Drug Education Programme for Parents

Why do young people engage with substance misuse? What are the signs? The risks and dangers. To support a young person who finds himself/herself in this position. If there is a problem?

Contact Details

Organisation: Geraldine's Training & Development Service
Contact name(s): Geraldine Butler
Address: Ballycomoyle, Castlepollard, Co. Westmeath Also at 125 Manor Court, Knocknacarra Galway
Telephone: 044 9661572
Mobile: 087 1349479
Email: geraldine_butler@hotmail.com
Website: www.geraldine.ie

Programme Details

Target audience: Parents of children 13-18, First time parents, People who parent alone, Post separation parents, Fathers, Foster parents, Blended families, This programme can be adapted according to the specific needs of parents and young people.
Theme/subject matter: Drugs-misuse/prevention
Method of delivery: Group work, One-to-one work, Home visiting
Programme aims: Define substance misuse. Why do young people engage with substance misuse? What are the signs? The risks and dangers. To support a young person who finds himself/herself in this position. If there is a problem?
Resources used: Information from the HSE. Research established through direct contact with young people at VEC level. Barnardos Resource Library.

About the Facilitator

Name: Geraldine Butler
Qualifications: 2012 - current: BA Family & Community Studies, NUIG; 2006: Certificate: Effective Communication and Listening Skills; 2003: FETAC Certificate, Training of Trainers in the Voluntary Sector; 1999: Diploma Community Development and Leadership, NU Maynooth; 1995: Building Community School Links, Marino Institute of Education; 1994: Training and Development, All Hallows College, Drumcondra.
Experience: Twenty years experience working in the area of Training and Development.

Location & Duration of the Programme

County Cavan, Galway, Longford, Mayo, Meath, Monaghan, Offaly, Westmeath
Number of sessions: 2-4 sessions depending on needs and target group.
Frequency of sessions: Weekly
No. of hours per session: 2.5 hours
When is the programme held? Depends on the needs of the participants
Is childcare available? No response

Booking the Programme

How do I book a place on the programme? Self Referral, Referred by professional
Total cost incl. materials: €145 plus travel