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Substance Use Module 2: Parental Drug and Alcohol Use: Risk and Assessment

The aims of module 2 are to enable workers to build on their understanding of problematic substance misuse in relation to families. Equip learners with practical skills to assess risk and to deliver effective interventions within the family setting.

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Learning outcomes

By the end of the course participants will:

  • have a greater understanding of the complex issues relating to parental drug and alcohol use
  • be aware of the direct and hidden harms to children from  parental substance use
  • be aware of the findings of Serious Case Reviews in relation to parental substance use
  • be able to identify key issues relating to substance use and pregnancy
  • have increased confidence in assessing risks to children from parental substance use
  • be aware of key protective factors and how to help develop resilience in children and young people
  • be able to identify local treatment options

Related learning

Completion of the e-module on basic drug and alcohol awareness is a prerequisite for attendance on module 2. The E-learning module has now replaced the classroom-based Module One. To access the module please contact Learning & Development on the email listed below. A basic understanding of different types of drugs and their effects will therefore be assumed.

There will be a brief review of this basic awareness, including opportunities to ask questions arising from the e-module.

Target group

  • Early Intervention Service
  • Fostering Officers
  • General Practitioners etc
  • Health Visitors
  • Private/Voluntary Agencies
  • Police
  • Probation Officers
  • Residential and Day Care Worker
  • School Nurses
  • Social Worker
  • Teachers 

All Professionals in care, health and mental health settings across adult's and children's services. 

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Learning and Development, Adult services

Name: Adult Services
Email: ACSLandOD@dorsetcc.gov.uk
Tel: 01305 225060
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