problematic alcohol use.
  • Recognise the impact of stigma and staff attitudes on people who use alcohol seeking and gaining support.
  • Describe the cycle of change model.
  • Understand and explain effective strategies and treatment options to support those experiencing problems with alcohol.
  • List key resources and services to support those experiencing alcohol related issues.

Target Audiences

Health, Social Care and Voluntary Organisation staff who work in the community in non addictions settings who wish to increase their knowledge and awareness of alcohol issues.

 

PLEASE ALSO NOTE THERE IS NO PRE-COURSE READING MATERIAL FOR THIS COURSE

 

MATERIAL WILL BE HANDED OUT AT TRAINING

Start Date 04-02-2020
Start Time 9:30 am
End Date 04-02-2020
End Time 4:30 pm
Available places 18
Individual Price Free
Location
Scottish Drugs Forum Offices
91 Mitchell Street, Glasgow, G1 3LN
Scottish Drugs Forum Offices
18

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INTRODUCTION TO TRAUMA -INFORMED PRACTICE WITH PEOPLE WHO USE SUBSTANCES

Overview

An introduction to trauma and to ACEs and their relationship with people who use drugs.

Aim

This training will introduce the causes and types of trauma and will enable participants to appropriately respond to disclosures of trauma.

Please Note

This course includes studies of people with lived-experience of trauma, in particular the survivors of childhood sexual abuse.  It also includes exploration of adverse childhood experiences, loss and bereavement.  We recognise that these experiences and themes can at times be challenging for participants and can cause us to reflect on our own experiences.  We aim to create a safe and supportive environment by offering two facilitators on the course to debrief should anything arise during the course.

 

 

 

Start Date 05-02-2020
Start Time 9:30 am
End Date 05-02-2020
End Time 4:30 pm
Available places 14
Individual Price Free
Location
Scottish Drugs Forum Offices
91 Mitchell Street, Glasgow, G1 3LN
Scottish Drugs Forum Offices
14

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PLEASE NOTE THIS COURSE IS ONLY AVAILABLE TO STAFF WORKING WITHIN THE GLASGOW AREA

Aim

This one day training course aims to increase workers' knowledge of issues relating to drug use and enhance awareness of the support needs and the rage of services for those experiencing drug related problems.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Name the 7 key drug categories and their main effects/side effects.
  • Recall current drug trends, patterns of use and key drug issues being identified in the field.
  • Explain key reasons why people use substances.
  • Describe the signs of problematic drug use and what action to take - what support to offer and when and where to refer/signpost.
  • Recognise the impact of stigma and staff attitudes on service users seeking and gaining support.
  • Understand and explain prevention and education, harm reduction and resilience strategies that can be used to support service users.

Target Audience

Health, Social Care and Voluntary Organisation staff who work in the community in non addictions settings who wish to increase their knowledge and awareness of drug issues.

 

PLEASE ALSO NOTE THERE IS NO PRE-COURSE READING MATERIAL FOR THIS COURSE

MATERIAL WILL BE HANDED OUT AT TRAINING

Start Date 11-02-2020
Start Time 9:30 am
End Date 11-02-2020
End Time 4:30 pm
Available places 19
Individual Price Free
Location
Scottish Drugs Forum Offices
91 Mitchell Street, Glasgow, G1 3LN
Scottish Drugs Forum Offices
19

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PLEASE NOTE THIS COURSE IS ONLY AVAILABLE TO STAFF LIVING OR WORKING WITHIN THE GLASGOW AREA

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 13-02-2020
Start Time 9:30 am
End Date 13-02-2020
End Time 4:30 pm
Available places 15
Individual Price Free
Location
Scottish Drugs Forum Offices
91 Mitchell Street, Glasgow, G1 3LN
Scottish Drugs Forum Offices
15

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