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 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.

 Course Overview

  • 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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“Very useful and informative training”

“I loved the real life examples, cases studies and videos; really engaging trainingr”

“Very enjoyable and informative day, thank you!”

“Very interesting, trainer was fantastic; a really well delivered programme!”


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.

KIP Education can provide training in your area for small or large groups. To arrange a course please contact us. For more information please visit our training course page.


£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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