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Working with Drug Users in Housing Settings (generic)

About the course: Many housing workers do not encounter drug-related activity on a regular basis, and may not be providing ongoing support to drug users. Their primary concern on encountering drug related activity may be to deal with the immediate situation appropriately, and then refer the matter on to senior colleagues for further action as required. These workers may not need detailed information about the nuances of the law, or about support interventions. This course is intended to address these needs.

Appropriate for: Workers in generic housing settings encountering infrequent or low-levels of drug use. Previous drugs awareness training is useful but not essential. This course will NOT provide a good level of drugs awareness but will ensure workers can deal safely and legally with common situations.

Duration: one day course

Course includes:

Format: Taught section, work in pairs and groups, whole group discussion

Handouts: Copies of OHPs and legislation briefing provided to all participants; additional informattion such as drugs awareness literature can be included by request.

DANOS Modules: not really a DANOS-mapped course; Supports modules AK3, AB8

Notes: As with other drug courses, this one can be tailored or combined with different modules. So for example this could be run alongside a one-day Drugs Awareness course to provide a good foundation for frontline workers to understand and respond to drug use in generic housing settings.

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