Hidden Harm - The Effect of Parental Drug and Alcohol Misuse on Children
- Course Code: CHEL059
- Duration: 1 year
- Price: £40.00
- Start Date:
- Days: MON/FRI
- Times: 09:00-17:00
- Validated by: NONE
- Delivery Type: PT
This course is suitable for anyone who works with children, young people and their families. Please be aware that this training content deals with a potentially disturbing subject matter and material and images used may be of a graphic nature. The module carries links to help lines and national support agencies that can be contacted should you feel the need to talk about the subject to someone other than your colleagues or manager.
- What will I study?
Hidden Harm – the effect of parental drug and alcohol misuse on children
It is estimated that there are 1.5 million children of problem drug and alcohol users in the UK. (ACMD 2006). Services naturally focus their attention on the problem user; but in this process, the effects on the children can be overlooked. There is now a government directive that aims to raise awareness of this issue and increase opportunities for early intervention.
This course is designed for anyone who works with children, young people and their families. The course aims to raise awareness of the issues affecting the children of problem substance users. It helps the learner to spot the signs of harm and identify appropriate windows of opportunity to break the cycle and safeguard the child.
The course has been developed by 5 Drug and Alcohol teams nationally and peer reviewed by panels of experts in the field and comes with an online assessment and certificate on achieving a satisfactory pass mark.
- Impact on families and children
- Opportunities to influence outcomes for children
- The voice of children and families
- Strategies for engagement
- Entry Requirements
There are no specific entry requirements for this module.
- How will I be assessed?
It is estimated that this module will take approximately 2 hours to complete (depending on learning speed). As an e-learning module you can complete this training in convenient stages and revisit whenever you wish. The system will record your progress throughout.
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