MaCYSS Network Training Directory

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Youth Alcohol and other Drug (YAOD) Training
Aims to help youth and family workers better support and chat to young people about alcohol and other drugs and also to have an understan...
Type: Foundational Level
Level: CPD Points
Cost: Free Course
Course Provider:
MaCYSS
Delivery & Location
Delivered online
Youth Alcohol and other Drug Screening Tool – ASSIST-Y
Screening tool for substance use among young people aged 10-14 and 15-17years
Type: Foundational Level
Level: CPD Points
Cost: Free Course
Course Provider:
MaCYSS
Delivery & Location
Delivered in person. Location flexible within Cavan and Monaghan
SAOR (Support, Ask and Assess, Offer Assistance, Refer)
HSE National Screening and Brief Intervention for Alcohol and Substance Use
Type: Foundational Level
Level: Certificate of Attendance
Cost: Free Course
Course Provider:
HSE and North-Eastern Regional Drug & Alcohol Task Force (NE-RDATF)
Delivery & Location
Self-learning introduction online – 90minutes followed by 1 day skills practice workshop
Introduction to Addiction Studies
Refresh your knowledge and gain more information about drugs and alcohol, and the impact of addiction on individuals and families
Type: Foundational Level
Level: Certificate of Attendance
Cost: Payment Required
Course Provider:
Urrus and The Ballymun Youth Action Project
Working with Alcohol Misuse
A deeper understanding of the subject and some strategies for dealing with the attendant problems
Type: Foundational Level
Level: Certificate of Attendance
Cost: Payment Required
Course Provider:
Urrus and The Ballymun Youth Action Project
Supporting the Therapeutic Relationship
Explores the relevance of the therapeutic relationship to patient engagement, compliance and outcomes
Type: Foundational Level
Level: Certificate of Attendance
Cost: Payment Required
Course Provider:
Urrus and The Ballymun Youth Action Project
Key Working and Care Planning
Enhance your skills in the key working role
Type: Foundational Level
Level: CPD Points
Cost: Payment Required
Course Provider:
Urrus and The Ballymun Youth Action Project
Women and Substance Use
An understanding of how substance use affects women, pregnant women, the foetus and infant
Type: Foundational Level
Level: CPD Points
Cost: Payment Required
Course Provider:
Urrus and The Ballymun Youth Action Project
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
An understanding of the Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) approach
Type: Foundational Level
Level: Certificate of Attendance
Cost: Payment Required
Course Provider:
Urrus and The Ballymun Youth Action Project
Working with Groups
Gain a greater knowledge of the theory and practical skills associated with effective groupwork
Type: Foundational Level
Level: CPD Points
Cost: Payment Required
Course Provider:
Urrus and The Ballymun Youth Action Project
Drugs and Young People
A knowledge of drug related issues specifically related to young people and the impact of such use on the individual, the family and comm...
Type: Foundational Level
Level: CPD Points
Cost: Payment Required
Course Provider:
Urrus and The Ballymun Youth Action Project
Understanding Harm Reduction
A professional understanding of the principles and practice of harm reduction as an approach in relation to problem drug use
Type: Foundational Level
Level: CPD Points
Cost: Payment Required
Course Provider:
Urrus and The Ballymun Youth Action Project
Understanding Safer Injecting Techniques
A professional understanding of safer injecting practice
Type: Foundational Level
Level: CPD Points
Cost: Payment Required
Course Provider:
Urrus and The Ballymun Youth Action Project
Understanding Drug Use and Homelessness
Looks at the causes of homelessness; the problems experienced by homeless people and the barriers to integration
Type: Foundational Level
Level: CPD Points
Cost: Payment Required
Course Provider:
Urrus and The Ballymun Youth Action Project
Performance and Image Enhancing Drugs (PIED)
An understanding of the psychological and pharmacological implications, along with the potential harm associated with image enhancing dru...
