This two day opportunity seeks to develop the knowledge and skills of workers in contact with children & families affected by problem drug and alcohol misuse. This includes health visitors, teachers, substance misuse workers and social workers, including criminal justice workers.
This learning and development event is designed to give participants the opportunity to build upon and share the knowledge of the impact of substance misuse on parenting capacity and child development. The importance of sharing information will be a key focus along with the opportunity to reflect on practical ways of improving practice. Participants will also be given the opportunity to hear the voices and words of affected children.
By the end of the course participants will be able to:
- Reflect on personal and professional values and how this may impact on practice.
- Understand the importance of appropriate information sharing at an intra-and inter-agency level.
- Utilise the Child's Change Cycle tool and understand how it relates to the Trans-theoretical Model of Change for Adults.
- Identify protective factors which promote resilience in adverse circumstances.
- Recognise the potential and actual impact of parental substance misuse on children.