Course information

A11 - WOMEN AND SUBSTANCE USE

Provider: Urrus/The Ballymun Youth Action Project

Address: Horizons Centre, Balcurris Road, Ballymun, Dublin 11

Web: http://www.byap.ie

Contact: Gabrielle Gilligan

Title: Administrative Assistant

Email: urrus@byap.ie

Telephone: 01 846 7980 / 01 842 5726

Category A : Basic level courses
Objectives

This training will enable participants to: -
• Gain a greater understanding of gender differences and substance use.
• Increase their knowledge of the impact of substance use on women’s lives.
• Understand the impact substance use has on the developing foetus during pregnancy.
• Identify the effects of parental substance use on the physical and mental health of the infant.
• Develop a greater understanding of treatment options available for substance using women and pregnant women.
• Be more aware of the barriers that women might experience when accessing treatment for substance use.

Content

• Impact of substance use on women.
• Pregnancy and substance use – considerations for the mother’s health.
• Pregnancy and substance use – the implications for the health of the foetus.
• Effect of maternal substance use on early childhood development.
• Accessing treatment – Options and barriers.

Tutors: - Laura O’Reilly, URRÚS Training Centre Co-ordinator and Vera Hughes, Infant/Parent Support Co-ordinator, Ballymun Youth Action Project.

Target Group

This training is for workers in the addiction field, particularly those who work with women, and who would like to acquire a better understanding of how substance use affects women, pregnant women, the foetus and infant.

Entry Requirement

n.a.

Selection Procedure

Contact URRUS. See website for further details www.byap.ie/services/urrus/addiction-training

Qualification
n.a.
Assessment
The training will be delivered through a mix of inputs, presentations, case studies and discussion.
Accreditation
Addiction Counsellors of Ireland - 6 CPD Credits.
Background

URRÚS (Irish for “strength” or “confidence”) was founded in 1996, by the Ballymun Youth Action Project, to provide training in relation to drug misuse. Most of our work is with adults, parents and professionals working in the area or with those who through their work encounter addiction issues.

Dates / Availability
Contact URRUS for upcoming start dates.
Location
Ballymun, Dublin 11
Region
Dublin
Application
Telephone 01 8467980 or email urrus@byap.ie
Cost
€80. Booking deposit €10 (non-refundable). or category 2 - Ballymun Local Drugs Task Force area resident/working - €5 (non-refundable).