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Promoting the Welfare of Children of Problem Drinkers

  • St. Andrew's Resource Centre, 114-116 Pearse Street
  • 9.30 Registration, Event 10 - 1
  • 01 Nov 2013
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Price €5 members/ €10 non-members

Presented by Shane Butler, School of Social Work and Social Policy, TCD, the seminar is aimed at social workers from a range of settings who work with families where a parental alcohol problem impacts negatively on children.


The seminar aims to

  • Briefly examine current approaches to understanding alcohol problems and explore the practical implications of these approaches
  • Help participants develop a critical understanding of how parental drinking problems have a negative effect on children
  • Consider the merits of generic social workers deal directly with alcohol-related problems rather than refer on to specialist addiction counselling or rehabilitative services
  • Introduce more recent approaches to alcohol counselling (e.g., brief intervention, motivational interviewing) which may be seen as a more practical option for generic workers
  • Explore organisational issues which need to be addressed to facilitate social workers play a greater role in working directly with problem-drinking parents

2.5 CPD points will be awarded for this event