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Young People & Substance Misuse

24.09.19 9:30 am
24.09.19 4:30 pm


Children in Wales

*: £95.00 – £135.00

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“Brilliant course and well facilitated”

“Will help to work with clients who are drug induced with psychosis”

“Thoroughly enjoyed the course/training”

A One Day Course

The training will explore substance misuse and young people.  The course will outline drugs, alcohol, illegal and legal highs.  The training will examine new substances and the behaviours stemming from their use.  Using the popular methods described on https://syntheticurinereview.com, the training will help participants create strategies for dealing with young people’s use and the difficult and dangerous behaviours they can produce.  It will explore the relationship between substance misuse and Child Sexual Exploitation and how to safeguard young people.  This will be conducted using a rights based approach.

Participants will:

  • Have an understanding of substances and substance misuse
  • Gain ways of supporting substance misusing young people
  • How to identify young people at risk of Sexual Exploitation
  • Gain knowledge on safeguarding substance misusing young people
  • Gain practical skills for coping with substance misusing young people’s behaviour

This course is aimed at Practitioners, Managers and Policy Makers from all sectors and all organisations keen to explore how their work can support substance misusing young people.  Examine new trends in substance misuse such as legal highs and other psychoactive drugs.

About the trainer

Mike Mainwaring has worked with Children and Young People for over 20 years. Specialising in substance misuse, youth homelessness, participation and children’s rights. He is a qualified trainer and has trained children, young people and adults on substance misuse, LGBT issues, children’s rights, participation, dealing with difficult behaviour, safeguarding and child protection, Child Sexual Exploitation and boundaries. He has also developed and run youth lead research projects. He has worked in various settings such as street drug projects, residential rehabilitation, outreach work, play, youth work, manged housing projects and run youth councils. He has an art background, working with young people in distress through the medium of art and exhibiting his own work about social issues.

This course is also offered as in-house training, please contact training@childreninwales.org.uk for more information.

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