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Adfam training

A new offer for 2018

Adfam has delivered specialist training on families and substance use for almost as long as it has existed – since 1984! We have run a variety of courses over the years and have now refreshed and revised the most popular to reflect the very latest evidence and practice.

Please see our range of courses for practitioners below, or to see our courses for family members please click here.

If you would any further information or to commission a training course please contact Oliver Standing, or see our training brochure (pdf).

Learning from Adfam's resources and training has made a real difference to the work I do with families.

Our Training Programmes

  • Course 1: Families, drugs and alcohol: an introduction

    This one day course is for all practitioners who work with adult family members affected by drug and/or alcohol misuse. It is accessible to workers without existing knowledge of the topic and covers both the background knowledge and skills necessary for effective practice.

  • Course 2: Families, drugs and alcohol: advanced skills

    This one day course is aimed at practitioners with some experience of working with families affected by substance use, who wish to develop their skills in working with this group of people. It provides an in-depth exploration of interventions and skills for working with families.

  • Course 3: Children, parenting, families, drugs and alcohol

    This one day course will be of benefit to any practitioner who wishes to gain both a basic insight into the issues surrounding parental substance misuse and safeguarding, together with an opportunity to practice some skills in dealing with parents who are problematic drug/alcohol users.

  • Course 4: Child-parent violence, drugs and alcohol

    This one day course is for any practitioner who works with families affected by substance use in their everyday work who wishes to gain a greater understanding of how children (including adult children) with drug or alcohol problems can perpetrate domestic violence against their parents.

  • Course 5: Safeguarding children from Opioid Substitute Therapy risks: a multi-disciplinary approach

    This one day course is aimed at local areas and must be run as a multi-agency, multi-disciplinary learning event with representation from across the services involved in safeguarding children from risks posed by OST medications: treatment services; prescribers; health visitors; midwives; housing officers; social workers (family and adult); police officers, domestic violence workers etc. It enables local areas to develop a strategic plan on how agencies can work together to create a joint plan for working together to safeguard local children.