Our services for Professionals
Addaction has over forty year’s experience of helping people and families beat drug and alcohol problems. We know what works – and through our growing number of education and training programmes, we can share that knowledge with you through Addaction Knowledge.
All kinds of professionals and volunteers are already benefiting from Addaction’s experience, including:
Family support workers and practitioners
Early Years staff
Many had worked with a pupil or client with a drug or alcohol problem. But, they told us, they hadn't known the best way to deal with that problem. Some didn't even feel comfortable broaching the subject. Addaction was able to help. Through our programmes, we were able to teach them the skills and approaches they needed. The result is that, now, each of these professionals can expertly deal with substance misuse, and is able to provide the right help and support to the people who need it most.
You can find out more about our training and education programmes below. In addition, we also offer bespoke packages for organisations on other issues relating to drug and alcohol misuse (such as the prevention of Blood Borne Viruses, or BBVs) For more information about those - or any of our training programmes – you can email us at email@example.com
First Steps is an essential training programme for professionals working with children and families. This unique package combines an intensive one-day training workshop with e-learning modules and other helpful resources. First Steps build the skills and confidence of practitioners, so that they are able to deliver more effective support to the families they work with who are affected by substance misuse.
All content can be tailored to your specific needs and Addaction’s team can deliver training at your premises for a very competitive rate. Smaller groups and individuals can also access the training through one of our regular open training days.
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Skills 4 Change gives teachers the skills and resources they need to deliver highly effective drug and alcohol education to young people. What’s more, the programme also helps schools to identify and better support those who may be affected by substance misuse at home.
Skills 4 Change has been proven to reduce levels of absenteeism and the number of pupils being permanently excluded from school. It also helps teachers to build their skills and confidence in tackling substance misuse issues, and enables them to build more effective links with local support agencies.
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