Bright Ideas - Family interventions where parents are problem drinkers

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20th March 2018

Nottingham Conference Centre
PRICE

Speakers

Leanne Smullen 2
Leanne Smullen
Manager, Phoenix Futures
Karl Leivers
Karl Leivers
Manager, Explore Family (part of Change Grow Live)
Rob Pryce
Dr Robert Pryce
Research Associate, Sheffield Alcohol Research Group, University of Sheffield
Oliver Standing
Oliver Standing
Director of Policy and Communications, Adfam
Jo Manning 2
Joanna Manning
The Children's Society

Start

March 20, 2018 - 9:30 am

End

March 20, 2018 - 3:40 pm

Address

Nottingham Conference Centre, Burton Street, Nottingham, NG1 4BU   View map

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An estimated one in five UK children (that’s around 2.5 million) lives in a household where a parent drinks too much. This spans the spectrum from risky or problem drinker to alcohol dependent. Alcohol – related hospital admissions are rising in most areas.

Problem drinking often presents alongside other risks, which include domestic abuse and poor mental health. Long term, children who grow up with alcohol misuse are significantly more likely to experience problems at school, mental health problems and to develop an alcohol problem themselves.

Despite the scale of the problem, many local authorities have no strategy for supporting children and partners of problem drinkers. The level and range of services available varies dramatically between areas.

The Manifesto for Change authored by the All Party Parliamentary Committee (APPG) of Children of Alcoholics calls for a national strategy for children of drinkers in recognition that they are currently falling between different service responsibilities. It also highlights the importance of meaningful support for ‘families who are battling alcohol problems’. Yet none of the 138 local authorities who responded to the APPG had a specific strategy to support children of drinkers.

This Bright Ideas learning day focusses on whole family services which offer significant, practical and ongoing support (beyond counselling and brief interventions) to the wider family as well as the alcohol user. Three services from different parts of the country will share their experiences:

  • Explore Family is based in Nottingham and offers support to whole families at an earlier stage; both the delivery model and the funding are unusual
  • ADFAM has family support services in London, Buckinghamshire, Essex and Peterborough which include Recovery Champions and specialist Family Support Workers
  • Phoenix Futures is Sheffield based but provides a national service offering residential treatment to parents, who are allowed to keep their young children (under 10) with them

In addition, Dr Robert Pryce from Sheffield University’s Alcohol Research Group will review recent research on families of problem drinkers. The day is chaired by Joanna Manning,  National Lead on Substance Misuse for The Children’s Society. Joanna will also set out the changes to service structures and attitudes which are needed to address the damage which alcohol does to whole families.

There will be open fora for questions and comments, and opportunities to speak with presenters at break times.

This Bright Ideas learning day focusses on how to make effective, whole family interventions. Three practical interventions which support families of problem drinkers in different ways will share their experiences:

  • Explore Family is based in Nottingham and offers support to whole families at an earlier stage; both the delivery model and the funding are unusual
  • ADFAM has family support services in London, Buckinghamshire, Essex and Peterborough which include Recovery Champions and specialist Family Support Workers
  • Phoenix Futures is Sheffield based but provides a national service offering residential treatment to parents, who are allowed to keep their young children (under 10) with them

In addition, Dr Robert Pryce from Sheffield University’s Alcohol Research Group will review recent research on families of problem drinkers. The day is chaired by Joanna Manning, National Lead on Substance Misuse for The Children’s Society. Joanna will also set out the changes to service structures and attitudes which are needed to address the damage which alcohol does to whole families.

There will be open fora for questions and comments, and opportunities to speak with presenters at break times.


Agenda (subject to change)

9.30 – 10.00

Registration and coffee

10.00 – 10.10

Welcome and introduction

Chair – Joanna Manning, National Lead on Substance  Misuse, The Children’s Society

10.10 – 10.35

Recent research on the family experience of problem alcohol use

Dr Robert Pryce, Sheffield Alcohol Research Group, University of Sheffield

10.35 – 11.00

Family interventions: past, present and a new future

Joanna Manning, National Lead on Substance Misuse for The Children’s Society

11.00 – 11.10

Open forum

11.10 – 11.35

Coffee break

11.35 – 12.35

Explore Family: a package of earlier stage, non-intensive support

Karl Leivers, Manager, Explore Family (part of Change Grow Live)

12.35 – 1.25

Lunch

1.25 – 2.25

Interventions through specialist Family Support Workers, Recovery Champions, and respite for families

Oliver Standing, Director of Policy and Communications, Adfam

2.25 – 2.40

Quick break

2.40 – 3.40

A residential, intensive support model for families

Leanne Smullen, Manager, Phoenix Futures

 

3.40

Wrap up and close of conference

 

 

  • Children and family social workers
  • Family support workers
  • Strategic managers for children and family services
  • Substance misuse services
  • Community health practitioners including GP surgeries, health visitors and mental health nurses
  • Hospital based health services
  • Mental health services
  • Social housing
  • Domestic abuse services
  • Dedicated services for women
  • School nurses
  • Children’s charities
  • Youth workers

The learning day will take place at Nottingham Conference Centre in the heart of Nottingham city.

The full address is:

Nottingham Conference Centre
Burton Street
Nottingham
NG1 4BU

Link to Nottingham Conference Centre website directions and map – http://www.nottinghamconferencecentre.co.uk/location

Car parking – the nearest car park is Q Park on Stanley Street, just off Talbot Street. Delegates can obtain a discounted rate by paying for the parking at Nottingham Conference Centre.

http://www.q-park.co.uk/parking/nottingham/q-park-talbot-street

Rail – the venue is a 10 – 15 minute walk from Nottingham rail station.

However, the tram (which runs from the rail station) takes 5 minutes and stops outside the Nottingham Conference Centre (it’s the Royal Centre stop). The trams run continually and frequently, but you can check out more detail by clicking here – http://www.thetram.net/maps-times.aspx

Accommodation

There is a Premier Inn two minutes from the Nottingham Conference Centre;

The Premier Inn

Nottingham City Centre

Goldsmith Street

NG1 5LT

T: 0871 527 8846

http://www.premierinn.com

The hotel car park is a short distance away and carries a small charge.

In addition, the venue has produced a list of other hotels with which it has special deals

http://www.nottinghamconferencecentre.co.uk/location/hotels-accommodation

 

Delegate fee:

 £130 + VAT = £156

*Team of 3 (3rd person attends for half price) £325 + VAT = £390

*Team of 5 (5th person attends for free) £520 + VAT = £624

ring 0115 916 3104 for details.

 

Included in the delegate package:

  • Delegate pack
  • Lunch
  • Refreshments available throughout the day

 

Booking Terms and Conditions

Cancellations received up to and including 27th February 2018 will be refunded in full less an administration fee of 25%. Cancellations received after this date will be liable for payment in full.

*Team bookings are non-cancellable but substitute delegates will always be accepted.

The full invoice amount will remain payable if you fail to attend the event, however, substitute delegates will be accepted up until, and including, the day of the event.

CANCELLATIONS SHOULD BE MADE IN WRITING TO conferences@ccclimited.org.uk AND WILL BE ACKNOWLEDGED BY RETURN.

 

Confirmation of booking:

Your booking will be confirmed by email where possible (and by fax or post otherwise), and you will be provided with directions to the venue and details on nearby hotel accommodation. If you do not receive such acknowledgement, please contact Central Conference Consultants Ltd on 0115 916 3104.

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