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Young People and Needle Exchange (3 day course)

About the Course: Work with injectors generally can be complex. When the injector in question is a young person, the work becomes still more challenging. This course is intended to enhance the skills of workers engaging with young injectors and ensure that they are equipped with the theoretical and practical knowledge to work lawfully and competently with this client group.

Appropriate for: All workers who work with young injectors or deliver exchange. It is intended for workers who have not had previous needle exchange training but can be a useful refresher for those who have been previously trained. The course assumes a basic level of drugs awareness.

Duration: 3 days

Learning Outcomes: By the end of the course, workers will be able to:

DANOS Modules:

AA4 Promote people's equality, diversity and rights
AB2 Support individuals who are substance users
AB4 Contribute to the protection of individuals from harm and abuse
AB8 Contribute to assessing and act upon risk of danger, harm and abuse
AB9 Relate to families, parents and carers.
AB5 Assess and act upon immediate risk of danger to substance users
AD1 Raise awareness about substances, their use and effects
AD2 Facilitate learning through presentations and activities
AD4 develop and disseminate information and advice about substance use, health and social well-being
AF2 Carry out assessment to identify and prioritise need
AH3 Supply and exchange injecting equipment for individuals

Format: Taught sections; work in pairs, small groups, group discussion

Handouts: Set of slides, assessment and policy tools, backed up by online resources

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