The resource offers a training course that will help all drug workers to identify problematic drug and alcohol use and to effectively assess and refer users to appropriate treatment. The material in this pack will provide a trainer with information and a variety of training techniques to educate and inform people who work with drug and alcohol users.
Professionals within the social care sector are required to undertake Continuous Professional Development (CPD) by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Those who use this resource will be able to gain CPD points.
For trainers in the generic health and social care sectors to deliver training to tier one workers in adult services.
Publisher: Pavilion Publishing and Media
Publication: 29 August 2008
Content: Topics covered include:
- drugs and their effects (including how to identify different drugs)
- what is a drug problem?
- attitudes and prejudice
- basic screening tools
- approaches to working with drug users
- models of care and the cycle of change
- working with clients who will not engage and special groups
- basic harm reduction.