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  • Substance Misuse and Parenting Capacity Training Course

    Created: 22/05/2015

    When: 9.30am - 4.30pm, Friday 19 June 2015
    Where: Auchterderran Centre , 14 Woodend Road, Cardenden, KY5 0NE
    This particular event is free to attend, so no payment is required.


    It is too late to book a place for this particular session, sorry about that.


    Target Group

    This course will be of specific interest to staff who are working with and supporting parents in recovery, for example, staff in NHS Addiction Services, Voluntary Sector Addiction Services, Housing Support Services, Child and Family Social Work, Adult Social Work, Criminal Justice Social Work Family and Community Support Services and Voluntary Sector Family Support Services.

    Aim and Objectives – This course is designed to give practitioners the opportunity to strengthen their knowledge and practice of the impact of substance misuse on parenting capacity and family functioning. Participants will consider the ways in which substance misuse impacts on parenting in the short and long term, and the potential impact of this on children. The importance of analysing and sharing information will be a key focus along with the opportunity to reflect on practical ways of improving assessment practice. Participants will also be given the opportunity to consider children’s experience in recovery.

    Learning Outcomes - On completion of this training participants should be able to:
    • Articulate the impacts of substance misuse issues on parenting and family functioning.
    • Identify parenting which is affected by parental substance misuse.
    • Describe the range of effects substance misuse in the short and long term for both parents and children, with a focus on the effects of substance use on cognitive and emotional capacity.
    • Discuss methods for analysing information in multi agency parenting capacity and substance misuse assessments.
    • Recognise the impact of the recovery journey for children.


    • Anyone interested in attending this course should contact the Child Protection Committee Support Team by e-mail at [email protected]




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