A05 - THE CAD 'FAMILY FOCUS' SIX-SESSION DRUG EDUCATION PROGRAMME

Provider: Community Awareness of Drugs

Address: 31 Central Hotel Chambers, Dame Court, Dublin 2

Web: http://www.cadaboutdrugs.ie

Contact: Training co-ordinator

Title:

Email: info@cadaboutdrugs.ie

Telephone: 01 878-3656

Category A : Basic level courses
Objectives

To provide participants with an opportunity to: update information on drugs and their effects; explore attitudes and decisions about substance misuse; and develop a family-orientated drug prevention strategy.

Content

Discussion topics include:
• Drug-use prevalence
• Drug prevention (broadly defined)
• Drugs and their effects
• Safety audit in the family home
• Parenting-related confidence building
• Active listening
• Health promotion
• Harm reduction
• The gateway theory
• The wheel of change
• Drug-related laws
• Mental health matters
• Sexual health matters
• Information sources
• Treatment options
• Risk and protective factors

Target Group

Parents or guardians, other adults

Entry Requirement

None

Selection Procedure

None. See course website for further details: www.cadaboutdrugs.ie/

Qualification
n.a.
Assessment
n.a.
Accreditation
n.a.
Background

The course was launched during European Drug Prevention Week in October 1992. It was first offered in September 1993. Each tutor can run a maximum of three sessions a week, depending on demand.

Dates / Availability
Contact CAD office.
Location
Local community level cross task-force basis Leinster
Region
Dublin
Application
Contact CAD Office.
Cost
€380.00 per six-session programme, if there is no sponsorship available.