SAOR II - Screening & Brief Intervention for Problem Alcohol & Drug Use
A free, one-day, skills-based training course. Please note, a 90 minute eLearning element must be completed prior to attending the one-day training.
- 12th March 2020 (New date!) - 9.30am to 4.30pm - Limited places Research, Learning & Development Unit, Probation Service, Haymarket, Smithfield, Dublin 7. D07 WT27
- 20th March 2020 - 9.30am to 4.30pm - Limited places Maudlin’s Hall, Dublin Road, Naas, Co Kildare. W91RPXT
- 24th March 2020 (New date!) - 9.30am to 4.30pm - Research, Learning & Development Unit, Probation Service, Haymarket, Smithfield, Dublin 7. D07 WT27
- 3rd April 2020 - 9.30am to 4.30pm Limited places - Bridge House, Cherry Orchard Hospital, Ballyfermot, Dublin.
- 6th April 2020 (New date!) - 9.30am to 4.30pm Ardee, Co Louth
Please note, further Tallaght dates and dates for other locations will be added later in 2020.
YOU MUST REGISTER. To register to attend the one-day, skills-based training please email your name, role, organisation, email address & preferred date to email@example.com. Once registered, you will receive information on how to access the SAOR II eLearning element.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: The SAOR II eLearning programme must be completed in advance of the one-day skills practice training (accessed via HSELand.ie). Certificate of completion from your eLearning must also be submitted prior to attending the one-day training. Once registered, you will receive information on how to access the SAOR II eLearning element.
Aim of SAOR II training:
This course aims to prepare professionals (incl. non-addiction specific workers) to implement SAOR Screening and Brief Interventions (SBI) for problem substance use. SAOR stands for: Support / Ask & Assess / Offer Assistance/Refer.
- Connecting with the person
- Having an open friendly style
- Having an empathic non-judgemental approach
- Supporting self-efficacy
- Informing the person of help that is available
Ask and Assess
- Asking about alcohol/substance use
- Eliciting the person’s concerns
- Establishing the person’s expectations
- Screening and assessment
- Observing for withdrawal symptoms
- Exploring the context
- Gauging importance and confidence
- Advising and giving feedback
- Assigning responsibility for change
- Allowing for a menu of options
- Agreeing goals
- Discussing treatment options with the person
- Making a referral to appropriate services if required
- Ensuring appropriate follow-up care/support
- Closing the consultation
On completion of this course, participants should be able to:
- Critically discuss problem alcohol and drug use as it impacts on their current work or area of practice
- Demonstrate an enhanced knowledge and awareness of contemporary models of screening and brief intervention for problem alcohol and drug use
- Identify problem alcohol and drug users who present in health and social care settings
- Utilise the SAOR model of Screening & Brief Intervention (SBI) in practice based scenarios
- Discuss the application of the SAOR model into their practice.
Places tend to book out very quickly & are limited to 18 per training day. Please note refreshments/lunch are not provided.
For more details please email: firstname.lastname@example.org