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CREW Basic Drug Awareness Training

2.5 hour - Online Training: Drug Trends Delivered by Crew for workers in Orkney. This 2.5 hour course is designed to expand worker knowledge and confidence in the area of new drug trends. 

During the presentation we share current and credible information on drug use, introduce some of the most commonly  used drugs (including cannabis, MDMA, cocaine, benzos and other psychoactive drugs), give information on how to identify legality and discuss basic harm reduction techniques. This course is designed to provide a basic understanding of drugs and drug use.

Course Objectives - By the end of the training, participants will be able to:

• Recall trends in drug use, including the impact COVID-19 has had on drug use, markets and services

• Name the typical effects and side effects of key substances

• Identify the issues surrounding dose, availability and legality

• Recognise the signs and symptoms of overdose

Places are limited.

Orkney 2 - Date: Weds, 21st of April 2021, Time: 09.30am-12.00pm, Location: Zoom

Book a space on this course using the Crew eventbrite page here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/online-training-drug-trends-orkney-tickets-127986905279


Free SDF Training Sessions 2021

Everyone Has a Story: Children Affected by Parental Substance Use

17th & 18th May 2021

9.15 - 13.30

NB - This is a 2 day course run via Microsoft Teams. You must be able to attend on both days.

Aim: This course will support practitioners in adult and children’s services to respond to children affected by parental substance use.

Learning Outcomes: By the end of the training, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the impact of parental substance use on children.
  • Describe the child’s change cycle in parental use and recovery.
  • Practise the assessment of risk for children affected by parental substance use.
  • Identify ways to actively engage and hear young people’s stories.

Course Length and Format: This course consists of 7 hours learning using the following format:

Part 1: SDF Drug Awareness: An Introductory Course e-learning module (1hr).  

Please note. Completion of the e-learning module (part 1) is a requirement for attending the trainer facilitated online learning (part 2). 

Access to the free e-learning module here: https://www.sdftraining.org.uk/online-learning/277-drug-awareness-an-introductory-course

An invitation to participate in part 2 of the training will be emailed to participants on the morning of training once completion of part 1 has been verified.

Part 2: Trainer facilitated online learning over two half days.

Certification of course completion is awarded to participants who complete part 1 and 2 of the course and submit the post-course evaluation form.

To book a space on this course register on the SDF Training website here: https://www.sdftraining.org.uk/training/ig-events/1145-ehas-orkney

 


 

Online Trauma and Substance Use

15th June 2021

9.15 - 15.30

NB - This session will take place via Microsoft Teams

Aim: This introductory course will support trauma-informed practice when working with people who are affected by trauma and who use substances.

Learning Outcomes: By the end of the training, participants will be able to:

  • Define the concept of psychological trauma.
  • Describe how substance use is used as an adaptive coping response to trauma and its impact.
  • Identify how to respond to the needs of those affected by trauma at a trauma-informed level.

Course Length and Format: This course consists of 4 hours learning using the following format:

Part 1: SDF Drug Awareness: An Introductory Course e-learning module. 

Please note. Completion of the e-learning module (part 1) is a requirement for attending the trainer facilitated online learning (part 2).

Access to the free e-learning module here: https://www.sdftraining.org.uk/online-learning/277-drug-awareness-an-introductory-course

An invitation to participate in part 2 of the training will be emailed to participants once completion of part 1 has been verified.

Part 2: Trainer facilitated online learning over one half day.

Certification of course completion is awarded to participants who complete part 1 and 2 of the course and submit the post-course evaluation form.

Please Note: SDF recognise that trauma themes can at times be challenging for participants and can cause us to reflect on our own experiences.  We aim to create a safe and supportive environment by offering two facilitators on the course to debrief should anything arise during the course.

To book a space on this course register on the SDF Training website here: https://www.sdftraining.org.uk/training/ig-events/1146-orkney-trauma

 


 

Online Cannabis Awareness

26th August 2021

9.30 - 12.30

NB - This session will take place via Microsoft Teams

Please note it is a prerequisite to complete the following e-learning module prior to the training: Potluck - An introduction to cannabis and synthetic varieties for front line workers

Learning objectives: By the end of the session you will be able to:

  • Give an overview of the current trends with cannabis including synthetic cannabinoids.
  • Recall the main effects and side effects of cannabis.
  • Identify the typical presenting issues for problematic cannabis use.
  • Identify treatment options for dependent cannabis users.
  • Recall effective techniques for working with cannabis users including harm reduction.

To book a space on this course register on the SDF Training website here: https://www.sdftraining.org.uk/training/ig-events/1083-cannabis-awareness

 


 

Online Enhancing Core Communication Skills

28th October 2021

9.15 - 15.30

NB - This session will take place via Microsoft Teams

Overview: Good empathic listening is fundamental in the helping relationship. Called accurate empathy by Carl Rogers (1965), it is the cornerstone for person-centred practice. It is fundamental to good communication. In this course, we practise refining empathic listening skills and address other core communication skills that are important in the helping relationship.

 Aim: To practise core communication skills with a focus on expressing accurate empathy through reflective listening skills.

Learning Outcomes: By the end of course you will have:

  • Observed & debriefed a demonstration of the interpersonal style and core communication skills used in a helping relationship.
  • Practised the interpersonal style and primary core communication skills.

To book a space on this course register on the SDF Training website here: https://www.sdftraining.org.uk/training/ig-events/1207-eccs-orkney


ADP Alcohol Brief Intervention Training

Alcohol Brief Intervention Training

Alcohol Brief Interventions are a short, evidence-based, structured conversation about alcohol consumption with a patient/client that seeks in a non-confrontational way to motivate and support the individual to think about and/or plan a change in their drinking behaviour in order to reduce their consumption and/or their risk of harm.

The long term aim of the ABI programme has always been to sustain and embed ABI delivery so that it becomes part of the standard offer of NHS Scotland, as well as developing the evidence base. The delivery and embedding of ABIs remains a priority for 2019-20 as per action 17 in the new Alcohol Prevention Framework (2018).

ABIs should be seen as a part of the day-to-day best practice of health professionals and others, not an add-on to their role.

ABIs are an effective and cost effective intervention . Delivery should be evidence informed through the use of screening tools and based on NICE Public Health Guidance and reviews such as those through Cochrane

Orkney ADP is happy to provide training on Alcohol Brief Interventions (ABI's) to any person or organisation working in a client facing role who feels their client could benefit from intervention relating to problematic alcohol use.

Due to the Covid19 pandemic situation OADP are now offering ABI training online rather than face to face. We can facilitate the ABI training via Microsoft Teams. 

Orkney ADP also has a suite of free resources available to help facilitate conversations about alcohol use with clients and to help clients monitor and reduce their alcohol use. Please get in touch to order some. 

If you are interested in accessing this free training then please get in touch with OADP's Substance Misuse Development Officer, Matthew Thomas on matthew.thomas@nhs.scot 

Orkney Alcohol and Drugs Partnership