BHSCP - The Impact of Parental Substance Misuse

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Training Event

Some of the serious effects of parental substance misuse for children include abuse, neglect, emotional problems, educational difficulties, being young carers of parents or siblings, and a potential to later use drugs or alcohol themselves.

This course is included within the training programme as it clearly highlights these issues facing children and young people who live within the households where substance misuse is an issue. You will learn about what agency services are available to support the whole family, thus reducing or removing the potential risk/s of abuse.

This training is provided by Brighton & Hove Safeguarding Children Partnership (BHSCP) in partnership with an external trainer.

The session will be split into two 90 minute sessionsusing microsoft teams.

Start Date
Wednesday 30 June 2021
End Date
Thursday 7 October 2021
09:30 - 13:00
Number of Sessions
Learning outcomes

  • Explore the complexities and myths of substance misuse vs addiction and behaviour

  •  Understand that addiction is a brain disorder - habit to addiction a slippery slope

  • Explore the impact of substance misuse addiction on society -who does it effect?

  • Consider the impact on children (adverse childhood experiences)/ families

There will be a case study to consider for session 2.
Additional information
Target Audience
Children's Services / For anyone where relevant to role
target audience
Course pre-requisites
Microsoft Teams, online learning session
Event Trainers
Bal Kaur Howard
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