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Putting the Pieces Together

A two-day training programme on the Putting the Pieces Together training manual, its content and use, incorporating exercises from the manual. This manual sets out to harness an integrated holistic approach to working with young people, parents and communities on the subject of drugs & alcohol. It aims is to act as a guide and a resource for persons working with young people of mixed abilities in an out-of-school setting.

Course Duration: 2 Day Course

Number of Places Available: 11

Who Should Attend?
Individuals who intend to complete Putting the Pieces Together awareness/prevention courses with young people within organisations and groups in out-of-school settings.

Dates & Venues:
Roscommon

Trainer:
Gillian Conway, Education Support Worker

Course Description:
A two-day training programme on the Putting the Pieces Together training manual, its content and use, incorporating exercises from the manual. This manual sets out to harness an integrated holistic approach to working with young people, parents and communities on the subject of drugs & alcohol. It aims is to act as a guide and a resource for persons working with young people of mixed abilities in an out-of-school setting.

Course Content:
To explore and challenge attitudes in relation to substance use
To enhance knowledge and understanding of substance use
To explore how drugs affect the brain and elicit their effects
To develop skills in delivering drugs and alcohol education
To develop an understanding of Best Practice in substance use education
To develop skills in relation to talking to young people about substance use
To give an introduction into the use of brief interventions
To develop an understanding of how to use the resource Putting the Pieces Together
To be aware of services available locally and nationally

Learning Outcomes:
Knowledge of up-to-date information concerning substance use
Capacity to provide an holistic approach in substance awareness/prevention education
Ability to deliver an awareness/prevention course encompassing issues of self-esteem, mental/sexual health, relationships and skills such as communications/decision making.

Trainer Profile:
Gillian Conway is an Education Support Worker employed by South West Mayo Development Company in a post funded by the Western Region Drug and Alcohol Task Force. Gillian designs and delivers needs based training to groups and agencies in Counties Roscommon & Mayo. Gillian delivers evidence based education/prevention programmes to parents, professionals, organisation, young people, prisoners, ethnic minorities, at-risk groups and communities where a need has been identified.

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

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