14 Jan 2020 — Parental Substance Misuse and the Impact on Children

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CSCP Course 6

Date: 14 January 2020 — 9.30am-4.30pm
Trainer: Mike Smith, Independent Safeguarding and Child Protection Training Consultant
Closing Date: 13 January 2020
Address: Vadnie Bish House, 33-43 Caversham Road, London NW5 2DR

Course description:

This one-day course will develop and extend your ability to recognise and respond effectively in families where parental substance misuse is having an adverse impact on children.

Course Objectives:

By the end of the course you will have:

— Been introduced to a framework for making sense of the main actions of drugs that are commonly misused
— Clarified what constitutes ‘drug dependence’, and some of the reasons why a person might use drugs in a dependent and/or problematic way
— Explored some of the main effects parental substance misuse can have on children at different ages and developmental stages
— Considered a range of case scenarios to identify concerning information and unknown factors, and linked this to a framework for assessing children’s needs in substance misusing families.

Target Audience:

This event is suitable for professionals in all Working Together Groups and meets the requirements of Level 3 of the Intercollegiate Document.

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