Type: Foundational Level
Level: CPD Points
Cost: Payment Required
Course Provider:
Urrus and The Ballymun Youth Action Project
Make Every Contact Count (MECC) e-learning module
Provides effective tools and knowledge to carry out a brief intervention with patients or service users
Type: Foundational Level
Level: Certificate of Attendance
Cost: Free Course
Course Provider:
HSE
Community Reinforcement Approach (CRA) or Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach (A-CRA)
Behavioural intervention programme designed to support recovery from substance use disorders
Type: Foundational Level
Level: CPD Points
Cost: Payment Required
Course Provider:
Gerry Ryan and NE-RDATF
Delivery & Location
2 days (CRA) or 3 days (A-CRA) Day 3 is for those that wish to specialise in ACRA
Putting the Pieces Together
An integrated approach to working with young people, parents and communities on the subject of alcohol and other drugs
Type: Foundational Level
Level: CPD Points
Cost: Free Course
Course Provider:
NE-RDATF
Parents under Pressure (PuP)
Provides a model for therapeutic family support which focuses on parenting, child behaviour and parental emotion regulation
Type: Foundational Level
Level: Certificate of Attendance
Cost: Payment Required
Course Provider:
Griffith University, Queensland, Australia. Training delivered online by provider in UK or Ireland
Delivery & Location
2 initial days of training and then 5 days of ongoing implementation support across 8 – 12 months. Written case study required to become accredited PuP Practitioner.
Trauma Informed Practice workshop
Designed to start a conversation about how trauma and adversity affects has affected those we work with and the appropriate responses we ...
Type: Foundational Level
Level: Certificate of Attendance
Cost: Payment Required
Course Provider:
The Learning Curve Institute
Non-Violent Resistance (NVR)
An integrated, structured and systemic response to child to parent violence and abuse
Type: Foundational Level
Level: Certificate of Attendance
Cost: Payment Required
Course Provider:
New Authority Parenting
Developing Youth Resilience
Developing coping strategies, response regulation and wellbeing maintenance
Type: Foundational Level
Level: Certificate of Attendance
Cost: Free Course
Course Provider:
Cavan and Monaghan Education and Training Board
Delivery & Location
6 weeks, 1 day a week (3 hours)
esuicideTALK
Understand the issue of suicide and how can you help to prevent it in your community
Type: Foundational Level
Level: Certificate of Attendance
Cost: Free Course
Course Provider:
National Office for Suicide Prevention (NOSP), HSE
LivingWorks Start
Provide skills and knowledge to keep others safe from suicide.
Type: Foundational Level
Level: Other
Cost: Free Course
Course Provider:
National Office for Suicide Prevention (NOSP), HSE
LivingWorks safeTALK
Prepares participants to recognise and engage with people who may be having thoughts of suicide and to connect them to suicide first aid ...
Type: Foundational Level
Level: Other
Cost: Free Course
Course Provider:
National Office for Suicide Prevention (NOSP), HSE
LivingWorks Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
Teaches participants how to recognise risk and learn how to intervene to prevent the immediate risk of suicide
Type: Foundational Level
Level: Certificate of Attendance
Cost: Free Course
Course Provider:
National Office for Suicide Prevention (NOSP), HSE
Suicide Bereavement training for professionals
Understanding and awareness of support needed for people who have lost someone through suicide
Type: Foundational Level
Level: Certificate of Attendance
Cost: Free Course
Course Provider:
National Office for Suicide Prevention (NOSP), HSE
Guidance for communities on supporting people bereaved through suicide
To enhance communication and support for communities bereaved through suicide. This presentation will be provided in response to an invit...
Type: Foundational Level
Level: Certificate of Attendance
Cost: Free Course
Course Provider:
National Office for Suicide Prevention (NOSP), HSE
Understanding Self Harm
Develops participants’ knowledge and understanding of self-harm
Type: Foundational Level
Level: Certificate of Attendance
Cost: Free Course
Course Provider:
National Office for Suicide Prevention (NOSP), HSE
Suicide or Survive – The Supporters Programme
Give you practical tips and tools you can use to look after your own mental health while supporting others
Type: Foundational Level
Level: Certificate of Attendance
Cost: Payment Required
Course Provider:
Suicide or Survive
Diploma in Addiction Studies
Comprehensive overview of current thinking and practice in the area of addictive behaviours and substance use/abuse
Type: Foundational Level
Level: CPD Points
Cost: Payment Required
Course Provider:
City Colleges or ibat Collage Dublin
Delivery & Location
10 weeks, 1 evening per week, (6.30pm - 9.30pm)
Motivational Interviewing (MI)
An evidenced-based psychosocial intervention for health behaviour change
Type: Foundational Level
Level: Certificate of Attendance
Cost: Payment Required
Course Provider:
The Learning Curve Institute
Know the Score teacher training
Training for teachers in the Know the Score resource to engage senior cycle students (15-18 years) on the risks associated with alcohol a...
