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.
- 25th February (Tuesday) 9.30am to 4.30pm - Room 5, HSE Ballymun’s Civic Offices
- 9th March (Monday) 9.30am to 4.30pm - Summer Room, Bridge House Cherry Orchard Hospital
- 18th March (Wednesday) 9.30am to 4.30pm - Summer Room, Bridge House Cherry Orchard Hospital
- 23rd March (Monday) 9.30am to 4.30pm - Room 5 & 6, HSE Ballymun’s Civic Offices
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