- “ All parents/guardians need this training! ” Customer, Rhondda, Cynon, Taf County Borough Council – May 2018
Children and young people who misuse substances
Level: 3 | Modules: 1 | Hours: 10
Children and young people who harm themselves present a real challenge to those who live and work with them. This course, with a specific focus on children and young people who misuse substances, enables practitioners to recognise that all such behaviours are maladaptive responses which have served a purpose for the child.
This understanding provides learners with a platform for developing ways of responding in ways which can promote positive prosocial behaviours
Target audience: Adults across children's services
Learning outcomes / assessment criteria
Understand how unmet attachment needs and childhood trauma can lead to substance misuse
- Explain how secure attachment relationships contribute to developing adaptive behaviours around self-regulation of stress, impulse and shame
- Identify factors which contribute to developing maladaptive behaviours involving misuse of substances
Understand ways to develop skills in working effectively with children and young people who are misusing substances
- Outline the benefits which children and young people may believe they derive from misusing substances
- Describe ways of working effectively with children and young people who misuse substances
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