Boxing Clever Report Launch

In partnership with the UCD School of Applied Social Science Community Partnership Drugs Programme, BYAP and partner agencies engaged in an evaluative research process of the Boxing Clever Programme in 2013/2014.  The resulting report and the findings of this research project was launched on 6th February 2015.

The Boxing Clever programme is a twenty week integrated educational, substance use recovery and fitness programme that aims to support participants to develop more resilient identities, while encouraging educational achievement, physical wellness and reduction in harmful or risky behaviours.

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Urrus Training November-December 2014

Introduction to Addiction Studies – 11th & 18th November 2014

This two-day workshop is for those wishing to gain a good basic understanding of drugs and related issues.
Dates: Tuesday’s 11th & 18th November 2014.

Keyworking and Care Planning – 10th & 17th December 2014

This two-day programme is for workers who wish to develop and enhance their skills in the keyworking role.  It will be of particular interest to anyone working or volunteering in a care setting.  This programme is recognised by Addiction Counsellors of Ireland – 8 CPD credits.

Ballymun Community Detox Initiative

On March 12th 2014 the Treatment and Rehabilitation Sub-Committee of the Ballymun Drugs and Alcohol Task Force hosted an event to highlight the work of the Ballymun Community Detox Initiative.  The Ballymun Community Detox Initiative commenced in July 2012, this initiative supports service users to reduce or stop their use of methadone or benzodiazepines through a structured non residential process involving key workers and prescribing doctors.

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Diploma in Community Drugs and Alcohol Work (NFQ Level 7)

This comprehensive and professional course is run by Urrús in partnership with University College Dublin and intended to provide participants with a range of skills and knowledge both academic and practical which will enhance their effectiveness in responding to the complex issue of drug and alcohol misuse within a community environment. This one year intensive programme leading to a NFQ Level 7 Diploma awarded by National University of Ireland, University College Dublin, is based on community development principles and uses adult learning approaches in its delivery. The programme is accepted as part fulfillment of the educational requirements for membership of Addiction Counsellors of Ireland (formerly IAAAC) and offers a progression pathway to B.Soc Science with UCD.

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