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SAOR©: Screening and Brief Interventions for Alcohol & Substance Use

A brief intervention for alcohol use is a short, helpful conversation that focuses on assessing, and if necessary, assists a person to consider and alter their alcohol consumption. Brief interventions have shown to be effective in initiating change in alcohol consumption for people with mild to moderate alcohol-related problems and in helping people with more significant difficulties to access specialised alcohol treatment services. The SAOR Model has been adopted by the HSE as the model-of-choice for delivering brief interventions for alcohol use.

Course Duration: 1 day

Number of Places Available: 2

Who Should Attend?
Staff who have occasion to ask people about their alcohol use. This could include workers from social care, family support, employment support, vocational training, criminal justice, probation, education, housing support and general health care services.

Dates & Venues:
March 15th Mayo

Trainer:
Saor Trainer

Course Description:
A brief intervention for alcohol use is a short, helpful conversation that focuses on assessing, and if necessary, assists a person to consider and alter their alcohol consumption. Brief interventions have shown to be effective in initiating change in alcohol consumption for people with mild to moderate alcohol-related problems and in helping people with more significant difficulties to access specialised alcohol treatment services. The SAOR Model has been adopted by the HSE as the model-of-choice for delivering brief interventions for alcohol use.

Course Content:
The key course content which emerges from the course learning outcomes is outlined below:


Evidence for the effectiveness of SBI
Alcohol and drug-related presentations to health and social care settings
Contemporary models of SBI for problem alcohol and drug use
Overview of the SAOR model of intervention for problem alcohol and drug use
Establishing a supportive working relationship with the service users
Asking about alcohol and drug use and screening for alcohol and drug-related problems
Delivering a structured brief intervention based upon the SAOR model
Developing appropriate care pathways for service users and arranging appropriate follow upAccessing useful links and reference materials for further reading and research

Learning Outcomes:
On completion of this course, participants should be able to:


Critically discuss problem alcohol and drug use as it impacts their current work or area of practice
Demonstrate an enhanced knowledge and awareness of contemporary models of screening and brief intervention for problem alcohol and drug use
Identify problem alcohol and drug users who present to health and social care settings
Utilise the SAOR model of Screening & Brief Intervention (SBI) in practice based scenariosDiscuss the application of the SAOR model of screening and brief intervention for problem alcohol and drug use into their practice

Trainer Profile:
Saor Trainer from the WRDATF Training Panel.

Certification/Accreditation:
A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded on completion of the training

How to book:

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