Drugs and Young People Training Course, May 2020, London

Drugs and young people training

Drugs and Young People Training Course

This drugs & young people training course will help you understand the types of drugs young people may take, patterns of use, effects on health and wellbeing and how to support and refer users to appropriate services.

Being delivered to professionals on:
Tuesday 12th May 2020.

St Martin of Tours
318-320 St Paul’s Road
London N1 2LF

Cost: £99 per person.
Lunch and refreshments provided.

On completion of the course you will receive a certificate and have lifetime access to online resources.

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Course description

This course covers the most commonly used drugs young people may use, including novel psychoactive substances (former legal highs), prescription medication (such as Xanax), cannabis and alcohol. It also covers issues such as ‘county lines’ and adolescent trauma. The course will help you identify symptoms, respond appropriately, and know when to refer to specialist services.

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the different types of drugs young people use
  • Understand the effects on health and psychiatric issues
  • Provide appropriate and accurate advice and information to young people on drugs
  • Provide effective support and know when to refer to other services

Target audience

Drug Workers, Health Visitors, Practice Nurses, Homeless and Outreach Workers, School Nurses, Community Wardens, Police Community Support Officers, Police Officers, Social Workers, Youth Workers, Youth Offending Teams, Probation Staff, Teachers, Housing Officers and Supported Housing Workers.

Drug And Alcohol National Occupational Standards

  • AA1: Recognise indications of substance misuse and refer individuals to specialists
  • AB2: Support individuals who are substance users
  • HSC330: Support individuals to access and use services and facilities
  • AD1: Raise awareness about substances, their use and effects

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