Course information

F29 - COMMUNITY ADDICTION STUDIES
This course is no longer active but may be in the future so contact the course provider for more details.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

Community Addiction Studies will be delivered via Zoom in 2022. The course will be delivered over 8 two-hour sessions and 8 one-hour discussion groups. There will also be 2 weeks of self-directed learning where participants will be encouraged to independently study and research. Participants will be asked to submit various pieces of work in order to meet the necessary learning outcomes.

Content

During the course participants will be offered the opportunity to learn more about many drug and alcohol related topics such as

  • Types of drugs and their effects
  • The role the media plays in the publics understanding of drug related issues
  • The impacts of addiction on family members
  • The types of services being offered to people who use drugs
  • The types of interventions used with people who use drugs and their family members
  • Policy options that different countries use And more…
Target Group

This course is mainly aimed at people who are already working in support services, healthcare, education or any setting which may bring them into contact with individuals who use substances or family members of people who use substances. The course aims to assist people in becoming more confident in their knowledge of approaches to take and relevant services when assisting or supporting these individuals.

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 (training calendar) https://www.wrdatf.ie/training.php

Qualification
QQ Level 5 Certificate on completion
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
Introduction on 7 October 2022 followed by 2-4 pm on Tuesdays and 2-3pm on Friday for group discussions. Group sessions: Oct 11/18/25, Nov 1/8/15 and Dec 6/13. Discussion groups on Fridays of these dates from 2-3pm.
Location
Online
Region
Connacht,Ulster,Munster,Leinster,Dublin
Application
Complete the booking form, which can be found in the WRDATF training calendar or email: training@wrdtf.ie
Cost
n.a.