SAOR II - Screening & Brief Intervention for Problem Alcohol & Drug Use

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.

Upcoming DATES:

  • 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 karen@ndublinrdtf.ie. 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.

Support

  • 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

Offer Assistance

  • Advising and giving feedback
  • Assigning responsibility for change
  • Allowing for a menu of options
  • Agreeing goals

Refer

  • Discussing treatment options with the person
  • Making a referral to appropriate services if required
  • Ensuring appropriate follow-up care/support
  • Closing the consultation

Learning Outcomes:

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: karen@ndublinrdtf.ie

Region: 

Dublin

Expiry date: 

09/03/20

Date Entered/Updated: 

09/01/20