Some young people are particularly vulnerable to negative risk-taking, such as, substance misuse, as a result of difficult life experiences including: socio-economic disadvantage, poor experience of public care, low self-esteem, sexual abuse or exploitation, exclusion from school and involvement with the youth justice system.
Although many vulnerable young people appear knowledgeable and confident the reality is often quite different. They need additional and probably targeted education and support to help develop self-esteem and respect for themselves and others.
KIP Education look beyond the immediate behaviours and understand the reasons why young people take use drugs, and use this understanding to inform the development of effective education, services and support.This course is aimed at all practitioners working with children, young people and families and it will be particularly valuable for those working with drugs and alcohol.
Defining drug and alcohol use and misuse
Recognise the range of reasons for drug use
Physiological and psychological effects of drugs
Drug and alcohol related harm
Examine attitudes to substance misuse and those who misuse
Discuss signs and symptoms
Explore common myths around alcohol
Allocate drugs to categories
Discuss services available
Your facilitator for the day is Charlotte Gordon:
Charlotte Gordon has spent 25 years working with young people of all ages specifically working in substance misuse & sexual health.
Charlotte is a life-coach, focusing on specialist techniques such as, motivational interviewing, cognitive-behavioural therapy and NLP. This had led her to develop a unique process for helping individuals and groups to elicit change.
Charlotte is the founder and director of KIP Education and chairwoman of the Drug Education Practitioners Forum, and is a core member of the Sex Education Forum and the PSHE Association.
Charlotte’s professional career and personal history as a vulnerable young person has allowed her to develop a unique training style that is informal and effective. She currently delivers training nationwide to various professionals, including substance misuse workers, teachers, social workers, mental health workers, youth workers and youth offending teams, and all professionals working with young people. Charlotte plans and implements workshops on drugs, alcohol, addiction, sexual health, internet safety, bullying, eating disorders , self-harm and self-injury, domestic violence and teen-dating abuse in schools and youth settings.
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KIP Education CIC is a boutique provider of innovative learning solutions for all organisations large or small. Our customised offerings are focused on reducing the cost of training while maximizing results. KIP Education focuses on building training solutions that engages the learner and promote educational success. KIP Education has been helping clients implement successful training solutions for over 10 years. To arrange a course please contact us. For more information please visit our training course page.
DELIVERED AT A DATE & VENUE TO SUIT YOU
£1350 plus trainer expenses
Maximum 18 participants
Specifically designed and developed to meet a client’s particular needs where a mix of training and consultancy could be offered.
For more information, please contact the KIP Education Training Manager on 07956 300 453
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