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Conversations with our Community: Improving Outcomes for People who use Drugs 

This workship aims to support staff members from addiction services to improve relationships with people who use services leading to better outcomes by:

  • Understanding addiction form a broader and biopsychosocial perspective and 
  • Improving the engagement with members of the community of people who use drugs by understanding the impact of stigma, the importance of language and the unique culture of marginalised communities. 
This 2 hour workshop has been designed by UISCE based on feedback from the community of people who use drugs to 

Course Duration: 2 Hours

Number of Places Available: 14

Who Should Attend?
Staff members working in addiction related services

Dates & Venues:
TBC

Trainer:
Hannah Rodriques & Maria Otero Vazquez

Course Description:
This workship aims to support staff members from addiction services to improve relationships with people who use services leading to better outcomes by:

  • Understanding addiction form a broader and biopsychosocial perspective and 
  • Improving the engagement with members of the community of people who use drugs by understanding the impact of stigma, the importance of language and the unique culture of marginalised communities. 
This 2 hour workshop has been designed by UISCE based on feedback from the community of people who use drugs to 

Course Content:

Learning Outcomes:
On completion of this workshop participants will have an increased understanding of:

  • Effective use of person centred planning tools
  • Biopsychosocial perspective of addiction
  • Cultural impact on marginalised communities
  • The importance of language and non-stigmatising terminology
  • Understanding vulnerablility and the impact of stigma

Trainer Profile:
Hannah Rodrugues, UISCE Coordinator & Maria Otero Vazquez, Health Psychologist with UISCE 

UISCE is the Union for Improved Services, Communication and Education and has been the representative voice of people who use drugs in Ireland since 1992. See www.myuisce.org for further information on UISCE and the trainers.

Certification/Accreditation:
A certificate of attendance will be presented to those who attend. 

How to book:

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