Training Calendar

Training Calendar

Adfam’s mission is to improve life for families affected by drugs, alcohol and gambling. A key strand of this is building the confidence, capacity and capability of frontline practitioners. To achieve this, we have for many years delivered specialist practitioner training on families and substance use.

Over the past year our experienced and talented trainers have refreshed and revised our wide range courses and are now all suitable to be delivered and facilitated online, over Zoom.

In addition to commissioned courses, we run ‘open courses’ for individual practitioners and professionals to register.

Most of our courses are CPD accredited, and participants will receive a CPD certificate following completion of the course.

Who is the training for?

Our training courses are suitable to any professional or volunteer whose work brings them into contact with families affected by substance use. 

Please see the training calendar below for information on our latest online open courses on offer.

Upcoming courses

Families, Drugs and Alcohol: Essential & Advanced Skills (2 days)

    Description: The course is open to any practitioner whose work brings them into contact with families affected by substance use. Participants will familiarise themselves with the impacts of substance use with families and utilise a range of interventions and techniques with families.

    Supporting families caring for a child with Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)

    Description: This one-day training event is intended to equip practitioners to identify and respond to the support needs of families of children with FASD. Training materials have been developed in co-production with families affected by FASD

    Parental Substance Use: Essential Skills

    Description: This course explores brief and extended interventions for working with parents who use drugs and alcohol. It delivers essential insights into the issues surrounding parental substance misuse and safeguarding along with skills for working with parents who are problematic drug and alcohol users. It is designed for anyone who’s work brings them into contact with parents who have issues with substance misuse.

    Introduction to supporting people bereaved through a substance related death

    Description: An introductory course to enable participants to provide basic support to people bereaved through a substance-related death, including making appropriate referrals.

    Parental Substance Use: Advanced Skills (the impact of hidden harm, trauma and protective factors) (2 days)

    Description: The focus of this 2-day course is on recognising and responding to the impact that parental substance use can have on children and other family members and on understanding how to reduce the risk of harm.

    Understanding Family Dynamics

    Description: This course enables participants to recognise and make sense of the common dynamics that occur in a family affected by problematic drug or alcohol use.

    Families and Change Resistant Drinkers – The Blue Light Family Toolkit

    Description: A course to give professionals the skills to help adult family members to engage more effectively with change resistant drinkers within their family.

          If you have any questions about any of the above courses, please contact or phone 07442 137421.


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