Training Autumn 2018

The following training is available in the autumn: –

  • Introduction to Addiction Studies – 12th & 13th September 2018 
  • Community Addiction Studies Course© – 10 weeks (one day a week) starts 1st October & finishes 10th December
  • Keyworking and Care Planning – 17th & 18th October 2018
  • Understanding Harm Reduction – 6th November 2018
  • Drug Related Health Issues – 6th November 2018
  • Community Reinforcement Approach (CRA) – 7th & 8th November 2018

Booking details for short courses (all other areas) – click here
Booking details for short courses (Ballymun Drug and Alcohol Task Force catchment area) – click here

Introduction to Addiction Studies
This two-day workshop is for those wishing to gain a good basic understanding of drugs and related issues.
Content includes:-
~ Drug/Alcohol information.
~ Signs and symptoms.
~ Process of addiction.
~ Addiction and family.
~ Treatment approaches / making referrals.
Dates: Wednesday 12 & Thursday 13 September 2018.
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Community Addiction Studies Course© – NFQ Level 5 Module
This course is run over ten weeks (one day a week); the next start date is 1 October 2018. The Community Addiction Studies Course© is for anyone living or working in the community who would like to be more effective when it comes to drugs/alcohol issues.
Content includes: –
~ Pharmaceutical information on drugs and their effects.
~ Process of addiction.
~ How addiction effects individuals / families / communities.
~ Social analysis.
~ Media analysis.
~ Personal development.
~ How individuals and communities can respond.
~ Field visits to drugs services
Accreditation: QQI Award (Minor) Level 5.
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Keyworking and Care Planning
Keyworking and Care Planning is a two-day programme 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.
Content includes:-
~ Keyworker role – responsibilities and values.
~ Assessment and care planning.
~ Case management and shared care plans.
~ Confidentiality.
~ Record keeping.
~ Reflective practice.
Dates: Wednesday 17 & Thursday 18 October 2018.
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Understanding Harm Reduction
This half-day (10am-1pm) of training is for persons working or volunteering in the drugs field who wish to enhance their professional understanding of the principles and practice of harm reduction as an approach in relation to problem drug use.
Content includes:-
~ Definition of harm reduction.
~ Principles of harm reduction.
~ Practice of harm reduction.
~ Development of services.
~ Current harm reduction service provision.
Dates: Tuesday 6th November 2018.
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Drug Related Health Issues
This half-day (2pm-5pm) of training is for project workers and volunteers in the drugs field. To participate fully in this workshop you need to have a good knowledge of drugs (types and effects), and of the impact of addiction on the individual.
Content includes:-
~ Drug toxicity.
~ Blood viruses (HIV, Hep C, etc.).
~ Fungal and bacterial infections.
~ Vein damage, associated with IV use.
~ Lung and other organ damage.
~ Overdose and universal precautions.
Dates: Tuesday 6th November 2018.
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Community Reinforcement Approach
This two-day (10am-5pm) training is for those who would like to gain a better understanding of the Community Reinforcement Approach. It will be of interest to anyone already working / volunteering in a care setting.
The training will enable participants to:-
~ Develop an appreciation of the theoretical framework and principles underlying CRA.
~ Gain an understanding of the strategies to develop drug and alcohol interventions.
~ Assess the client’s drug and alcohol use.
~ Develop effective treatment planning interventions.
~ Enhance their CRA skill set.
Dates: Wednesday 7 & Thursday 8 November 2018.
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If you have further queries please contact Urrús: –
Tel: 01 8467980        Email: urrus@byap.ie