Course information

F28 - ALCOHOL RELATED BRAIN INJURY SHORT COURSE FOR PROFESSIONALS SUPPORTING PEOPLE WHO ARE ALCOHOL DEPENDENT AND THEIR FAMILIES
This course is no longer active but may be in the future so contact the course provider for more details.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

It is estimated that 35% of people who are alcohol dependent will have some form of Alcohol-related Brain Injury (ARBI). ARBI is an umbrella term that encompasses a number of conditions including cognitive dysfunction, peripheral neuropathy, liver encephalopathy, and the more commonly associated conditions of Wernickie’s Encephalopathy and Korsakoff’s Amnesic Syndrome. The onset of these conditions can be insidious, with symptoms being difficult to detect. ARBI is preventable and it is treatable.

This course will explore:
- What is ARBI?
- What are the impacts of ARBI on the individual, their family, and the services they come in contact with?
- Adaptations that can be made in providing person-centred treatment to people at risk of ARBI

This course also involves training in the use of a validated screening tool, developed by ARBIAS, in detecting the possible presence of an acquired brain injury within your client group going forward.

Content

This course offers insight into the complexity that is Alcohol-related Brain Injury and demonstrates, through interactive discussion and presentation of underpinning research and case studies, how your service can support people at risk of these conditions.

Target Group

Anyone who is striving to support people who use alcohol in a harmful way, or supporting family members/carers of people who misuse alcohol.

Entry Requirement

This training is for those living in the West of Ireland, though we will accept trainees from outside the west.

Selection Procedure

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

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

The WRDATF education team provide a wide range of training and education programmes for those living in the west of Ireland.

Dates / Availability
27 Sept and 4/11/18/25 October 2022. 5 x 2.5hr sessions (10am to 12.30pm) Contact WRDATF for future dates.
Location
Online
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
n.a.