Whole family interventions for children and families affected by parental substance use

Monday, 24 June 2019.  10:00 am to 4:00 pm.  Iris Murdoch Building, University of Stirling

Whole family interventions for children and families affected by parental substance use: What works? for whom? to what extent? and in what context?

This one day symposium will focus on the international evidence for the effectiveness of parenting programmes for improving outcomes for children and families affected by parental substance use. Come along to this DRNS-hosted event to hear a range of speakers talk about what works, for whom, to what extent, and in what contexts.

The symposium includes research conducted in Scotland, the UK, Ireland and Australia. The symposium aims to provide an opportunity to discuss and debate current and future research in this challenging field of practice.

Speakers include:

  • Professor Sharon Dawe (Griffith University, Australia) & Dr Paul Harnett (University of Queensland, Australia), developers of the Parents under Pressure (PuP)™ programme.
  • Pauline McKeown (CEO, COOLMINE), who leads an organisation which delivers parenting interventions for substance-dependent mothers and fathers in Ireland.
  • Dr Anne Whittaker (NMAHP Research Unit, University of Stirling), academic lead for the ‘Families’ research theme for DRNS.
  • Practitioners, service providers and families involved in the PuP™ programme in Scotland.

Academics, front-line practitioners, service managers, commissioners, policymakers, and service users are all welcome.

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