Training Courses

craft trainingScottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs deliver a range of workforce learning and development courses.

Our courses include:

We have worked with families and organisations who help and support families for over fifteen years. We have been given invaluable information from family members to be able to provide these courses to the alcohol, drug and wider workforce, and to have people living with someone else’s alcohol or drug use recognised and supported.

Depending on exact requirements and expenses, generally, our courses are £400 for a half-day course or £700 for a full-day course.  Each course can take up to fifteen members of staff. For larger groups, we can run two half-day courses for the full-day rate.

‘Sometimes courses like this just remind you why you are doing what you are doing and it motivates you to keep going and try better’ – Family Inclusive Practice feedback

How to book a course

If you would like some further information or would like to book one of the courses below contact us at training@sfad.org.uk or 0141 465 7523.

You can also fill out our training enquiry form.

Introduction to Supporting Families 

The Introduction to Supporting Families course provides anyone who works with families with the knowledge and skills to recognise and include all family members who are affected by someone else’s alcohol or drug use.

By completing this training you will be able to:

  • Recognise that families need support and how this can be different to that for the person using alcohol or drugs
  • Discuss family member’s experiences and needs, and how family members can support treatment and recovery
  • Discuss barriers for both family members accessing support such as stigma, and the barriers for services providing support such as funding
  • Relate family support to positive recovery outcomes for individuals using alcohol and/or drugs and their families
  • Identify appropriate local support groups and services for family members

The Introduction to Supporting Families course is £400 for a half-day of training with a max of 15 participants.

Family Inclusive Practice 

The Family Inclusive Practice course defines and highlights the benefits of family inclusive practice. It aims to help workers identify ways in which family inclusive practice can be enhanced in their own work environment.

By completing this training you will be able to:

  • Define family inclusive practice
  • Recognise family inclusive practice in relation to the evidence base, ROSC development and the Quality Principles in service delivery
  • Recognise the value of lived experience of family members and their support needs
  • Develop an understanding of the required qualities and skills to effectively engage with families
  • Identify opportunities to include families to support whole family recovery
  • Identify practical strategies to work with families and overcome barriers to family engagement

The Family Inclusive Practice course is £400 for a half-day of training with a max of 15 participants.

Facilitating a Support Group 

The Facilitating a Support Group course supports individuals who are currently facilitating a support group or are considering taking on the role. The course covers setting up, facilitating and evaluating a family support group.

By completing this training, you will be able to:

  • Recognise and understand the role of the facilitator in peer-led family support
  • Identify and develop group ground rule and appropriate policies and procedures such as confidentiality and safeguarding
  • Discuss and identify potential challenges in the group and the best ways to resolve these
  • Identify key planning skills to structure and manage support group meetings
  • Identify ways of getting feedback from group members to make sure they are getting the right support

The Facilitating a Support Group course is £400 for a half-day of training with a max of 15 participants.

Bereavement Training 

The Bereavement Training course focuses on bereavement through drugs or alcohol and the impact it has on bereaved families. The course also covers specific issues around drug-related deaths.

By completing this training you will be able to:

  • Define a drug or alcohol-related death
  • Identify key overdose risks
  • Recognise stigma and isolation in relation to a drug or alcohol-related death
  • Recognise practical issues specific to a drug-related death
  • Recognise key messages from ‘Bereaved Through Substance Use’
  • Recognise self-care and support for workforce impacted by a drug or alcohol-related death

The Bereavement Training course is £400 for a half-day of training with a max of 15 participants.

Adult Learning and Empowering Communities (ALEC) Toolkit Training 

The Adult Learning and Empowering Communities (ALEC) Toolkit Training course explores asset-based community development approaches. These can create opportunities to reduce the impact of alcohol or drug-related harms and isolation whilst improving health and wellbeing throughout participation and increased connection.

By completing this training you will be able to:

  • Recognise asset-based community development (ABCD) principles and approaches
  • Discuss definitions of community
  • Identify a range of assets that can support community building (asset building)
  • Outline the appreciative inquiry (AI) process and activities that can support the process
  • Relate strength-based conversations to capacity-building activities
  • Identify opportunities to apply ABCD approaches to address local needs and find community-based solutions

The Adult Learning and Empowering Communities (ALEC) Toolkit Training course is £700 for a full-day of training with a max of 15 participants.

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