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This course is for those working with children and families where they are parental substance misuse issues including alcohol, or those working with adult clients with addiction issues who wish to understand the impact of parental/carer substance misuse on the child and the family. During the course the participants will look at and discuss issues such as commonly used substances, their impact on parenting and what impact this may have on child development, attachment and ultimately outcomes for children in adolescence and adulthood. The course will consist of a mix of group discussion, presentation of evidence based research, including the thoughts of children affected by parental alcohol and substance misuse and the use of case studies to allow integration of knowledge in to practice

Who is Working with Alcohol & Substance misusing Parents aimed at?

Staff in adult and children’s social settings

Course Length

1 day

Learning Outcomes

On conclusion of the course, participants will:-

  • Understand the most commonly used substances
  • Understand the nature of the impact of parental substance misuse including alcohol on children
  • Understand the impact of substance misuse, including alcohol on parenting capacity
  • Understand how children’s development can be impaired by parental substance misuse including FAS/FASD


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