Alcohol Awareness

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Course Details

Duration : 2 Day

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Testimonials

 

 

‘’ All parts of the course were very relevant to my work. I found the course very informative and realistic. Really enjoyed it and will use a lot of the information.’’. Participant. Alcohol Awareness and Harm Reduction. Depaul Ireland. Belfast. May 2012. 2 day inhouse workshop.


‘’ Tutor was excellent, communication with group was first class and I learned a lot.’’ Participant. Alcohol Awareness and Harm Reduction. Depaul Ireland. Belfast. May 2012. 2 day inhouse workshop.


‘’ It was very informative and thought provoking, clarifying much of the prior information I was used to learning and giving the opportunity for critical thinking.’’ Participant. Alcohol Awareness and Harm Reduction. Depaul Ireland. Belfast. May 2012. 2 day inhouse workshop.

 

This programme is designed to provide on overview of alcohol use/abuse both in Ireland and internationally. There will be examples of best practice in relation to alcohol from both an abstinence view point and a harm reduction view point. Practical examples will be given to develop theory into practice. Above all this programme is a practical application of relevant theory and evidence based practice in relation to alcohol use/abuse.

Programme Duration

Courses are run as requested.

Programme certification

Certificate in Alcohol Awareness from The Learning Curve Institute.

Programme Aims

The aim of this 1-2 day workshop is to enable participants to:

  1. Become aware of the effects of alcohol, both short term and long term.
  2. Formulate a care plan/action plan with clients who are alcohol dependent.
  3. Formulate a care plan/action plan with clients who are abstinent.
  4. Become aware of the process of withdrawal and possible consequences.
  5. Become aware of international best practice in the area of alcohol.

Programme Content

Students will receive handouts and relevant literature to enable them to develop their understanding of alcohol awareness appropriate to this level. In each session students will have the opportunity to observe and participate in role-plays and discussions on alcohol use and its management, both in residential settings and in the community.

The methodology used in this training will be a combination of the following:

Participative: The participants will be asked to contribute to the training both in the large group and also in smaller ones. There will be a number of exercises throughout the training that are designed for the group to be split up into smaller groups.

Experiential: The training will allow participants to contribute by using examples of anonymous clients that they have worked with or are currently working with.

Theory into practice: The training will allow some role plays that will encourage participants to put the theory into practice.

Information giving: There will be handouts and information on relevant reading that will be distributed at each days training.

Worker led: The training will be flexible to the needs of the group.

Learning Outcomes

  • To build on and expand existing knowledge in relation to Alcohol Awareness within the group. 
  • To enhance confidence in participants in relation to their understanding of alcohol and its use/abuse in society. 
  • To enhance participants awareness of the process of detoxification in relation to alcohol. 
  • To build awareness within the group regarding the effects of alcohol, both short term and long term, and to enhance knowledge relating to the methods of measuring a clients alcohol use. 
  • To increase awareness within the group of strategies of working with people who are either alcohol dependent or abstinent. 
  • To allow space and time for participants to look at their own practice in relation to alcohol use/abuse and to develop best practice.

 

Entry Requirements

No specific entry requirements

Assessment

Assessment will be carried out through continuous assessment of role-plays and group exercises.

Other Information

The Learning Curve Institute offers a unique post course support system whereby students are provided with the contact details of the lecturer and are free to contact him/her with any questions they may have or that they would like the lecturer to help them with.

Materials

All materials are provided by The Learning Curve Institute.

Contact Details

Please contact The Learning Curve Institute on 098 25530 or info@thelearningcurve.ie for more information.

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