Thrills and Spills: Sex, drugs, alcohol and young people

This 1-day course explores our own attitudes and perceptions of risk and risk-taking behaviour, our responses to young people’s risk-taking behaviour and will provide an opportunity to try out practical approaches to help young people manage drug and alcohol consumption and its impact on their sexual risk-taking.
By the end of the course, participants will have:
• Gained an understanding of the theory behind risk-taking
• Increased their knowledge of how drugs and alcohol affect young people and their role in sexual risk-taking
• Explored their own and others’ attitudes to risk-taking and how these impact on behaviour and responses to others
• Gained increased knowledge of the law around drugs, alcohol, sex and young people
• Developed skills in responding appropriately to young people’s risk-taking
• Learned and had the opportunity to practise practical strategies to support young people to reduce risk and harm

Advanced or Stand-alone: 
Advanced
Lead Facilitator: 
Harriet Yudkin
Harriet.Yudkin@newcastle.gov.uk
Duration: 
1 day
Cost: 
Free to Newcastle workers in public and VCS orgs. £100 to those outside Newcastle & private sector.
To apply: 

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Times: 
9:30-4:30
Venue: 
New Croft Centre