Course information

F26 - SAOR: SCREENING & BRIEF INTERVENTION FOR PROBLEM ALCOHOL AND SUBSTANCE USE
This course is no longer active but may be in the future so contact the course provider for more details.

Provider: Western Regional Drugs and Alcohol Task Force

Address: Unit 6, Galway Technology Park, Parkmore, Galway

Web: http://www.wrdatf.ie/

Contact: Western Regional Drugs Task Force

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Email: training@wrdtf.ie

Telephone: 091 480056

Category F : Distance learning or online courses
Objectives

SAOR Screening and Brief Intervention for Problem Alcohol and Substance Use (2017) is a step-by-step guide for practice developed in response to problem alcohol and other drug 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 can be used in a wide variety of settings, including community, statutory, voluntary, justice and education services. By following this model, many professionals and volunteers have been given the confidence and competence to screen for problem alcohol and drug use and either engage in a brief intervention or refer to specialist services if necessary.

SAOR training is delivered in a 90 minute eLearning module followed by 2 half day skills based workshops delivered live online.

Content

The Course includes:

  • 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
Target Group

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.

Entry Requirement

This training is for those with an interest in SAOR.

Selection Procedure

See the WRDATF website for more information and booking form (see training calendar) https://www.wrdatf.ie/training.php

Qualification
Participants will receive a certificate of attendance when they complete the online elearning module and the online zoom training. Both elements muct be included to receive a certificate.
Assessment
n.a.
Accreditation
n.a.
Background

The WRDATF have a panel of SAOR trainers in the Western Region and trainers will vary depending on availablitly.

Dates / Availability
22 September 10am to 4.30pm also 3 & 10 November 2022. Contact WRDATF for upcoming dates.
Location
Online, via Zoom
Region
Connacht,Ulster,Munster,Leinster,Dublin
Application
Complete the general booking form, which can be found in the WRDATF training calendar or email: training@wrdtf.ie
Cost
Free