Nacoa professionals training
Nacoa provides expert bespoke training for any professional touched by the issue of parental alcohol problems. We build a training plan to suit the needs of your team.
Your team, as a result, will learn how to positively affect the lives of some of the most at risk children, young people and adults in the UK.
Understand the issue
This training increases awareness of the issues faced by children and people affected by a parent’s drinking. It offers a deeper understanding of how alcohol dependency can affect the family: including co-dependency and adaptation, for instance. You will subsequently learn how to reduce barriers to support and offer responsive care for these vulnerable people .
Hear from an experience speaker
An experience speaker will share their story of having a parent who drinks too much. Listening to an experience spoken in an individual’s own language is a powerful way to feel the issue. You then will hear about the lifelong affects of growing up with an alcohol-dependent parent.
Have a unique opportunity to relate, engage and ask questions of an experience volunteer.
‘I never thought so much about how alcohol affects the family as a whole before.’Police Community Support Officer
Learn important messages
Every single one of us can touch the life of someone affected by a parent’s drinking. Help minimise the harm of them feeling worthless, invisible and responsible for the problems at home. Learn those vital messages to pass on. These will help you know what to say to those affected. And help those affected learn that they are not alone and can break the cycle of addiction.
Who can offer support
Learn how to help children and those affected to find and talk to people they trust. Often they feel they have no one to confide in. Training helps you to help others reach out for support, encouraging opportunities for positive engagement. Then find out more about support available and all they ways they can help.
How to provide ongoing care
Identify frequent issues and recognise the nature of the person’s family life. Being able to listen, understand and support will make a difference. Learn then about breaking the silence and coping with the difficulties faced by people affected by their parent’s drinking.
‘Hearing a personal experience really helped me make sense of some of my pupils’ behaviour.’School teacher
Ongoing Nacoa staff support
- Bespoke downloadable resources and diagnostic materials for professionals, teachers, mental health counsellors, and concerned others.
- Dedicated web portal for professionals and concerned others: FAQs, latest research on the impact of parental alcohol problems, personal experiences written by children, young people and adults.
- Free confidential helpline available to professionals for concerns and advice.
- Continued opportunities for ongoing training.
90 minutes / 2 hours depending on participants involvement in activities and questions
Delivery of training
Zoom or in person