SDF Workforce Development Programme

Course Title: Listening & Responding to Children Affected by Parental Substance Use
Duration: 2 Days



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.

Events Scheduled

Date Title Venue Area Spaces
Currently no events are available for this course