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Home Resident Social Care and Wellbeing Workforce Development and Learning All other training Parental Substance Misuse: Impact on Children & Families

Parental Substance Misuse: Impact on Children & Families

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Course details

Parents who use alcohol and other drugs can provide good enough parenting, but parental substance misuse can cause serious harm to children at all stages from conception through into adulthood. This course will help practitioners to assess and intervene.


DateTimeVenueTrainerTarget group
2nd December 2021 9:30am - 4:30pm ZOOM Meeting (Online) Barbara Lyons – Shadowplay counselling Targeted Services – All Sectors

Target Group - This course is for practitioners who assess or intervene with families. Would be beneficial to Social Workers from Childrens, Vulnerable Adults, Disability <25, Mental Health teams, as well as Family Intervention Workers, and staff in the Community Wellbeing Service. This course forms part of the first three years in practice training schedule.

Please note: this course is not suitable for Foster Carers.


Course aims and objectives

Learning outcomes:

  • Reflecting on our values around drug use
  • Is it use, problematic use or addiction?
  • Different drugs and what they do
  • How the effects of these drugs might impair the tasks of being a parent
  • How children at each stage of development might be impacted
  • What we can do to help

For further information, or if you have booked a place on the course and have not received notification to attend please contact the Workforce Development & Learning Administrative Team. Please do not turn up to any course unless you have received notification of your place as the event may be fully booked.

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