Abstracts of sessions with a young child psychologist

As a result, the web page is not displaying. If you are a visitor of this website: Please try again in a few minutes. Please abstracts of sessions with a young child psychologist this error screen to 69. Introduction Families can be severely affected by the substance misuse of a relative, whether through alcohol or drug misuse.

Within the family this can lead to disruption in family life, family routines, relationships, parenting and communication. Children can have a particularly hard time, losing confidence and self-esteem and finding it hard to trust others. Often the 1st generation are more difficult to engage with when it comes to accessing services. These challenges present stronger within the 1st generation compared to the 2nd generation who may be somewhat more integrated in western society. There appears to be a stronger pattern, particularly in Asian communities, where clients are being sent by family members to seek treatment. The work presents an interesting challenge in these cases where clients focus on the needs of the family at the expense of their own needs. The behaviour in this community is consistent throughout all of the differing cultural contexts of this BME group.

The scale of the problem It is estimated that there are 3. 5 million children affected by parental alcohol misuse and 1 million by parental drug misuse in the United Kingdom. Until more recently there have been very few services for children and their families in the UK to respond to the risks and harms they are likely to experience. The need to address this was highlighted with the publication of Hidden Harm. The programme itself is delivered over 8 consecutive weekly meetings with each session lasting 2. During this time, children and parents will work both separately, together and as family units. The training equipped staff with the knowledge, skills and confidence to deliver the M-PACT programme to families in a culturally diverse community in West London.

M-PACT was delivered between February and August 2011. Asian or Asian British, Black or Black British, or Mixed. Families were referred internally from within EACH, the statutory drug service and social services. Alcohol was the primary substance misused in all cases. EACH were selected to receive M-PACT training to enable them to deliver the M-PACT programme within EACH.

The training was delivered over five consecutive days by University of Bath accredited tutors. After the training a written report was completed, addressing how the student would integrate and deliver the learning into their workplace. At the end of the training participants had the requisite knowledge, skills and understanding to effectively deliver an M-PACT programme within their workplace to a variety of families. Session 1, Session 8 and the reunion.