Families and alcohol use


Alcohol is probably the most common intoxicant in use in our society and in moderation, for most, it causes few problems. However, alcohol misuse, binge drinking and dependence within the family can cause serious harm to children.

This one-day course is designed for anyone working with families where alcohol is an issue, to help identify and enhance protective parenting.

This course highlights effective parenting skills and aims to help workers support those affected by alcohol. It is often quicker and more effective to bring about changes in parenting rather than changes in drinking.

Learning objectives

  • To examine the impact of alcohol misuse on children and families
  • To highlight the effects, risks and harms associated with alcohol use
  • To highlight alcohol interventions such as identification and brief advice
  • To explore methods of enhancing protective parenting in the family
  • To identify referral pathways to specialist services


  • AB9:
    Work in collaboration with carers in the caring role
  • AD1:
    Raise awareness about substances, their use and effects

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