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SAOR: Screening & Brief Intervention for Problem Alcohol 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: 10am to 4.30pm

Number of Places Available: 7

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:
May 2nd Gort, Co. Galway

Trainer:
WRDATF 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 up Accessing 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 scenarios
  • Discuss the application of the SAOR model of screening and brief intervention for problem alcohol and drug use into their practice

Trainer Profile:
The WRDATF have a panel of SAOR trainers who deliver SAOR training across the region

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

How to book:

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