• Increased knowledge of substances including new and emerging drugs (NEDs) / legal highs and steroid and image-enhancing drugs
• Concepts/context of use and misuse
• The processes leading to problem substance-related behaviour and strategies of behaviour modification
• An exploration of treatment approaches currently available
• Examination of the role of the worker
• Examination of worker/client relationship
• Exploration of related professional issues, client confidentiality, safe working practices, risk analysis and ethical matters
• Learners will be asked to complete a Client Risk Assessment based on a standardised case study before attending the course. They will be to be asked to complete a similar Risk Assessment at the conclusion of the course to assess and validate learning.
• Learners will be asked to provide support addressing harm reduction as well as long-term behavioural goals as part of a structured role-play assessing practical skills.
Other courses helpful for development:
Working with Complex Mental Health Needs
Open to social services employees, corps officers and workers whose role involves supporting those with substance misuse
William Booth College
24-27 October 2017
26-29 June 2018
Lee Ball, Territorial Addictions Services Officer