Alcohol Identification and Brief Advice

Target Audience

This half day training course is for those practitioners who want to know more about alcohol, life experiences with alcohol and how to effectively work with parents to help support positive drinking behaviours.

This training session is open to:- Schools (primary and secondary), Colleges, Police (call centre staff / PCSO’s / Beat Officers), Social Workers, Youth Offending Teams , Residential staff (council and private), voluntary agencies, localities, family workers , faith groups and health staff (health visitors / trauma clinics) and anyone who works with children, young people and their families.

This course is primarily for those professionals (statutory and voluntary) who either work predominately or who have regular contact with children and young people; for those who hold particular responsibilities for safeguarding and for those who hold positions as professional advisors. (i.e. Groups 2,3 and 4)

Aims and Learning Objectives

The objectives of the 'Alcohol Identification and Brief Advice' course are to enable front line workers to:

  • Identify those drinking above lower risk level
  • Give simple brief advice and
  • Make referrals to appropriate services

Trainers: Joe Keegan - Adult Treatment Co-ordinator and Julia Cullum - Workforce Development Adviser, Children, Families & Adults