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We promote conferences and training events that relate to parental substance misuse and its effect on children, young people and families. If you would like to promote your event, please contact us.

Upcoming events   

  • Seventh world congress on addictive disorders and addiction therapy. 16-18 July 2018, London. The theme of this year's congress is exploring the innovative ideas and remedy solutions for addictive disorder.

  • Royal College of Nursing School Nurses Conference & Exhibition 2018. 22 August 2018, Amba Hotel, Marble Arch, London. This conference offers the opportunity to network with other school health team members while ensuring delegates remain professionally up-to-date. The broad programme covers a range of current topics in children and young people’s health including transgender issues, sexual health, online grooming, asthma management and managing weight loss in obese children. This day is aimed at all nurses working in schools and educational settings, including those from primary and secondary schools, special schools, academies, independent, free and boarding schools.  The conference is also suitable for those undertaking their SCPHN – School Nursing qualification.

  • Society for the study of addiction annual conference. 8/9 November 2018, Newcastle Upon Tyne. Save the date: more details to come soon. 


Online learning

  • E-Learning - Parental substance misuse: These e-learning modules are targeted at children’s social care workers to help them work more confidently with families where parents are misusing drugs. These resources might also be useful for primary care services staff (GPs, Health Visitors, Midwives), Children’s Centre staff and students. The e-learning consists of three modules - understanding substance misuse, understanding the impact on children and implications for children's social work practice.

  • E-learning - working with substance use: The main aim of these substance misuse resources is to provide a basic understanding of a number of substance-related topics to inform and develop practice. They include presentations, film clips from experts (both service users and professionals), animations, individual and group exercises, and practice scenarios to help apply your learning. They also offer suggestions for future study and personal development. There is a specific module on the impact of parental substance use on children.