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**Virtual** Parental Substance Misuse

03.12.20 9:30 am
03.12.20 12:30 pm


Children in Wales

*: £50.00 – £85.00

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**This course has been condensed and adapted to run online**

A 3 hour online session

Practitioners will gain skills for dealing with parents and supporting children and adolescents, building their resilience and dealing with trauma.

Course aims:

By the end of the course participants will have a greater knowledge and understanding of:

  • The main impact of parental substance misuse (PSM) on child development
  • Life from a Child’s Perspective
  • Factors that increase vulnerability from pre-birth to early adulthood
  • Protective factors from pre-birth to early adulthood
  • Adverse Childhood Experiences
  • Building resilience in children

Who the course is aimed at:

Frontline practitioners who want to have a greater understanding on how parental substance misuse impacts on the lives of children, examining substance misuse, issues of substance misusing parents, its impact on the family environment and how it can hinder child and adolescent development.

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, managed 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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Cancellations can only be accepted in writing. Cancellations received three weeks before the date of the event will be refunded in full, less a £10 administration fee. No refunds can be made after this date, although substitutions can be made. Children in Wales reserves the right to alter event programmes at any time.

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