Type: Foundational Level
Level: Certificate of Attendance
Cost: Free Course
Course Provider:
HSE
Identification and Management of Alcohol-Related Brain Injury (Wernikes-Korsakoffs Syndrome)
A module providing an overview of this condition, how it can manifest in services and best practice responses
Type: Foundational Level
Cost: Payment Required
Course Provider:
Alcohol Forum Ireland
Alcohol and Drug Abuse
Parents, teachers and counsellors are in the best positions to affect children’s knowledge and attitudes to the abuse of alcohol and othe...
Type: Foundational Level
Level: Other
Cost: Payment Required
Course Provider:
Irish Training & Educational Centre (ITEC)
Delivery & Location
6 modules (6 months to complete course)
Drug and Alcohol Awareness
Provides participants with a good basic knowledge of drugs and alcohol and related issues
Type: Foundational Level
Level: CPD Points
Cost: Payment Required
Course Provider:
The Learning Curve Institute
An Introduction to Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
DBT consists of a series of skills and techniques for working with personality disorders and other areas
Type: Foundational Level
Level: Certificate of Attendance
Cost: Payment Required
Course Provider:
The Learning Curve Institute
An Overview of Dual Diagnosis
Provides a clear overview of Dual Diagnosis Disorders and its implications for treatment and practice
Type: Foundational Level
Level: Certificate of Attendance
Cost: Payment Required
Course Provider:
The Learning Curve Institute
Grief, Loss and adjustment – theory and therapeutic interventions
It covers the dynamics of grief, loss and adjustment as applicable to bereavement, relationship break up and various kinds of loss adjust...
Type: Foundational Level
Level: Certificate of Attendance
Cost: Payment Required
Course Provider:
The Learning Curve Institute
An Overview of Relapse Prevention
Identify and use specific interventions such as identification of high-risk situations for each client, enhancing the client's coping ski...
Type: Foundational Level
Level: Certificate of Attendance
Cost: Payment Required
Course Provider:
The Learning Curve Institute
First Aid Response (FAR)
Provides first aid for a person who becomes suddenly unwell or injured until the arrival of emergency medical services. FAR includes the ...
Type: Foundational Level
Level: Certificate of Attendance
Cost: Payment Required
Course Provider:
Pre-Hospital Emerency Care Council (PHECC) Recognised Institutions
Youth Mental Health First Aid
To assist a young person who may be experiencing a mental health problem or mental health crisis until appropriate professional help is r...
Type: Foundational Level
Level: Certificate of Attendance
Cost: Payment Required
Course Provider:
Mental Health First Aid Ireland
Community Addiction Studies
To enable people living or working in the community to become more effective when they encounter drug and alcohol misuse or addiction
Type: Accredited Training - QQI Level 1-6
Level: QQI Level 5
Cost: Payment Required
Course Provider:
Various providers (see details below)
Delivery & Location
One session per week (Approx. 3 hours)
Applied Social Studies
Study the impact of society on how we interact, behave and relate as people. It looks at key topics such as culture, racism, addiction an...
Type: Accredited Training - QQI Level 1-6
Level: QQI Level 5
Cost: Payment Required
Course Provider:
Cavan Institute
Psychology and Social Science
This course is for people who wish to embark on a programme of study leading to a career in social care
Type: Accredited Training - QQI Level 1-6
Level: QQI Level 5
Cost: Payment Required
Course Provider:
Cavan Institute
Applied Social Studies and Psychology
Introduces the theory and practice of social studies and social care, to encourage learners to explore and develop their knowledge of soc...
Type: Accredited Training - QQI Level 1-6
Level: QQI Level 5
Cost: Payment Required
Course Provider:
Monaghan Institute
Community Development and Social Studies
Develop skills needed to work in a multicultural society and ensuring equality and diversity in the community sector
Type: Accredited Training - QQI Level 1-6
Level: QQI Level 5
Cost: Payment Required
Course Provider:
An Cosán
Community Development Practice
Learn the essential features of community development practice and review of community development plans and programmes
Type: Accredited Training - QQI Level 1-6
Level: QQI Level 5
Cost: Free Course
Course Provider:
Cavan and Monaghan Education and Training Board
Delivery & Location
One session per week Tuesday 10.00am to 1.30pm (3.5 hours)
Advanced Certificate in Applied Social Studies
Provides an understanding of the many roles of social care, to develop the learner’s knowledge and appreciation of the duties involved an...
