Course information

A04 - SAOR SCREENING AND BRIEF INTERVENTION FOR PROBLEM ALCOHOL & SUBSTANCE USE. ONE-DAY COURSE.
This course is no longer active but may be in the future so contact the course provider for more details.

Provider: Health Service Executive

Address: Health Promotion Service, 1st floor, Unit 4, Nexus Building, Blanchardstown Corporate Park, Dublin 15

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Category A : Basic level courses
Objectives

SAOR Training

The aim of SAOR training is to enable you to have a short helpful conversation with someone about their alcohol or other drug use using the SAOR Screening and Brief Intervention model. The training, based on the 2nd edition of SAOR (2017), is delivered using a blended learning approach. Participants complete a short eLearning module on HSELand in advance of a 1-day skills practice workshop.

Content

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

  • Apply the theory from the SAOR online module to their practice
  • Identify opportunities to conduct a brief intervention
  • Demonstrate appropriate brief intervention skills using the SAOR model
  • Identify appropriate alcohol and other drugs care pathways 
Target Group

Staff who have occasion to ask people about their drug and alcohol use in a diverse range of settings including:  acute care settings, mental health services, community based drugs services, child and family services, homeless agencies,  family support, employment support, vocational training, criminal justice, probation, primary care services, third level colleges and sporting organisations.

Entry Requirement

Please see website.

Selection Procedure

Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis for each completed application. 

See website for booking form: https://www.hse.ie/eng/about/who/primarycare/socialinclusion/addiction/national-addiction-training/alcohol-and-substance-use-saor/

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

See HSE website for SAOR resources

Dates / Availability
One day course arranged by HSE as required.
Location
Online
Region
Munster,Leinster,Dublin,Connacht
Application
See online form and send to socialinclusion@hse.ie.
Cost