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Welcome to the workshop pages of the Opening Doors project.
As part of the project, workshops were held at least twice a year at venues around the country and were free to attend.
You will find pdf files of each of the presentations, along with any questions that were asked afterwards. At the end of each of the main sessions, discussion groups were held to ask delegates what were the main points that they found interesting and was there anything that they would take back with them to their jobs. You will also find some comments that people made about the workshop and the sorts of things they would go back and implement in their jobs.
The first workshop, held in London in May 2011 was entitled ‘From the Cradle to the Grave’ and looked at substance misuse issues throughout life. To see the presentations and information, please click here.
If you have any questions, then please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What delegates said about the workshop:
‘excellent day, feel fuelled up, fixed up and ready for action – inspirational!’
‘it will make a difference gave me a boost. Always loved this work but today has reactivated my enthusiasm and given me lots of ideas for further reading and discussion with colleagues’.
‘a very informative and inspirational day, thanks!’
‘a well thought out and planned study day’
‘discussion sessions were a very good idea to aid consolidation/reflection with a view to enhancing practice’.
‘the broad range of topics from Child Protection issues through to homelessness. The range within the delivery with lecturers, group work etc’
‘if I start working with a family with drug use, check to see if Hep B vaccination has been given.’
‘reflecting on my practice. I want to go back and ask the local alcohol service if they detox pregnant women, if not, why not and will they consider it? Idea of end of life care being so important.’
‘I will be offering all substance misusers BBV screening. The flexibility of working that I have learnt to do thoroughly experience is echoed by those giving the presentations. I use the 'grab and jab' with contraceptive depo as Im sexual health trained. More aware of the ongoing problems of babies in the 0-3 month period born to mothers with substance misuse.’
Look at good standards, innovation. Making sure homeless people and families included in all services- Equality Impact Assessments.
‘Peadiatriticans doing 6/52 reviews for all substance misusers in history and baby. Hep B vaccines for babies is routine in some trusts.’