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drugs and alcohol awareness

Up to 25 people in a session

Participants are required to have their cameras on for an interactive experience.

Maximum of two people per screen

Sessions are recorded for quality assurance purposes. They are only viewed by SCTS staff and deleted within 14 days.

ACE, Drugs, Alcohol & Self-Harm – Standard (Zoom)

£270.00 2 hours


ACE, Drugs, Alcohol & Self-Harm

This course is specifically designed for individuals who work with young people. Through a comprehensive approach, it addresses the stereotypes, myths, and realities of self-harm based on the experiences of young people. Working with children and young people who display self-harming behaviour can be challenging. The primary objective of this course is to help learners understand the underlying causes of maladaptive behaviours such as eating disorders, substance misuse, and self-harm in young people.

Research studies have shown that our childhood experiences can significantly impact our lives. For example, a study conducted in California in the mid-90s found that individuals who had a stressful and unhappy childhood were more likely to develop self-destructive behaviours in the future. Furthermore, a follow-up study revealed that Adverse Childhood Experiences pose health risks and can lead to poor academic performance, anti-social behaviour, and substance abuse in children currently experiencing ACE.

In addition, this course provides comprehensive strategies for assessing and managing the risks of self-harm, as well as practical techniques for building Resilience. With this course, you will gain the confidence and knowledge to address and manage self-harm behaviours in young people effectively.

Learning Aims:

  1. To identify the proportion of people in the United Kingdom who are affected by ACE
  2. To determine what ACE is and how they are formed
  3. Identify types of child maltreatment and adversity and the link to health in adulthood.
  4. Understand what self-harm is
  5. What might cause a LAC to self-harm?
  6. Explore ways foster carers can help LAC to control self-harming behaviour. 
  7. Identify other available, valuable and helpful resources. 
  8. To know the range of drugs and substances that can be misused.
  9. To know the different effects of drugs. 
  10. Develop an understanding of the reasons why people use substances. 
  11. To understand drug use trends 
  12. Understand the current key profile of drug use.
  13. Recognise how the stress response system activates the fight, flight or freeze and becomes conditioned over time, especially in high-stress situations.
  14. Learn ways to build resilience in your young people.
  15. To discover how we can facilitate the right therapeutic relationship 
  16. Gain support strategies to help support children and young people with ACE challenges


Format: This is a live training session through the platform "Zoom". It includes taught sections, small group work, work in pairs, and whole group discussions.

Hand-outs & Certificates: Downloadable course notes and certificates of attendance are provided.

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These sessions can be accessed from a phone or laptop.

They are nothing like e-learning! The training is live and interactive. Participants can ask and answer questions just as they would in face-to-face training.