Type: Accredited Training - QQI Level 1-6
Level: QQI Level 6
Cost: Payment Required
Course Provider:
Monaghan Institute
Certificate in Applied Addiction Studies and Community Development
Develop the knowledge, skills and abilities of learners in the theory and practice of applied addiction studies and community development
Type: Accredited Training - QQI Level 1-6
Level: QQI Level 6
Cost: Payment Required
Course Provider:
An Cosán
Drug Prevention, Education and Awareness
Preventative education and family support in an Irish context, and providing a general introduction to prevention education theory & ...
Type: Accredited Training - QQI Level 1-6
Level: QQI Level 6
Cost: Payment Required
Course Provider:
An Cosán
Delivery & Location
Standalone Module
Approaches to Treatment and Rehabilitation
Provide an understanding of a range of models and approaches to the treatment of addiction problems
Type: Accredited Training - QQI Level 1-6
Level: QQI Level 6
Cost: Payment Required
Course Provider:
An Cosán
Delivery & Location
Standalone Module
Introduction to Counselling and Motivational Interviewing
Explore key aspects of each counselling method from an addiction perspective and explore ethical principles of addiction counselling
Type: Accredited Training - QQI Level 1-6
Level: QQI Level 6
Cost: Payment Required
Course Provider:
An Cosán
Delivery & Location
Standalone Module
Diploma in Drug and Alcohol Studies
Aims to support actions in National Drug and Alcohol policy that call for increased training opportunities for individuals working in the...
Type: Professional Training QQI Level 7-10
Level: QQI Level 7
Course Provider:
University of Limerick
Delivery & Location
2 semesters, 6 hours a week
Diploma in Community Drug and Alcohol Work
Provides skills and knowledge that will enhance effectiveness in responding to the complex issue of drug and alcohol misuse within a comm...
Type: Professional Training QQI Level 7-10
Level: QQI Level 7
Cost: Payment Required
Course Provider:
Urrus in partnership with University College Dublin (UCD)
MSc Therapeutic Interventions for Alcohol & Other Drugs
Provide those working in the areas of Nursing, Health and Social Care to effectively deal with drugs and alcohol issues
Type: Professional Training QQI Level 7-10
Level: QQI Level 9
Cost: Payment Required
Course Provider:
Atlantic Technological University (ATU)
Licensing Law and Practice
Provide knowledge of the legislation, current caselaw and courtroom practice
Type: Professional Training QQI Level 7-10
Level: QQI Level 7
Cost: Payment Required
Course Provider:
Atlantic Technological University (ATU)
Children & Families Hidden Harm
Explores the impact of problem parental alcohol and other drug use
Type: Professional Training QQI Level 7-10
Level: QQI Level 9
Cost: Payment Required
Course Provider:
Atlantic Technological University (ATU)
Certificate in Addiction Studies
Focuses on an introduction to current debates on addiction
Type: Professional Training QQI Level 7-10
Level: QQI Level 7
Cost: Payment Required
Course Provider:
NUI, Maynooth
Delivery & Location
100 hours part-time over one year which may include 3 - 4 Saturdays
BA Degree in Applied Addiction Studies and Community Development
Develop the knowledge, skills and abilities of learners in the theory and practice of applied addiction studies and community development
Type: Professional Training QQI Level 7-10
Level: QQI Level 7
Cost: Payment Required
Course Provider:
An Cosán
Drugs and Crime in a Global Context
Provide an overview of global & regional drug trends and crime patterns and introduce students to international case studies on drugs...
Type: Professional Training QQI Level 7-10
Level: QQI Level 7
Course Provider:
An Cosán
Delivery & Location
Stand-alone module
Community Drug Work and Leadership
Develop collaborative skills and capacity with regard to a specific community drug work project
Type: Professional Training QQI Level 7-10
Level: QQI Level 7
Course Provider:
An Cosán
Delivery & Location
Stand-alone Module

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