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Hidden Harm – the effect of parental drug and alcohol misuse on children
It is estimated that there are 1.5 million children of problem drug and alcohol users in the UK. (ACMD 2006). Services naturally focus their attention on the problem user; but in this process, the
effects on the children can be overlooked. There is now a government directive that aims to raise awareness of this issue and increase opportunities for early intervention.
This course is designed for anyone who works with children, young people and their families. The course aims to raise awareness of the issues affecting the children of problem substance users. It
helps the learner to spot the signs of harm and identify appropriate windows of opportunity to break the cycle and safeguard the child.
The course has been developed by 5 Drug and Alcohol teams nationally and peer reviewed by panels of experts in the field.
The course comes with an online assessment and certificate on achieving a satisfactory pass mark.
Impact on families and children
Opportunities to influence outcomes for children
The voice of children and families
Strategies for engagement
The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.
On completion of this course you will be able to download a College certificate.
Approximately 2 hours. The length of time taken depends entirely on how quickly you can study and absorb the material. You can proceed as quickly or slowly as you like.
This course is suitable for anyone who works with children, young people and their families. Please be aware that this training content deals with a potentially disturbing subject matter and material
and images used may be of a graphic nature. The module carries links to help lines and national support agencies that can be contacted should you feel the need to talk about the subject to someone
other than your colleagues or manager.
There are no specific entry requirements for this module